NaNoWriMo 2013: I feel like a winner!

By the numbers, I didn’t “win” NaNoWriMo. I didn’t clinch the prize of having a draft filled with 50,000 words, and I certainly do not have a document that is in any way ready for publishing. But, I feel like I won. I attempted something that I would have typically considered impossible, and just the fact that I was able to get somewhere with it … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2013: I feel like a winner!

NaNoWriMo 2013: Sprints can surprise you

If you’ve ever competed in a sport, you probably know that your body can surprise you sometimes, especially when you push it to the limit and a prize is in sight. Writing sprints are no different from a physical sprint. It’s just for your brain. You tell your brain, “Hey, guess what? We’re gonna go FULL POWER NONSTOP and see what happens!” At first, your … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2013: Sprints can surprise you

NaNoWriMo 2013: I’m doing it!

I don’t often get motivated enough to write in my spare time like I dream of doing in my head. In order to put an end to that, I’ve finally decided (after many years of saying “next year”) to dive into NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. This is also how I intend to honor a promise I made to myself in college as an … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2013: I’m doing it!