NaNoWriMo is Nigh

 A Clip of NaNoWriMo’s Banner  Last year, I participated in my first NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write 50,000 words of a new novel in the 30 days of November. I loved it. I wrote “Ephemeral,” a novel I consider to …

Fallow Through

I heard a story on TED today about how if you want to achieve a goal, you shouldn’t tell people. This runs counter to everything I’ve ever heard, but apparently the science is in on this one. What happens is, your brain is satisfied with the warm fuzzies you get …

Bad Girl Needs an Audience

Simmering on Slippers post (actually, Slippers and Anna’s comments at Migrant Art Worker) and whether art is blunted by the application of chemical happiness, the Wench began listening obsessively to music. Two kinds: blues by women and extremely loud and explicit rock. Hmm. What do these have in common? What …

Re Vision

Two weeks ago I completed the first draft of a novel that I wrote in just over a month. Two years ago I completed the first draft of a novel I wrote in two years.I am now starting the revision of the two year novel, deciding that I should finish …

Barely Counts

Barely counts. I am now an official winner of NaNoWriMo 2009, with 50,200 words and one hour to go. It feels pretty good, even though I have to admit, I’ve got a climax and denouement still to write. Yay for me!