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Day 25: Winning

Yeah that’s right, I won early! I reached 50,000 words this Sunday afternoon, more than a week before the end of November. This is a first, for me. 415 more words


10 things I learned from writing a novel

After six years, I have a manuscript. It’s not perfect. I have no doubt that a professional assessment will highlight a number of areas I still need to work on. 448 more words


Weird Instincts

It happens every time I come back from a break. I hadn’t written for the better part of a week, and my output had dwindled considerably the week prior. 386 more words

On Writing

Writing Time

The first rule of writing is to write. The second, third, and fourth rules are to write. And then there is the writing.

Lately I’ve broken these rules. 549 more words


NaNoWriMo for the Win!?!

It’s that time of year. The gourds are littering the front entrances to the market, cinnamon and allspice are being piped into the space at every shop in town, and your writer-ly friends are all heavily caffeinated, mumbling to themselves about word counts and singing the calendar song from grade school to see if November somehow sprang an extra day at the end of it. 237 more words

On Writing

Soft Machines

I’m moving wheels. The days fly by. Images blur. Words, nothing but words. And beer. There should be women, but I need to focus. I’ve taken control. 405 more words


On How to Survive @nycmidnight – Short Story Challenge Edition

Every year, hundreds of people come together to battle each other in a challenge of skill for the NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge (among other contests they host). 1,315 more words

Short Story