Learning from Success with NaNoWriMo

Three years in a row! Hooray for me. Okay, enough celebrating. As a Neo-Renaissance man, I’m all about learning from life’s experiences, good and bad, successes and failures. The old saying is, “You learn more from failure than success.” But Continue reading Learning from Success with NaNoWriMo

Neo Renaissance Means Occasionally Leaving One’s Comfort Zone

(Forgot to claim my 2013 award.) *blush* Not much time to  post since I’m in the middle of my third writing marathon known as National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, or NNWM. http://nanowrimo.org/ I signed up to participate (Free, by the Continue reading Neo Renaissance Means Occasionally Leaving One’s Comfort Zone

NaNoWriMo is done–Success!

I apologize for not posting recently but National Novel Writing Month took most of my time, along with hosting six house guests over Thanksgiving weekend. For the second consecutive year, I successfully wrote 50,000 words of my second novel, working Continue reading NaNoWriMo is done–Success!

NaNoWriMo and Neo-Ren

If you read this title and thought NaNoWriMo is some weird hybrid animal that’s a cross between an alien being from the planet Ork and a rhinoceros, then you probably aren’t a writer and you don’t know that the inflated Continue reading NaNoWriMo and Neo-Ren

How to sort through the top ten lists of five easy ways to determine the three best strategies for a successful you in 2013.

As 2013 begins, I realize I am suffering from sensory overload. I blame the internet. Possibly the most wonderful, useful, time-saving, inspirational tool I’ll see in my lifetime, the dark side of the internet is the conundrum of having too Continue reading How to sort through the top ten lists of five easy ways to determine the three best strategies for a successful you in 2013.

Six things I learned from my first National Novel Writing Month participation

It’s not hard to write 2000+ words a day. When I’m really rolling, I wrote that much in a few hours–maybe three. Having a self-imposed deadline made it easier to write. Reaching that concrete goal gave me added pressure but increased my motivation. Continue reading Six things I learned from my first National Novel Writing Month participation

Do you feel like this by the end of NaNoWriMo?

Fortunately, I didn’t. But I did get this for my efforts this month: Woohoo. I’m one for one in National Novel Writing Month success. 50,000 words in thirty days. (“Twenty-nine, actually,” he boasted.) The only problem–I’m nowhere near done with Continue reading Do you feel like this by the end of NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo Update–week 3

I’m at 33,177 words, slightly behind, but still confident. Thanksgiving makes it tough to write, especially when I’m the cook and spend all day in the kitchen. Plus, house guests for the weekend make it tough to find time to Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update–week 3

NaNoWriMo Update- week two

I’m behind, and I know it, and I won’t get caught up for three days at least, maybe a week, but I will write 50,000 words in November! I just finished 22,682 a few minutes ago, and if you let Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update- week two

NaNoWriMo Update

15,347 words as of Nov. 9. I’m 344 words ahead of pace! I’m on track to finish and feeling good. I have to say that plotting before writing ROCKS! I can’t say enough for planning out a story before actually Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update