It’s now been over a year since I started working with One Year to a Writing Life. With varying degrees of enthusiasm, I’ve worked through all 12 chapters so I thought it was time to summarize my general impressions of the book here. But first, I’ll talk briefly about the last chapter, called Writing the Way Home. I had trouble getting into Continue reading One Year to a Writing Life – General Impressions + December
Hey, guess what? I’m 27! And I’ve got some scotch, new running gear and a copy of the awesome board game Dixit to prove it (among other things). This has contributed to the past week being a pretty good week, and my productivity level has made it an even better one. I have: Written ~1k per day for NaNo, making Continue reading Twice Forthnightly – One year older, one year wiser?
So, the other day my friend Zee posted a biopoem on her blog and encouraged others to try writing one. Being up for a challenge, I decided to give it a go. A biopoem is a fun exercise, whose origins I’m unsure of, where you follow a set of instructions to write a poem about yourself. Here’s how they work (click Continue reading Playing with poetry: a Biopoem
You guys, I’ve had such a great NaNoWriMo-week. I’m super excited about the project I’m working on and having a lot of fun drafting it. My pace is quite a bit higher than it’s been the last few NaNos too, which is a great feeling. The project is a YA novel, the first in a series of 3 or 4 books Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Full Steam Ahead
With all the excitement of NaNoWriMo, I nearly forgot that I hadn’t posted about chapter 10, which I worked with during October, of One Year to a Writing Life. The title of the chapter was Memoir and Mosaic which I found both intriguing and off-putting. Intriguing because… well, mosaics rock. And off-putting because writing a memoir is not something I’ve ever Continue reading One Year to a Writing Life – October – Memoir and Mosaic
That’s right! It’s now November and that means NaNoWriMo is upon us. A busy but fun time of the year for me. This past week I have: Done my daily writing (but not quite reached 1k before NaNo started) Worked on the cover or some other aspect of Going Home not quite, but nearly every day. Announced the release date of Going Home. Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – NaNo is Upon us!
I finally finished my assignment! So now I’m half relieved and half holding my breath waiting to see if I pass. This is a course (or rather a module) that’s long overdue for completion, and if I don’t get it over with now it’ll seriously mess up my plans for the next couple of years. So cross your fingers for Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – A Sigh of Relief
This past week I have: Written ~550 words during my daily writing Started reading October’s chapter from One Year to a Writing Life, but not doing the exercises yet Posted about September’s chapter from One Year to a Writing Life. I originally thought I hadn’t done this because I’d accidentally posted it under the wrong date. My last goal, unfortunately, fell victim to poor time-management and a Continue reading Twice Fortnightly – Viva Barcelona!
So, the chapter from One Year to a Writing Life that I did in September was called The Alchemy of Writing. It was a bit of a weird one. It was about finding an idea and turning it from a little nugget into a story through a series of steps. It started, like the earlier chapter on dreams and writing, with Continue reading One Year to a Writing Life – September – The Alchemy of Writing
Guess what guys? I’ve finished the major edits of Going Home. Exciting! That’s not to say I’m finished. I have a short list of a handful of words/phrases that I tend to overuse that I need to look for and, if needed, cull as well as, of course, proofreading. Still, it feels pretty dang awesome! Now I need to buck up Continue reading Twice Fortnightly: A real Milestone!