23 More of a Goal Than a New Year’s Resolution

My goal this past year was to write a book. After a very spectacular fail in June, I managed to write most of one in November and win NaNoWriMo. I have to say, it felt really good to get those 50,000 words under my belt. My secondary goal was to finish the story…which I did […]

20 According to Anne Lamott

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So Camp NaNoWriMo is going along pretty well. I’m actually relieved to be able to say that. I admit to myself it isn’t great prose but, and this is a big but, it is words on paper (electronically speaking…err typing…whatever). I like Anne Lamott‘s term: a shitty first draft*. Because it really is going to […]

19 Once More…With Feeling!

So I bombed horribly with NaNoWriMo 2011. Between a complicated work contract, the holidays, my rheumatoid arthritis, and homeschooling, I ┬ádidn’t have anything left to give. My writing group understood and gave me some grace. I didn’t give my self much grace because I am, after all, superwoman and must accomplish 6 impossible things before […]