Well, folks, I’m just going to cut right to the chase this morning: I’m going on a hiatus. I should probably have mentioned this last month, but writing 50,000 words for NaNo and blogging throughout the month of November (if you can even call thatblogging?) has left me creatively drained. And, as every elf knows, a month filled with merry-making and Christmas-cookie-eating is the absolute best way to fill myself back up again!Read More »
Well, folks, another November has come and gone. We have written. We have cried. We have supported each other. Celebrated with each other. Cursed each other’s cereal so that our friends shall inevitably fail and have to do a dare. Another NaNoWriMo is ending, and with that ending goes the last bits of our sanity that we have been so carefully clinging on to.
NaNoWriMo is finally over, and it is now time, my friends, for us to meet our deaths.
But first, I kind of want to toot my own horn for a moment, here, because something kind of wonderful happened on the 28th, and I just have to share it with you all, apparently. . .Read More »
Yep. We’re jumping right into the meat of the post today, folks. Perhaps some of you noticed that there was no post on Saturday. Or Sunday. Perhaps you spent your entire Saturday excessively refreshing your WordPress feed whilst tears of despair dripped down your sad little nose because you couldn’t find a new post written by Yours Truly. or, you know, perhaps you couldn’t care less that there was no post on Saturday because this month’s lineup of blog posts have been nothing short of abysmal and an incoherent mess. aha. oops?
As always, the lateness of this post is, of course, due to multiple reasons. One of which is that I spent the whole of Black Friday writing my book so furiously that I’m pretty sure I burned a hole in my laptop to make up for my Thanksgiving Slip-and-Slide. One of which is that I promised you all a pep talk, and the mere act of promising that has caused me to literally forget how to pep talk.
And the most important reason of all is, most obviously. . .I caught a cold.
And all of these things stock-piled together adds up to one very late, extremely incoherent blog post. Because when one’s throat feels like a giant lump set on fire by the volcanoes of Pompeii, one’s writing style is bound to become most gloriously cramped.
However, last week I promised you all a pep talk, and so a pep talk you shall have.Read More »
‘Tis I, the Kenzie, coming at you with the ONE POST we’ve been waiting for all month.
We’ve been writing. . .
We’ve been slaving. . .
We’ve been preparing ourselves
for this very moment.
And now, without further ado, it is finally time for me to announce the dares that you — you glorious, magnificent, beautiful writer-folk of the internet — have sent in for the NaNoWriMo Dare Squad.Read More »
Week two of NaNoWrimo has officially come and gone, which means we have finally broken into the final half of this crazy adventure of writing a book in a month. It’s hard for me to believe that we’re already halfway through November, but I guess it just goes to show that time truly does fly when you’re having fun.
Or. . .you know. . .when you’re quietly sobbing into your cereal each morning because you still have to write another 1,667 words before the day is through. Whichever floats your boat, my friends.
But anyway, now that week two has drawn to a close, I think now is the perfect time to reflect on some of the things I’ve learned over the past few days.
Or rather, to tell you guys just how big of a NaNoWriMo hypocrite I am, because I totally did something over the weekend that literally EVERYONE tells you never to do during The NaNo. Aha.
The NaNoWriMo Dare Squad, Day 12 — PROMPT OF THE DAY Pick a character — your favorite character, a character from the novel that you’re NOT writing for this NaNo, your least favorite character who you would love to end up dead — and write a 200 word journal entry about the day they met […]
I told myself I wasn’t going to do weekly update posts for NaNoWriMo this year. I told myself that I was going to focus solely on my book, that I had a whole mess of other things going on in November, and blogging about the whole writing process was just too much for my smol little self to handle.
I promised myself I wasn’t going to do weekly updates for NaNoWriMo this year.
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Welcome to my weekly NaNoWriMo update, peasants.Read More »
NaNoWriMo Dare Squad Day 10 — Weekly Check In! We’ve been plowing through the NaNo for a solid ten days now (and even more or less depending on where you are in this great big world of ours) and it is officially time for our first check in! If you — like me — are going […]
NaNoWriMo Dare Squad Day 9 — PROMPT OF THE DAY Have some fun today and kill off your absolute FAVORITE character in the most brutal way possible! . . .and then have them promptly come back from beyond the grave to possess the body of said character’s arch-nemesis. #somuchfun