Tag Archive | NaNoWriMo

The Perfect Socks For The Start Of An Imperfect Manuscript

With the fun of Halloween behind us, the first of November arrived today, and with it the ominous spectre of NaNoWriMo. If you’ve been reading this blog for a few years, you might remember that this is code for “National Novel Writing Month”. It’s an adventure that thousands of brain-fevered writers embark on every November […]

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, By The Numbers

Hour Of The Day When I Realized I Forgot To Eat Lunch: 4

National Disappearing Days From The Calendar Month

Seriously, I’m not entirely sure who’s been feeding amphetamines to Time itself, but the calendar is whipping through days at a ridiculous pace. I mean, waaaaay too fast.  Faster than a over-stimulated toddler after a full bowl of Sugar-O’s, running stern to bow on a Federation starship screeching through the vastness of space at Warp […]

A Haiku For One Week of Standard Time

Lights on driving homeDay feels done before dinner.Suck it, Standard Time As you can see, I’m not a huge fan of the whole fall/winter Standard Time business. If you ask me, we should stick to Savings Time year round.  I’m mean, sure, it’s dark in the mornings then, but AM darkness makes me feel like […]

About Time For A Kick In The Pants

Man, have I been slacking. Well, okay, so that’s not the kind of news you wake your significant other up for.  Truth is, the idea that I’ve been slacking about something is roughly akin to getting all hyper and jumping up-and-down while screaming because, *gasp* the tide is getting higher! Get it, because the tide […]

Haiku advice for NaNoWriMo participants

How to win NaNoStart to write; stop for nothingRepeat 30 days

Thoughts in advance of NaNoWriMo 2013

On October 1st, not only did certain members of the US House of Representatives decide to take their football and go home (thus ruining the whole Federal Government game for all of us), the website for National Novel Writing Month 2013 went live. How are these things related?  They’re really not.  They’re wholly independent. But! […]

Things that made me smile: catching-up on literary things

It’s suddenly come to my attention that I’ve somehow recently shared next to nothing about the current state of my author-ly pursuits.  I mean, I did little but badger you poor readers about writing back in November (well, when I wasn’t trying to ignore everything blog-related competely) as I worked feverishly* on my NaNoWriMo novel. […]

10 Things I Learned Doing NaNoWriMo

November, thankfully, ran its course and finally had the common decency to expire like that milk you weren’t sure about anyway, or the tags on your car.  And while the end of the eleventh month obviously means that another jingle bell-ridden, egg-nog inebriated, green-and-red-tinsled Christmas season is upon us, the more immediate point is that […]

A Triumphant Return to Blogging (or…blinking in the sunlight after a month of NaNoWriMo)

*tap* *tap*  Is this thing on? Check.  Check 1.  Check 1-2.  Chuck.  Chuck Toast. So, um, hello!  In case you don’t seem to know me, or in the more likely case just can’t remember me, I’m Puddin. I mostly do all the nonsense rambling around here. Well, at least I used to.  I’m sure you […]