NaNoWriMo 2014 — 3 Days Out: Planning and Tools

There’s just three days until the craziness of NaNoWriMO begins and The Signateur comes to life. I’ve got my plot. I’ve got my caffeine supply. I think I’m ready—which means I’m probably not. Ready or not, I already feel that this year is...

NaNoWriMo 2014 — 2 Weeks Out

It’s fall. The trees are changing color. Pumpkin spice is everywhere. It’s novel writing season. I’ve written about my novel attempts for the last few Novembers (2011, 2012, 2013), so I’m going to skip the full National Novel Writing Month...

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...

Writing and September

NaNoWriMo starts in November. It’s currently September, and I already feel like I’m behind. Last year, I spent a week planning Those Who Are Yet to Come. By the end of November, I only got to 25,000 of my 50,000 word goal. In April, I put ever more...