Here’s the thing about NaNoWriMo… I failed. My current word count is 44,643. So close, right? But here’s the thing about the past week – it was bananas. Last weekend my roommate and I were like, “Let’s move.” So on Monday we met with our new landlord (friend of ours) and on Tuesday our lawyer … Continue reading Here’s the thing about losing NaNoWriMo
We are a week into novel writing month and to celebrate I took a writer’s retreat. I came up to the mountains (the same mountains in which I white water rafted last week) to rest and breathe deeply (without coughing) and look at all the different shades of green and eat pizza and sleep in … Continue reading Here’s the thing about NaNoWriMo: An Update
NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow! I will be white water rafting down a river in the mountains and staying at a hostel without my laptop so I’m not sure I’ll get those first 1,667 words in. But that doesn’t mean you have to be deprived. So here’s some rewriting I did about our new friend Hark, who lives … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2014 Preview!
The best month of the year is almost here! It’s almost November!! In November I’ll go white water rafting and teach a four day week and a three day week. I’ll eat Thanksgiving dinner with American and Dominican friends and I’ll turn 25!! In November I’ll go to the movie theater and watch Katniss discover … Continue reading Here’s the thing about NaNoWriMo
In all my years of schooling I never remember editing a paper. Especially in college, when rough drafts and second drafts weren’t collected for points, I would sit down the night or so before the paper was due, type it up within an hour, print it out, receive my A and move on to the … Continue reading Here’s the thing about the aftermath of NaNoWriMo
Holy crap, you guys! I did it! 28 days, 93 pages of a Word document (single-spaced!), and 50,677 words later, I wrote a stinking novel. Can you believe it? I hardly can. So what now? Well now I am going to go to the mountains for three days and read The Hobbit and take a … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2013 – I did it!
I’m doing it! I’m actually doing it! I’m writing a novel. Only 13,098 words to go until I’ve written 50,000 words. 50,000 words that go together to create a story – a story that actually makes sense and has characters and settings and plots and explosions and stuff. I went into National Novel Writing Month totally … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2013 – I’m actually doing it!
November starts on Friday and I am very excited. November is my favorite month of the year for one very big reason – it’s the month of my birth. On November 21, almost 24 years ago, a star was born. Me. Suzanne Michelle Seidel. I also like November because of Thanksgiving and fall weather and … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2013
I’m doing a Gratitude Writing Challenge in lieu of NaNoWriMo this year. What a fitting four categories to be grateful for all at once: memory, work, change, peace. Memory // Work I remember when the life I have now was a life I dreamed about. I remember dreaming not so loudly about being an administrator. … Continue reading Memory, Work, Change, Peace
Every November for the past six years I have participated in NaNoWriMo. If you don’t know what it is, just Google it. Last year I wrote just over 20,000 words and then just… stopped. This year, out of habit, I was planning on participating, but as October went on my excitement for November to arrive … Continue reading Gratitude Challenge