Category: Writing

NaNoWriMo 2019 Report: An Incomplete Pass

Final word count:  41,580 Words this week:  5,213 Average words per day:  2,607 Well, I can claim that I hit (and slightly surpassed) by revised goal of 40,000 words. I never could quite recover from falling behind as far as I during Week Two. But, of course, I now have 41,580 words...

NaNoWriMo 2019 Report: Week Four

Current word count:  36,367 Words this week:  10,091 Average words per day:  1,442 I did my darnedest to try to catch up this week, with somewhat positive results. My total words for the week were a nice total, but not where I needed them to be in order to fully catch up....

NaNoWriMo 2019 Report: Week Three

Current word count:  26,276 Words this week:  4,968 Average words per day:  710 I knew this week would likely be rough, in terms of word count, with a week-long training and three days of personal travel, but I had not anticipated that it would be quite this bad. On the plus side,...

NaNoWriMo 2019 Report: Week Two

Current word count:  21,308 Words this week:  9,298 Average words per day:  1,328 Steady progress early in the week, chiefly due to attending a Virtual Write-In over the weekend. My word count dropped off significantly as the week wore on — as I pretty much expected it to due to commitments at...

NaNoWriMo 2019 Report: Week One

Current word count:  12,010 Words this week:  12,010 Average words per day:  1,716 A fine, steady start to this year — actually far better than I expected, considering that I barely had a hint of an idea of what the story would be. (I still don’t, really, but it’s been interesting getting...

New Book Release: “Corporate Catharsis”

We’ve all been there: standing behind a desk or a counter for ridiculously long hours, letting the movie of our imagination roll behind our eyes. We’re certain that you can, far too easily, find inspiration from your workplace. Magic, mayhem, revenge — and, yes, perhaps even redemption — can...

‘Twas the Night Before NaNo . . .

Up until last night, I had absolutely no idea what this year’s story was going to be. None. Tonight, I have a title (The Light of Distant Stars) and a main character — actually several supporting characters as well, as I plan to set it aboard a starship in...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Hindsight Rather Than Foresight

Final word count:  50,203 Words this week:  3,181 Average words per day:  1,591 Slow and steady once again “wins” the race. I broke my three-year-long “losing” streak (although any year during which my word count is greater than 0 cannot truly be considered a “loss”). During the first two weeks, it looked...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Week Four

Current word count:  47,022 Words this week:  15,752 Average words per day:  2,247 This week’s word count ended exactly where I needed it to in order to ensure a reasonable chance at “winning” this year. The Virtual Write-In helped a lot and accomplished its goal for me: putting my word count “above...

NaNoWriMo 2018 Report: Week Three

Current word count:  31,290 Words this week:  11,605 Average words per day:  1,658 This week’s word count is not quite where I would want it to be (I usually set a goal of 1,800 words/day, just to make sure to have a buffer for less productive days), but I will definitely take...