Category Archives: WritingEv

Just Gotta Write!

It’s November. That means National Novel Writing Month! Want to learn more? See all my previous blog posts about NaNoWriMo. I’ve written a novel in November every year since 2009. Every December, I tell myself, “Never again.” Last December, I was serious. Never Again. This November, I’m doing it again. What is it about humans that… Read More »

A Squeeze on the Wrist

I have never, ever shared my novels with anyone, FOR GOOD REASON*. But now I’m breaking all my rules. I am letting you read this one. It’s 135 pages long.

Once Upon a Time…

Why would someone join Peace Corps? What motivation is there to give up your comfortable life in the United States of America to go to a developing or third world country for over two years, making a mere pittance of a salary, and bust your balls for a cause that the locals don’t necessarily believe in?

3.5 Weeks Clearing My Throat

It’s kind of like winning the lottery, except SO MUCH BETTER because I know the win is a direct result of my effort. I have successfully, for the 5th year in a row, written a complete novel in November. And this time, I plan to edit the first draft, in hopes of coming up with… Read More »

Work in the Potato Garden

As I mentioned on Monday, today’s blog entry is an excerpt from the novel I’m writing this month. You may think you recognize some of the characters involved, but any resemblance to real people, living or dead, is purely coincidental.* Without further ado, enjoy this scene, called, “Work in the Potato Garden.” ——————- That afternoon,… Read More »

NaNoWriMo Update

As you may recall, I’m sweating blood and tears while I write a novel this month. Here is a chart of my progress so far. I’m at 19,969 words, as of this blog entry. The goal, by November 30, is a completed novel of 50,000 or more words. As you can see, I’m a little… Read More »

TGIA! (Thank Goodness I’m Awesome!)

It’s hard every year. NaNoWriMo—30 days, 50,000 words. But for three years running, I finished under the deadline, and I had hoped that this year, my fourth year, I would also meet with success. The first day had me especially excited, because I wrote more than the recommended 1,667 for staying on track for the… Read More »