An Insecure Winner #IWSG

NaNoWriMo is over. I validated and achieved my winner’s status. I didn’t get 50K of keepable content, as I had wanted to, but I did make a dent in Isto’s overall word count. Yesterday, I compiled what I had before NaNo with my keepable content, and I’m up over 73K for this POV. Let’s see,…

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Hooray for 50K #NaNoWriMo

I made it to 50K! Then why am I not a winner yet? As I mentioned last week, I’m keeping two counts. I was actually on point with my keepable word count. I had 39.5K yesterday. But then I was listening to music and heard a song I mentally tied to one of my scenes…

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Do you participate in #NaNoWriMo?

This is my fourth year doing NaNoWriMo. Unfortunately, this is also the fourth year of me trying to make some serious progress on book 2 of the niniers series. Oh, I’ve met my 50K goal every year. But the problem is that up until a few months ago, I haven’t had all the details worked…

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Always Rearranging #IWSG

Have you ever been writing and been nagged by the quiet thought that things aren’t moving fast enough? The pace is too slow or the timing is off or the character just needs to be somewhere else. I’ve been there a lot recently. I end up yanking out large chunks, moving it to a different…

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Changing Plans #IWSG

Right now, I’m not insecure. I’ve been writing a lot lately. Well, a lot for me with my current progress. I’ve gotten down 18K in the past couple of weeks. It’s all in Isto. I had to rework my plan toward the end of the book because I no longer liked the idea of the…

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What’s your motivation?

I’ve been thinking a lot about character motivation lately. My turn is coming up soon for my local critique group, so I’ve been looking at the early chapters of Isto, Thanmir War‘s sequel. My buddy, Jim, pointed me to the John D. Brown archives on the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America website. Part…

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