December is wonderful. It is a magical time of year where Prague lights up in sparkles and the scent of hot wine and pastries fill the air of every wide street and marketplace around. Everywhere there are stands offering gingerbread, home-made tree decorations, metal-works, woven baskets, wood-carved toys…. I love it. Despite all the holiday … More Motivation has Gone into Hiding. Time to Hunt.
As we all emerge from the dark and wondrous cavern that is NaNoWriMo with blood of the 50k-Words-Monster dripping down our swords and straining our armor, we are all exhausted but proud of our victory. Even if you didn’t quite kill the Monster, perhaps you cut off a 10.000k leg, or you brought it so … More Writing After NaNoWriMo; Goals for 2018
This week’s post is about dark fantasy and the benefits of bringing a little darkness into your word-count, and you can find it hiding over on the blog of my wonderfully talented friend, Sonya Lano. Fighting Demons with Dark Fantasy Sonya writes fantasy in all forms. Dark, dystopian, epic, it doesn’t matter – she can … More Fighting Demons with Dark Fantasy
We’re halfway through NaNoWriMo. If you’re ahead, behind or right on schedule, as long as you are still putting in the time and the word count; I salute you. Personally I expect to reach 40.000 words today, which is amazing but mostly surprising. I have no idea how this happened, though I’m glad it did because … More Summoning the Will to Write
Anyone feeling those NaNoWriMo week 2 blues yet? It’s not unusual to use up the initial motivational kick and feel weighed down by all the words left to write. Even if you’re ahead, you might be realizing that the whole draft is going to end up being a hell of a lot longer than 50.000 … More Why Being a Writer is Better than Being a Person