No More NaNoWriMo


Okay…no more NaNoWriMo until next year at least. November has come and gone and it has all bee a fabulous blur, but it is time to get back on course. I set aside all other writing for my NaNoWriMo project, but I must get back to it now. I have my 100-word project to keep me writing and I am editing and rewriting ALONE as well.  I would really like to have it completely edited and ready for submission by the end of January, so there is a lot of work to be done there. I figure once I have Alone ready and I’m shopping it around, I’ll go back to my NaNoWriMo piece for rewrite and edit.  With any luck I may have one or more published next year. Continue reading “No More NaNoWriMo”

NaNoWriMo: Day 26


So I wrote nothing on the 26th day of the month, but I had a REALLY good excuse. I was spending the last day of my vacation with my wife and kids.

I spent the morning watching the sunrise with my wife. It was one of the greatest moments of my Thanksgiving Holiday.

Sunrise on Tybee Island

After we got everything put together, packed up and ready to g0 we did a little last minute tourist shopping and headed for our last tourist stop of the trip.

We went to Fort Pulaski, a Civil War Era fort that fell victim to the modernization of the nineteenth century battlefield.  It was awesome to see and the whole family had a great time.

The Flagpole at Fort Pulaski

A Month Ends and A New One Begins


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What a weekend and what a month!  This one has been exhausting to be sure, but that is not too unusual I suppose. The tricky thing with this month has been that it was a tease. It felt like this was supposed to be the month where things leveled off, but that was so not the case. The further along the month went the more chaotic it all became.

This past weekend we started the Fall Tournament for Iredell County (which SISA is participating. We had to miss Connor’s first game because it started at 5PM in Mooresville. Continue reading “A Month Ends and A New One Begins”

NaNoWriMo Prequal!


I am blatantly stealing an idea from this extremely well written blog. I read it, watched the attached video and decided that she had come upon a great idea. So here it is:

I am writing some short stories that will show off some of the characters that will be appearing in my NaNoWriMo story next month.  I had never thought of doing something like this until I read her blog and I have to say I instantly fell in love with the idea. So, for the rest of this week you’ll be seeing a few short pieces that will give you a glimpse into the characters and world of my NaNoWriMo novel.

Tomorrow will be the first entry and the day after will be the second.  Let me know what you think!

Another Monday Has Come


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I’m not going to talk about the Arizona Cardinals today.  Not going to do it. Nope. Too damn pissed to go into why they lost against the abismal Vikings or how I couldn’t even listen to the fourth quarter after a while. Gah.

On to other things, there is soccer (or football for you European types). Continue reading “Another Monday Has Come”

Less Than A Month Away…Oh God


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It occurred to me today that it is October. While this by itself is nothing all that special, I realized that November is less than a month away and a severe hit of anxiety pumled me about the head.  why anxiety? Well as any self respecting, self loathing, self abusing…okay…any writer, might tell you, November is National Novel Writing Month. That’s right: NaNoWriMo!

Last year’s NaNoWriMo is what got sme started on my writing again.  I flailed about inefectually for a few weeks, okay months, and never did finish my NaNoWriMo novel.  I swore that next year would be different.

So far this year is not looking all that promising either. I have a bit more of a heads up this time, but I still have nothing prepared for it.  No outline, no characters, nothing.  I haven’t even started brainstorming an idea.  I want to go from fresh and hit that 50,000 word mark by the end of November.

So, instead of focusing my energies on the project preparation I am blogging here.  Are you planning on participating? Will you be my NaNoWriMo friend? What do you do for preparation? Are you ready to start writing? Have you already started (you cheater you!)?