Day 11

I hit the twenty percent mark! Woohoo! Most of the “official” participants are way ahead of me, but that’s okay. I’m happy with my progress. How about you? I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged. – Erica Jong Keep your daily word counts up…

Day 10

Hey Everyone, I have decided to do something scary. We’re going to have a write-a-thon! Several in fact. The dates/times are below. Mark your calendars. Write-a-thon Schedule: Feb 13th, 20th, and 27th Saturday, 9:00:00 AM – 11:00:00 AM PST Saturday, 7:00:00 PM – 9:00:00 PM PST Essentially, I’ll carve out two two-hour blocks on Saturday…

Day 9

Don’t lose steam folks. After today, we only have 20 more days. Woohoo! Wait. Only 20 more days to finish?! Better keep writing. “I do not over-intellectualize the production process. I try to keep it simple: Tell the damned story.” —Tom Clancy, from Writer’s Digest interview Keep your daily word counts up to date here: NewNoWriMo…

Day 8

This is the second Monday of NewNoWriMo, or the 8th day. I know, this is the hard part. You want to put your work aside. Writing is stupid. You’ll never finish and it’s a waste of time. I know, I feel that way, too. I want to stop, to put my project on hold, because,…

Day 7

Holy Cow – you made it to the seventh day of NewNoWriMo! Feel special? Can you sense the magic in the air? People on the outside think there’s something magical about writing, that you go up in the attic at midnight and cast the bones and come down in the morning with a story, but…

Day 6

First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him! ~ Ray Bradbury Of course, your hero may be a heroine. Or maybe something in between. Or neither. Whatever they are, on this sixth day of NewNoWriMo, follow them! There’s still time to sign up. Just list your name and word count goal in…

Day 5

There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write. – Terry Pratchett Hey! I’m from California! Let’s prove the venerable (may he RIP) Mr. Pratchett wrong. How many words can you get in on this fifth day of NewNoWriMo? Log in your words here: NewNoWriMo Tracking.

Day 4

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write. ~ Somerset Maughan So just write. It’s the fourth day of NewNoWriMo and you may be losing steam. Share your huddles hurdles (typos!) and doubts in the comments below. Chances are, just about every famous…

Day 3

Don’t know what to do on day three of NewNoWriMo? Just do what Stephen King would do: I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose. Wanna know what NewNoWriMo is all about? Check out these posts: NewNoWriMo: Get Ready for NewNoWriMo Do you know where your story is? All We Have…

Day 2

It’s the second day of NewNoWriMo – ALREADY! Time flies, eh? But that’s okay, because as the venerable Confucius says: It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. So don’t. I got in 366 words yesterday, how about you? Remember to log in your word count every day…