Tag Archives: Preparation

50k Slow: A Retrospective

I wrote my first completed novel as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNo). It was a wonderful experience, including the pace. Every novel I’ve seen through to “The End” since has been drafted at that same frenetic pace. Daily goals, … Continue reading

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And The Story Flows On

I keep thinking of writing something here, but I never quite figure out what to say. That said, it’s been a while and I know some of you aren’t also on Twitter, where I’ve been more active. It’s time to … Continue reading

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Words Go By

… And still I think about you. Bonus points if you know what song I’m paraphrasing here. In this case, “You” is Eben, the main character in Vintage. He’s been fun to write and I miss him already. I suppose I … Continue reading

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City-Building

I’ve mentioned on occasion that I’m a gamer, and some of the games I’ve played and enjoyed are the empire-building, strategy types. They scratch an itch for me, the urge to build something up and see how far and high … Continue reading

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A Story’s Transformation

Today, I feel fabulous. Today, I’m on fire in the best way possible. Oh god, I forgot how good this feels. And I’m going to share the feeling with you! Or at least try to. I don’t know if it’s … Continue reading

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Nailing the Ending

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking since my last post, even though I really wasn’t supposed to. Well, I wasn’t supposed to be thinking about the outline for Second Thoughts. I meant to let it rest, except maybe for … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Path

So far in this NaNo, I’ve learned a number of valuable lessons and I thought I should turn up here and share them. Also to let you know that, while NaNo hasn’t been going well so far, I’m not dead. … Continue reading

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