NOV
20
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NaNoWriMo Week 3 Update

NaNoWriMo Week 3 Update
Word Count Goal for Today: 44,327 Actual Word Count: 43,491 I had lunch with fellow blogger, gay erotica writer, and WriMo Dave X Robb the other day, and we agreed that one major benefit of the annual NaNoWriMo experience is that a thousand words feels easy. So, I'm not worried about the words I've got to catch up today. Week 2 Outcomes: Last week, I tackled my pigeon novel, Homing, and my winged friends continue to flap around in my head. I didn't complete many of Minal's Blueprint Your......
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JAN
15
2

On Walking: Get Your Creativity Moving

SG_blog_secretsWhile the act of writing generally takes place sitting down--in a notebook or on a laptop--creative thoughts are not always derived from states of stillness. In 2013, I began walking on a regular basis; I realized early on that walking intentionally gives me permission to let go of a hectic mind-space and move into a focused and productive one. I have noticed that after a walk I am more appreciative of nature, I feel enlivened, and I am more motivated to get things done. As I have practiced wal......
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NOV
27
0

Victory & Mysteries Revealed

Victory & Mysteries Revealed
Moments ago, I wrote the last few words required to finish NaNoWriMo 2013 and verified my win. That's NaNoWriMo victory #6 for me! I welcome your congratulatory words on Facebook or Twitter! My official 2013 Winner's Badge My eccentric writing process this year incited a few questions from readers. Below, I tell all: Is it true you wrote your whole novel by hand this year? No, but I did write by hand about 15,ooo words of my novel on giant rolls of paper on the floor. I wrote the rest of it on......
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DEC
03
2

WriMo Wrap-Up

I've done it again. This November, for the the fifth year in a row, I tackled the reckless and wild writing challenge known lovingly across the Internet as NaNoWriMo. And for the fifth year in a row, I rise victorious in December, another 50,000-word manuscript on my desk and ripe for revising. And I've got good news: it was easier the fifth time! It was so much easier, that I did things a lot differently this time around. Here are a five ways I changed it up for NaNoWriMo 2012: I too......
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NOV
17
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NaNoWriMo Day 17: party break

NaNoWriMo 2011, day 17 Today's personal word-count goal: 43,329 Today's actual word-count so far: 44,000 Ahead or behind? Ahead, hence the party break. Years I'm Writing About: 2009-2010, on my Facebook Page you can contribute your own words about these years. I suffered through the transition from week two to week three of NaNoWriMo, but yesterday I found comfort in a productive and entertaining writing date, in stumbling into a natural upswing in my storyline, and in finally fundraising ......
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