Day 23

“To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard.” — Allen Ginsberg Less than seven days to go to reach our writing goals. Skip breakfast and ignore email. Oh, and forget about eating lunch. But don’t forget in these final days to record your daily word counts here: NewNoWriMo Tracking.

Day 22

And we have a winner! Joe Bailey, our graphic artist in-residence, has completed his NewNoWriMo Challenge. I want to congratulate Joe on his accomplishment. Not only did he get the words he wanted written out, while doing it, he had an epiphany. “from the beginning of this i’ve said that i’m just going to tell … More Day 22

Day 21

Yesterday, a group of intrepid writers had a great, and productive, time during our two write-a-thons. Between us all, we wrote nearly 10,000 words. Astonishing, no? Someone even said, magical. I’m so glad I decided to do this crazy thing called NewNoWriMo. My story is shaping up nicely and I think I’ll probably even make … More Day 21

Day 20

Counting today (which is over for those of you on the other side of the world), we have 10 (that’s ten) more days until the end of NewNoWriMo. I’m missing it already. (sniff) But we still have lots of time to reach our goals! Join me today while we sprint towards the finish. “If you want … More Day 20

Day 19

Thought I was going to miss Day 19, didn’t ya? It’s not over yet! If you’re in the Pacific Time Zone, you still have eight hours till midnight. We can do it! The write-a-thon schedule for tomorrow: First Session 9AM to 11AM (PST) or 5PM to 7PM (UTC) 9:00 to 9:20 – First writing sprint … More Day 19

Day 18

Howdy all you writers! I’m getting to posting this late today, but better late than never, right? It’s the downward spiral of our collective projects. If you are writing a novel or novelette, you’re probably wading through the middle of your story. Keep pushing! The end is near. “There is no greater agony than bearing … More Day 18

Day 17

Howdy Folks! Yes, I missed yesterday, I mean, today. But with modern technological advances – I can post this in the past! Time travel. It  exists. “You don’t write because you want to say something. You write because you have something to say.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald. So, what is it you gotta say? Give … More Day 17

Day 16

Whoa! I almost missed Day 16. Here’s your inspiration quote for today: “Early drafts have a sly way of confounding everyone’s expectations, which is what’s so marvelous – and frustrating – about the art of writing. ~ Natasa Lekic” It was hard, but I managed to get in 431 words today. How about you? Remember … More Day 16

Day 15

“Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work. … Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything.” —Stephen King Bleh, another Monday. But we’re over the hump! Two weeks from now, we’ll be done. Finished with our goals and … More Day 15

Day 14

“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” —George Orwell Howdy Folks! The NewNoWriMo write-a-thons were a success! Okay, maybe not exactly a success, … More Day 14