Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

Shore leave ends

Last night I finished The Secret Commonwealth (Vol 2 of Pullman’s follow-up series to His Dark Materials) and sent it back (virtually, and virtuously) to the NYPL. By now, another patient reader has begun this dark and compelling tale. I … Continue reading

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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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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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