NaNoWriMo 2015 Update # 2 + Excerpt

If I went to sleep right now, I would sleep for ten hours. Easily. I’m tired. It’s the end of week two and I’m nothing short of exhausted. Waking up early so I can get my word count in and then staying up late so I can read is really leaving me with not enough…

NaNoWriMo Update 2015 #1 + Excerpt

Almost a full week down. Day 6. We can do this guys. Usually I’m totally on a high during the first week or so. The exhaustion hasn’t set in. There’s the thrill of writing a new story. All I need is the time to go and the story unfolds. It’s kind of like magic. So…

NaNoWriMo 2014: Excerpt 2

Day 14. Wow, we are so close to the end date. Tomorrow will be the officially midway marker. At this point it’s now about getting through to the end. I’m currently sitting at 73,138. I’m tired, but feeling good about my story. It’s coming to life as I hoped and I’m nearing the end. There…

NaNoWrimo 2014: Excerpt 1

Just as I did last year, I’m posting my first chapter in excerpts of ~500 words. Feel free to post your own excerpts, comment, discuss, tear mine to pieces. Obviously, this is only a first draft. It’s still full of flaws and only edited for typos. It’s raw and it will undoubtedly change. This year…

About NaNoWriMo 2013: Week 5 Excerpt

It is the end of NaNoWriMo. Only today and tomorrow remains to reach your November goal. I know that I have soared through, but the holidays have caused me to slow down a bit. Yes, I do consider Black Friday a holiday, but I think it’s blasphemous that stores opened on Thursday. It’s called Black…

About NaNoWriMo 2013: Week 4 Excerpt

Wow. We are already in the beginning of week four. November is flying by really fast. Although, I could be mistaking a quick month with my sleep deprived state not recognizing what the date is anymore. I finished my first novel at approximately 95,000 words and started novel number two. I am really walking in…

About NaNoWriMo 2013: Week 3 Excerpt

Day 15. Week Two is officially over and I don’t know about you, but it was rough. Don’t get me wrong the story flowed well, and took and unexpected turn, but it was draining. So draining I discussed the slog with all of you. Despite the slog, I am an track and currently clocking in…

About NaNoWriMo: Week 2 Excerpt

It is the 8th day of NaNoWriMo and I’ve finished my personal quota for the day. My total word count is currently at 40,767, which puts me on track to reach the NaNo goal by Sunday. It is time for week two’s excerpt. If you’d like to check out the first part it is here.

About NaNoWriMo: Week 1 – Getting Started

NaNoWriMo is here and the ball is rolling. The first day still has some time to go, but I’ve already reached my target for the day. As I mentioned previously, last year I reached 136,000 spanning two novels. This year,my goal is 145,000, but I’d really like to hit 150,000. If you do the math,…