Writing & Editing

Nanowrimo day 28: Story no. 8 in 2,553 words

“Sexiest bartender in Bangkok!” Nov. 28, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 2,553 words Total so far: 49,156 words Remaining: 844 words Two to go. For my last 3 stories in this year’s NaNoWriMo project, I’m going to draft one a day, regardless of length. Today’s … Read More

Nanowrimo day 26-27: 3 stories, 3 outlines in 0 words

“…” Nov. 26-27, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 0 words Total so far: 46,603 words Remaining: 3,397 words We are on a Thanksgiving weekend retreat, so I decided to take yesterday and today off NaNoWriMo. Instead, I’ve been doing some rough outlining for my remaining … Read More

Nanowrimo day 25: Newbie takes things full circle in 820 words

“The only thing China and Chicago have in common, is they start with the same first three letters.” Nov. 25, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 820 words Total so far: 46,603 words Remaining: 3,397 words Almost there. Taking a short day today, to finish up … Read More

Nanowrimo day 24: A world bigger than we dream in 3,152 words

“Whether you can stand to admit it to yourself or not, some part of you wanted to come” Nov. 24, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 3,152 words Total so far: 45,783 words Remaining: 4,217 words Such a big world, to try to put into a … Read More

Nanowrimo day 23: The very, very long Portland trip in 0 words

“…” Nov. 23, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 0 words Total so far: 42,631 words Remaining: 7,369 words Holy crap. It’s about 10:30 p.m., and we just returned from the longest Portland day trip of my life. Usually this trip is easy, but today being … Read More

Nanowrimo day 22: Feckniss in 1,862 words

“Feckness thunked his head on the mirror, his eyes closed. His reflection glared back at him, and shook his head.” Nov. 22, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 1,862 words Total so far: 42,631 words Remaining: 7,369 words Feckniss Back before I left my job, one … Read More

Nanowrimo day 21: Touch and go in 1,760 words

“Tonight must finish! Tonight must be spectacular!” Nov. 21, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 1,760 words Total so far: 40,769 words Remaining: 9,231 words Ugh, that was brutal. Some days, I don’t know if I can write a story or not. The magic ain’t there—but … Read More

Nanowrimo day 20: Does hell require a visa? in 1,861 words

“Go to hell, Jay.” “I will if I can get a visa.” Nov. 19, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 1,861 words Total so far: 39,009 words Remaining: 10,991 words Almost to the 40,000-word mark—which means just over 10,000 words to go. Today’s scribbling took me … Read More

Nanowrimo day 19: Revving engines for beer money in 4,034 words

“She lay still on the stage. Then she burst into flames.” Nov. 19, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 4,034 words Total so far: 37,148 words Remaining: 12,852 words Nothing like a night off to help you crank out over 4,000 words. Today I began story … Read More

Nanowrimo day 18: Taking a night off in 0 words

“…” Nov. 18, 2011 NaNoWriMo status and progress for writing a 50,000-word novel in one month: Written today: 0 words Total so far: 33,114 words Remaining: 16,886 words After making headway on 5 of the 10 stories for this year’s NaNoWriMo project, it’s time for a night off to recharge. Not that there isn’t lots … Read More

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