Oh no…It’s that time of year again: National Novel Writing Month a.k.a. NaNoWriMo. Like splashing cold water on your face, the start of November wakes you up to the realization that only by writing can you complete a novel. After all, writers write, right? To help you on your NaNoWriMo journey, here are 5 rules to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo | 5 Things Not to Do Until You Write “The End”
In case you were wondering…yes, I am doing NaNoWriMo this year. I won’t be sharing my progress often as I am quite miserable at being regular in taking such tasks. Also, I shan’t share my goal at this time. Once I’ve achieved it, then I will share it. 😉 No jinxing the flow! About midway … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Mo’ Mo’!
Six Days Post-NaNoWriMo. At some point on November 30th, I decided that it was time to stop. Fifty thousand words or not, I had accomplished what I had set out to do. That is, to begin putting on ‘paper’ the story that has been playing itself out in my mind for some time now. True, the story is on a … Continue reading Post-NaNoWriMo…and the Art of Translation…
Okay, I am not certain whether I should be elated or crushed that I have completed approximately 40,000 words. You see, National Novel Writing Month is really about to end come Friday, November 30th and I am supposed to write the remaining 10,000+ words by then–no, no, no, it’s impossible–while managing my regular life. I am … Continue reading It’s official…NaNoWriMo-Panic!
NaNoWriMo, Day 19. I am in bed today. I am in bed today, because my fibromyalgia symptoms are significant enough to keep me in bed today. I am in bed today although I ought to be doing so much else. Perhaps I am in bed today because I ought not to have been doing as much as I … Continue reading NaNoWriMo and the 10,000 Words…
Even if it is on a napkin, back of a business card, a body part or two, it doesn’t matter where…keep writing, keep believing in your ability to express. NaNoWriMo is no different from everyday life. You set out to confront yourself and your reality. Sometimes you are successful in that confrontation. Sometimes you reach … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Don’t stop…
Sono distrutta. There is no other way to state it. After studying for some hours at the library, then returning home with the goal of organizing my outline for NaNoWriMo on YWriter5, I honestly feel like my brain is melting. For those of you who either do not know, or have forgotten–November is National Novel Writing Month. … Continue reading YWriter5 & NaNoWriMo
I’ve written a bit over the years about my illness. Here is a list of all blog posts related to fibromyalgia. “Rome… Rain… Rest… And The Golden Girls” (posted on Feb. 16, 2011) “Silence is Golden…And A Night Of Passion” (posted on Feb. 17, 2011) “Wait…Life is Changing Fast: Chaos Meets Patience…” (posted on Mar. 18, … Continue reading FMS Blog Posts
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To My Readers & Followers: My apologies for not having posted over the past 12 days. Let’s chalk it up to being overwhelmed and morphing into a proverbial hot mess. 😉 It happens, and probably even more so when you have FMS. Who knows? Either way, I am back and getting myself and blog sorted … Continue reading Quick Note | I’m Back!