progress report, if a zombie tried to write a novel

I’m finding it MUCH harder to get writing done with a three year-old than at any previous age. The “terrible twos” were difficult, in terms of behavior, but the terrible threes are just as terrible, for different reasons. Two year-olds just don’t understand the things they want, which makes things frustrating – but three year-olds […]

NaNoWriMo end

NaNoWriMo Ending Stats 37733 words, out of 50000 Total Novel Stats, as of 12/1/08: 49633 words 150 pages four sections mostly done (of six), the fifth section is well plotted out, and there are ideas for the sixth (ending) – and the sections will have clever and poignant titles rather than just numbers 😉 24 […]

day 22: i <3 books!

Amazon gift certificate time! I love debit card points 🙂 Hubby and I got about 20 books, and it only cost us about $40. There are too many to list, but I’m most looking forward to: Self-Help, by Lorrie Moore Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer (just have to see what all the hype is about!) Men […]

day 22: i

Amazon gift certificate time! I love debit card points 🙂 Hubby and I got about 20 books, and it only cost us about $40. There are too many to list, but I’m most looking forward to: Self-Help, by Lorrie Moore Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer (just have to see what all the hype is about!) Men […]

day 18:update

My most natural writing pace seems to be about 1000 words a day, under the 1666 I need to keep on track for the 50,000 words in November. I’m not stressed out about it though. 50,000 words wouldn’t have finished the novel anyway, so I’ll gladly take longer than that, at my own pace, and […]

day 17: oops

Oops, I missed a day. I usually do, during this NaBloPoMo thing, at least once. And it’s usually for no better reason than I just had a simple brain-fart and forgot. The novel was not forgotten though. I actually managed to poach some ideas and inspiration from old drafts. In one old draft, I had […]