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Lessons from NaNoWriMo

Okay, so I’m calling it a day for NaNoWriMo. I’m not going to make it to 50,000 words. I’m not proud. In fact, it hurts a little. I hate admitting that I’m not going to reach a goal. Remember all the swearing I did when we hiked Saddle Mountain? Hiking to the top of Saddle […]

NaNoWriMo 2011: Are You Tired of My Bullcrap Yet?

Posting on this site is going to be light this month. I’m going to do what I can to avoid social media, blogs and news, and I’m just going to write my ass off. I even thought about setting up my laptop in a giant back room, where it would be dark and quiet and free of […]

NaNoWriMo 2011 and the Final Few Nails to Pop My Crazed, Insane Brain

Okay, so starting tomorrow, I will be attempting to write about 2000 words a day for National Novel Writing Month. I know that 50,000 words averaged over 30 days is more like 1,666.66666 words a day. But my sister is coming for a visit, and I figure there will be other full days where I […]

Declining The Invitation To Crazytown

I have met people, a lot of people actually, who are really, really good at fooling themselves. For various reasons. These are coworkers or family or friends, or the orbiting wackos in our lives. It takes a lot of effort to keep fooling yourself. We all fool ourselves, in varying degrees, out of self preservation. […]

I’m Going To Write A Novel

I’ve been tossing the idea of a “big” writing project around since we moved to Astoria. I haven’t really attempted to write any kind of fiction since I lived in west Los Angeles and I tried my hand at a few crappy screenplays. It’s true what they say about Los Angeles. If the cops stop […]