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 is that true? I’m not so sure. Of course, touching the hot pan when you […]
(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 way) and set a goal of writing a more or less complete book of at
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 acronym stands for National Novel Writing Month. I first heard about NaNoWriMo several years ago.
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. Plot, outline, and create characters first, then write. Don’t sweat the small stuff–typos, bad grammar,