NaNoWriMo 2016 Report: Week Two

Current word count: 3,215 Words this week: 2,105 Average words per day: 301 Much better progress this week. That said . . . I am so far behind at this point that I think it’s pretty unrealistic to expect that I can hit 50,000 words by midnight on November...

NaNoWriMo 2016 Report: Week One

Current word count: 1,110 Words this week: 1,110Average words per day: 159  Um. Yeah. This year is not off to anything near a great start. While it’s tempting to surrender now, I keep chanting the mantra I so often use to encourage others: “Anything word count greater than zero...

NaNoWriMo 2016 Report: Supernatural Selection

This year’s story is going to be a little different. Instead of going with the science fiction space opera epic I had planned to write this year, I am going down a more cathartic route. It’s also going to be a genre that I have never attempted before (not...

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time . . .

I am extremely pleased to be able to announce that my novella, “Building Baby Brother” is finally available. I’ve been tempted to proclaim it as “10 Years in the Making!”, but then I’d have to answer for why it took me ten years to complete the final draft. Suffice...

NaNoWriMo 2015 Report: Winning Isn’t Everything

Final word count: 22,751 Average words per day: 758 I’d say that this closes the book on another NaNoWriMo, but that would be untrue in several ways. First of all, the story is far from finished. I’ll undoubtedly pick it up again some day and write the rest of...

NaNoWriMo 2015 Report: Week Four

Current word count: 22,032 Words this week: 6,695 Average words per day: 956 Well . . . a better week than last week is about all I can claim. A 50,000-word win seems pretty much not happening this year. Yes, I’m disappointed, but at least I have 22,000-plus words...

NaNoWriMo 2015 Report: Week Three

Current word count: 15.337 Words this week: 5,369 Average words per day: 767 So . . . a better week than last week. Although if not by much, I’ll take it. It’s not my worst Week Three word count, but again not by much. The odds are very slim...

NaNoWriMo 2015 Report: Week Two

Current word count: 9,968 Words this week: 4,949 Average words per day: 707 Well . . . this is not exactly starting off to be a stellar NaNoWriMo year. The last time I did this badly was the year when I didn’t “win”. I won’t say that it’s impossible...

NaNoWriMo 2015 Report: Week One

Current word count: 5,019 Words this week: 5,019 Average words per day: 717 Well, the good news is that this is not my lowest word count ever for the first week. The bad news is that the only year when it was lower was the year when I didn’t...

NaNoWriMo 2015 Report: Less Than a Ghost of an Idea

It being Halloween, I suppose it’s somehow fitting that I have less than a ghost of an idea as to what the story will be for this year’s NaNoWriMo project. A faint voice keeps whispering to me in the back of my mind, “Steampunk . . . steampunk ....