Category Archives: Lessons

Why Failing at Nanowrimo Was a Good Thing (For Me)

I attempted to complete the Nanowrimo project twice in the last 8 years. Both of my attempts to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 day have failed. Sure, I had lots of excuses and distractions and I did make a pretty good effort of it. In the end, I have over 25,000 words of [...]

NaNoWrimo 2010: Not a Savior, But a Salve

I know a little bit about the NaNoWriMo. After attempting it back in 2002, and failing because I almost died from the flu in the last week of the month, I salvaged my dignity and used portions of my effort for my MFA application. A few years later I tried to go back to the [...]

Apologies to Commenters

Hi. Just wanted to send out a quick thank you and apology to the people who have left comments on the site over the past couple months. Because of a plague of spam I had forced all comments to go through approval before going on the site. I didn’t realize people had actually been saying [...]