Category Archives: Am writing

Steampunk typewriter

I bet you’re wondering about the title for this post. Well, feast your eyes on this: Ooh, ooh! Let me give the prototype a test-run! Note that it can clock your typing speed, keep an eye on your verb tenses, … Continue reading

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Am writing, am reading, am really really busy

12 days into November, and I’m on track to finish NaNoWriMo well ahead of the deadline. It’s amazing how much I can accomplish when I have to. The reason I have to: I start a 2½-week trip on 24 November, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2019 — Oh, it’s on!

Last night I went to bed convinced that I’d skip NaNo this year — with no new ideas and 4 (maybe 5? I’ve lost count) unfinished WIPs, it seemed pointless to start a new one. But I woke up this … Continue reading

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Jumping right in

Not “weeks”, but “one day” later (and minus the sherry), I’ve begun the revision which, truth be told, is every bit as “loathsome” as described in TUH. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be crankier than usual as I try … Continue reading

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And that wraps up another NaNo

I crossed the finish line at 9:30 am NYC time, and what a wonderful feeling that is. I now have a first draft, and I get to spend the rest of the day feeling like I’ve done something. Here’s Mr. … Continue reading

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Back on track

Good news: My NaNo funk, version 2018, has ended, and I’ve used the last 4 days to push myself past 45K words. It’s not exactly all downhill from here, but the end is nigh. And by that, I mean the … Continue reading

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Who’s big idea was this anyway?

“On November 18th of alternate years Mr Earbrass begins writing ‘his new novel’.” Did Edward Gorey predict NaNoWriMo? Probably not, but every November I have to reread The Unstrung Harp, to remind myself that every stage of the creative process is … Continue reading

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