Daron, Aaron Stole My Post Title

Yup, there you have it… I had planned to name this post:  Nanowrimo – Week 1, but few things in the world and in writing are original, titles included.  Granted, Aaron’s post comes a day before mine, so I’ll gracefully bow to his use of the words. I still DO want to talk about how my first week went, just like Aaron did in his post though.  That much I won’t change.  Much like Aaron, I learned a few things during the first week, and not exactly the same things either.  I will say that it reaffirmed a couple things that Aaron commented on: writing is hard work 5,000 words doesn’t seem like much when you read them. Yup and double-yup.  […]

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The Rubber Hits the Road

Yay, Nanowrimo is finally here!  And I am SO happy about it.  When I (finally) decided to take the challenge, it occurred to me that fear should be in order.  But I prioritized my work and realized that this would be the perfect opportunity to stray from the genre that, I suspect, may become my standard one for writing. I’ve always liked stories with humor and irreverence (Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Robert Aspirin) and I have always wanted to write something similar.  This was my chance.  With that goal in mind, I knew the story I wanted to write and I even had a few “adventures” for my character to experience. That was the beginning.  I spent a bit of […]

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Anticipation

It’s amazing how one word can mean so many different emotions to so many people.  For some, it brings to mind the delight of the next great meal.  For others, the dread of the next Monday morning at work. I have two things on my mind (well maybe three) that are causing a great deal of anticipation for me.  Nanowrimo, of course, is one.  I can’t wait to pit myself against… well myself to see if I can perform under pressure and get that 50,000 word novel finished in 30-days. The other, more immediate thing, is my book.  Yup, it’s finally done.  And trust me, it put me through an emotional rollercoaster.  All because of anticipation. Let me see if I […]

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