Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

Coasting

Unlike Mr Earbrass when he finished his first draft of TUH, I didn’t spend the day after just wandering aimlessly through my apartment, although that was tempting. Usually I give myself a month’s break, but this year is different — … 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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NBN Time

NBN = Nothing But NaNoWriMo, and that’s what I’m doing this month. Although “nothing” isn’t strictly true. I’m still reading like a fiend, still working crossword puzzles (addiction #2), still getting outside to museums (this week to the Armenian exhibit … Continue reading

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Winning isn’t everything

Here I am again, the good side of NaNoWriMo’s finish line. I’m far from the first to cross it, and in just 2 more days, a few hundred thousand other writers across the globe will have joined us. It’s a … Continue reading

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Quicksand in the “muddy middle”

A brief check-in: I’m a bit over 13K words short of my 50K goal, and have only 7 days left! And just when I needed them most, Grant Faulkner’s comforting words came via NaNoWriMo’s Pep Talk series: View the blank … Continue reading

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