A short play in one act.Setting: A small, cottage-like house in South Central PennsylvaniaCharacters:Kristy: A twenty-something brunette (since last weekend) writer, doggedly working on her fifth novel, a feat which she is using NaNoWriMo to completeWriter’s Block: A grizzled old man with straggly gray hair and a smug grin The doorbell rings. Kristy answers the […]Read More An Old Fiend
One interesting effect of NaNo is the increase in the reviewing comments I make to myself as I’m writing. Since, for the most part, it’s all going straight from my brain to the page in a big messy sprawl of words, and I have some serious OCD issues, I can’t let some things go by […]Read More NaNoWriMo Quirks, or: Wherein Our Author Cracks Herself Up
So, uh…could we change NaNoWriMo to NaNoWriTwo-Weeks-and-One-Day? No? Okay. Just checking. Back to work.Read More Just a question…
Listening to: Rise Against, “Whereabouts Unknown” So I’m 500 words behind on my NaNo. No worries, though–I’ll catch up today, no problem. I’m actually excited to push past it. Why, you ask? And how? How can you possibly be excited to write after vomiting out 1667 words each day (okay, and 3000 on that one […]Read More NaNo Status Update, Day 14: On Wordiness
Everyone else has already said it better than I could (right down to the post title, which I only added my little encouragement tag to at the end), so I’ll let you read them. Now, git on out of here and buy a book. Any book, so long as it’s new. Then pass these links […]Read More Buy a Book, Save the World–Pass it on!
Hit 19k words tonight. I think I’ve lost my plot. Has anyone seen it? It’s about yea high, not particularly bright, a bit clumsy, with a few half-hearted twists. If seen, please call the number on its collar (1-800-MYPLOTSUX). I’d offer a reward, but…eh. Seriously, though, I’m at that point. YOU know. That point. Where […]Read More NaNo Status Update, Day 11
The answer: You SO can’t. This is so right that it’s wrong, and so wrong that it’s right. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go watch it about 15 more times. Thanks to Eden, whose awesome radar is much more sophisticated than mine.Read More A capella, Star Wars, and John Williams – How Can You Go Wrong?
Listening to: The Flobots, “Handlebars”…again. Really like this song. Top Five Reasons Why I Will Never Do NaNo Again After one week–seven days, yo–and 14k words…my brain, it is dead. The funeral is tomorrow. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Society for People Who Join Ridiculous Writing Endeavors. I can no longer […]Read More NaNoWriMo Top Five
Listening to: The Flobots, “Handlebars” Come one, come all, to the battle of the century: The Inner Editor vs. the Inner Word Count Monitor DEATHMATCH, sponsored by Mountain Dew and NaNoWriMo! You’ll pay for the whole seat, but you’ll only need THE EDGE! In this corner, the Inner Editor, a heavyweight prizefighter with wire-rimmed glasses […]Read More Inner Editor vs. Inner Word Count Monitor
Eighty-eight years ago, we, as females, were given something we should’ve had all along–the right to tramp to the ballot box and cast our vote alongside men, to be counted equally. That’s right, we have had this right for less than ninety years. I’m sure some of you have grandparents older than that. Here, in […]Read More Our Right