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NaNoWriMo 2012: Because It’s Fun

One of the best parts about NaNoWriMo: hanging out with and meeting other people who want to write a novel in a month. I hang out with “real” writers all the time, people who consistently finish and often publish their work. And they’re different. The NaNoWriMo crowd has those people, of course (hi! me!) but […]

I was weak.

They’ve been in our house less than twelve hours, so they’re still shy–especially with how friendly my other pets are. One of my cats just crawled up onto my lap to snuggle me and ignored them. They were understandably terrified, but I’m sure eventually they’ll realize she’s even stupider and tamer than they are. Briar […]

NaNoWriMo 2012: sketches & a Mad Libs peek at the outline

I got pretty busy, so I don’t have much of my outline done yet on paper, but I have almost two weeks left and a pretty solid skeleton of the story in my head, so I’m not too worried. Here are the first five scenes/chapters, with spoilers! To make it more amusing (to me anyway–I’m […]

NaNoWriMo 2012: sketches & notes

NaNoWriMo excitement blathering post #2! OH THE HUMANITY. Sit down and pretend to read about my novel that doesn’t exist yet, and I will reward you with pretty scribblies. Making up the monsters has been lots of fun, but making up the other dangers that beset my adventuring party is even more fun. I have […]

NaNoWriMo 2012!!!1

  Shut up, I’m excited. And instead of making you hear about it every day for the whole month, I have devised a clever system so you will only hear about it five times. I am a magnanimous blogger who understands that you don’t actually care about my silly project, which is basically a composite […]

I Didn’t Want To Go On Your Stupid Quest Anyway

Two weeks ago, I had a burst of inspiration for one of my novels, a fantasy quest with goblins, elves, werewolves, and a crabby dragon. So I rewrote the first chapter to include more hookers. It’s one of those love-it-or-hate-it books: the reader either finds it uproariously funny (Jay Lake did, because he has a […]

Drive-by posting

I am so busy I barely have time to throw my dog’s ball until it is covered in poop and blood (oh, just wait, that’s the next post), but I wanted to take a moment to announce some good stuff. A friend recently reminded me that self-promotion isn’t a sin–it’s a service for people who […]

NaNoWriMo is coming up…

I thought I’d share my silly NaNoWriMo preparations. Every year, I draw my characters, make a fake cover, and write a fake back-cover blurb that will hopefully morph into the query letter I use when I later send agents a cleaned-up version of the manuscript. Here’s the blurb: The same supernatural sight that induced Mick […]