Waving the White Flag: NaNoWriMo 2017

Waving the White Flag: NaNoWriMo 2017

Since January I have been jonesing to tackle NaNoWriMo. Every time I post a goals check in and write TBD I stare at it with a sense of dread and anticipation. After the disaster that defined November 2016, I was determined […]

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NaNoWriMo Strikes Again

NaNoWriMo Strikes Again

I haven’t properly participated in NaNoWriMo in over a decade. (Holy crap, National Novel Writing Month has been around longer than a decade! I feel old now.) Those half-assed modified years don’t count, if only because I never took them […]

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Anti-NaNoWriMo, a Wrap-up Assessment

Anti-NaNoWriMo, a Wrap-up Assessment

This year, I did an anti-NaNoWriMo. Basically, I would resist the siren call of NaNoWriMo, evade the writing community pressure to participate, and concentrate on everything but writing. Now that November is officially over-and-out, I thought I would recap how […]

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18 Days without My Laptop: What I Learned

18 Days without My Laptop: What I Learned

This was supposed to be my National Novel Writing Month victory post. Instead, as I watch friends share their victories on Facebook and Instagram (I’ve avoided Twitter) with only a small bite of jealousy, I’ve instead typed up a bit […]

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I Want to Write

I Want to Write

So this funny thing happens when I don’t have time, or capacity, or allotted butt-in-chair time to write: I want to write. It happened a lot in university. When I was forcing myself to sit down to study for exams, […]

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My Anti-NaNoWriMo

My Anti-NaNoWriMo

It’s that time of year again. Starting yesterday, thousands started pounding keys toward their 50K word goal for NaNoWriMo. This year, I am doing things a little differently. I’m doing an Anti-NaNoWriMo. (I thought about calling it a NonNaNoWriMo, or […]

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