Camp NaNoWriMo

I have decided to give CampNaNoWriMo a go this year.  I have participated in NaNoWriMo every year since 2002, and often wished it was multiple times a year, as opposed to just November.  Camp NaNo is basically the same thing, but without all the whoopla.  The plus with Camp NaNo is that fact that you can customize your word count goal.  It’s not like 50,000 words is horribly tough to hit, but something a bit less would make success much easier to hit.  In all … Read more

Author Hugh Howey at The Tattered Cover

What a nice surprise the last week or so has been.  On the 9th, I happened across an article in the Wall Street Journal on an author that, up until that point, I have never heard of.  Hugh Howey.  He is the author of several books, but his most recent success has been Wool. After reading the WSJ article, I hopped over to Amazon and picked up Part 1.  I read it straight through in one sitting.  I think it was around 11,000 words, and … Read more

One Minute Writer: Our Story

Tell us the story in just one minute of how you met your significant other – or your best friend.  I met my wife through a mutual friend.  Actually, I had a guy friend and my wife was friends with his sister.  We all got together for a birthday party and I knew she was the one from the first minute.  It only took me 2 weeks to actually ask her out though.  Being young and nervous about girls was my problem.  Now, 20 years later, … Read more

Writer At Work

I have to say, I have not been this motivated to write in quite a while. Lately, I have been eating/sleeping/dreaming about writing. So much so, that I have opened an account on Amazon to begin selling ebooks. I know, I am probably a few months away from having my project ready to go, but I happened to be in the middle of the thought process the other day, and poof – I was set up! As to my story line for the project. It’s … Read more

Flash Fiction for The One Minute Writer

This is my first ‘flash fiction’ ever!  It is for Friday’s writing prompt: Imagine there was another “gold rush” in America. What would it be like? Place yourself as an outsider watching from afar, on The One Minute Writer.   The man across the table was a codger with greying hair and side burns to match. His stern look said everything that it should about the time and life of his ancestors. He sat resolutely, as if waiting for purpose of life to be revealed presently. … Read more

The One Minute Writer

So, I was surfing the internet (is ‘surfing the net’ still a term being used?) today, when I come along a website for writing prompts.  It’s called The One Minute Writer, and each day there are new writing prompts posted, and there is a handy little timer on the site to track you writing time.  I gave today’s prompt a go, and I will certainly go back and add more time to the prompt, as one minute is just getting me warmed up! What are some … Read more

Back to a Writing Goal

Over the years, I have had a great desire to write fiction.  I have started (and stopped) far too many stories to count, but never seem to follow through with them.  It’s not like I think they are garbage, well maybe some of them are garbage, but it’s just the want to write them to an end is never there.  I have decided it is time to stop with that and get something done! To start things off right, I have signed up for an … Read more

Tough Decision

Well, It’s been about a week since I so firmly boasted that I would be writing in NaNoWriMo again this year.  I made it just a few days before I pooped out.  I know.  I suck. It’s honestly ok.  I am ok with it.  I am just starting a new job, and i really need to focus on that.  I found myself disregarding work thoughts in lieu for writing/story thoughts.  Unfortunately, I NEED to focus on work right now.  If I had started the new job a … Read more

What to write…

Here it is, November 4th, and I have yet to start my NaNoWriMo project yet.  Part of me wants to skip this year, but I have been participating since 2002, and I feel that this being my 10th year of trying this wacky writing thing, I should give it my best effort.  The thing is, I have a new job that I started last week, and I have a handful of “honey-do” items to get done before the in-laws come for Christmas. As for he … Read more