Writing Update

The year started out so well, but I now find myself at the end of January with far too little writing tasks completed and far too many of life’s distractions. I’m sorry to announce that NewNoWriMo 2017 is canceled. Check back in a couple of months. Hopefully by then, I’ll be back in the swing … More Writing Update

The Party is Over

Well, I’m done. And good riddance to NewNoWriMo. It has been a lot of fun, and I appreciate all the effort my fellow writers put into our collective efforts, but it was a lot of work. I shouldn’t complain though. I reached my goal of 17,400 words! Better yet, I finished the third episode of … More The Party is Over

Day 29

Yes, folks, it’s the last day of NewNoWriMo!! For those of you who have made it this far, keep going! In less than 24 hours, you can rest, so give it your all RIGHT NOW. Write all day if you have to, but don’t stop until you see your goal in the rear view mirror. … More Day 29

Day 28

Lazy Sunday, but you’re writing, right? Right. “Fiction is about stuff that’s screwed up.” – Nancy Kress So, let’s get a little screwy. I managed to get in 2,979 words yesterday, bringing my monthly total to 13,491 words. I plan to write the same amount today. How about you? Record your daily word counts here: NewNoWriMo Tracking. Remember, … More Day 28

Day 27

Three days left, folks. Three days to go out in a blazing glory. Three days to write until your butt develops pimples. (No, you cannot unread that.) Three days to continue the hard work you started way back on Feb 1st, 2016. Though I know many have fallen off this space shuttle, there’s still a … More Day 27

Day 26

“This is how you do it: You sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it is done. It’s that easy. And that hard.” ~ Neil Gaiman Less than four days to go to reach our writing goals. Skip breakfast and ignore email. Oh, and forget about eating lunch. But don’t forget … More Day 26

Day 25

“Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.” ~ Ray Bradbury Less than five days to go to reach our writing goals. Skip breakfast and ignore email. Oh, and forget about eating lunch. But don’t forget in … More Day 25

Day 24

“If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Or, if proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go. I can’t allow what we learned in English composition to disrupt the sound and rhythm of the narrative.” ~ Elmore Leonard Less than six days to go to reach our writing goals. Skip breakfast … More Day 24

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