year-end clearance

I spent December digesting what I learned from my November, my mini-NaNoWriMo. In that month, I wrote around 25,000 words, which is only half of the true NaNo goal, but that was fine because I said, quite truthfully, it wasn’t my aim to get the full fifty. But I plugged away, and with a correct … More year-end clearance

halfway to something

It’s mid-November, and for all of the folks diligently plugging away with National Novel Writing Month, that means 25,000 words. Maybe it means having reached that mark and a little bit of triumph or a sense of security against less productive days or weeks. Maybe it means a renewed sense of determination to catch up … More halfway to something

a work in progress

By the week’s end, it will be November. Writers the world around are gathering themselves for National Novel Writing Month, and I, like I’ve done for years, am circling it. I’ve already started my new novel, and it doesn’t fit into the 50,000-word template. I know my own process well enough to know that trying … More a work in progress