Writers’ Postbox: Episode 8

It's NaNoWriMo? Are you writing yet? For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, or NOVEMBER. Millions of people join together in the common goal of completing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Sounds impossible? Not so, my friend.  Some years ago, friends talked me into giving NaNo a whack. I mostly did... Continue Reading →

Write Every Day… Maybe.

Butt in chair, fingers tickling keyboard. That's the prescription, right? It is fairly imperative, if you desire to be a writer, to write, but I read an article recently that made me question the mantra and its power in my life. Since my own writing has been hovering somewhere between squeamish and nonexistent, I though... Continue Reading →

Gentlemen, start your engines

It's here. NaNoWriMo starts Sunday. Yikes. Last year I didn't participate, because I was completely engulfed in revisions on my novel, and refused to be bothered. This year I was tempted to do the same, but since the novel has been on a hiatus for the past couple of months, I thought I'd use NaNo... Continue Reading →

The Rewriting Enemy

I've read much about how rewriting can become an illness, an unstoppable virus that can take over your life and paralyze you.  Until last month, I wondered at these authors, making such heinous claims.  I have been writing my novel for over a year without looking back, in true NaNoWriMo form, only rereading when I... Continue Reading →

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