Ian Philpot

Fatherhood in the 21st Century: How Google Keeps Me Sane

  The first day I was a father, everything was easy. I got to stare at the baby while the nurses took care of her. If I had a question, the nurse had the answer. When we got home, it wasn’t horribly difficult to take care of the baby. I was a champ when it...

Week Two at Camp NaNoWriMo

One of the things I like most about extended writing projects is getting to know the characters. While I haven’t made huge strides in meeting my Camp NaNoWriMo goal, I’ve learned a lot about my characters. The bigger bonus is that my new cabin seems to be...

NaNoWriMo 2012: Day 13

Bad News: I’m officially more than 10,000 words behind in NaNoWriMo. Good News: I’m not giving up. I’ve been very frustrated with my story from the very start this year, which has really caused problems with the whole word count thing. But I’ve...

NaNoWriMo 2012: Day 1 Recap

First, let me say how horribly unprepared I feel about NaNoWriMo this year. The novel I’m writing is the third idea I’ve had, and I landed on it just over a week ago. I tried taking time to outline characters, but I couldn’t even decide on their...