NaNoWriMo Day 5 Recap: That Feeling When…

This is my first year writing directly into scrivener; previous years have left me embracing the austere familiarity of Word for my writing needs. There, all my words were collected into a vaguely linear (ideally) jumble, and one simple counter at the bottom of the screen tracked whether I was on target or not. It wasn't … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 5 Recap: That Feeling When…


NaNoWriMo: Day 1 Recap

Between the Philadelphia NaNo group's midnight online writing kickoff and a lovely in person gathering at a local coffee shop Sunday afternoon, I closed out my first day of NaNo with a respectable 5,200 words. You might be hearing that, running some quick mental math, and realizing that I'm already past the Day 3 goal … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 1 Recap

A Mid-month Check-in/The Letter

Friends. Things aren't going well. I never set a target word count for April, instead intending to get a workable draft for a collection of short stories and poems, which on the surface seems like a much more forgiving goal. It's not. Word count would have been so much easier; I wouldn't be sitting here side-eyeing … Continue reading A Mid-month Check-in/The Letter


NaNoWriMo 2012: Unprecedented Success

I never know what to share or not in the process of writing. Will people judge me based on rough drafts, or do others, as I do, enjoy insight into someone's creative process? This year I'm trying to do something new, trying to let go a little. Getting words down isn't a challenge for me, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2012: Unprecedented Success