November: the month of taking stock

So it’s November. How utterly exciting. Plus the Timekeeper Gods have awarded us with an extra hour today, which just depresses me more, so let’s turn this misery around immediately.

How, you ask?

Well, let’s see…

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Typical morning routine of a NaNoWriMo writer

Writing for National Novel Writing Month has had a bit of a rocky start. But, like many parents around the world, weekends belong to youth sports, so there’s that.

Still, since November 1, I have managed to churn out a small amount of the anticipated 50k total expected by the end of the month: alas, only about 2000 words so far. None of them for the memoir though – I’m working on a different story. Continue reading “Typical morning routine of a NaNoWriMo writer”

When things set you off

Sometimes you just gotta type out your frustrations…am I right?

In my defense, the PMS gods are striking so that’s my excuse. 😇

Anyway, this is what has got my panties in a knot last few days:

(You’re welcome) Continue reading “When things set you off”

This NaNoWriMo thing…

…is irking me a bit. And I will complain about it in a minute 😛 but first, I wanted to share a couple of photos I took on the way to the polling station. Because…today we vote for a new federal leader, and my polling station was next to a college campus and I tell you, the colours and scenery were absolutely breathtaking. I walked the 25 min round trip and stopped to snap some photos.

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Music, writing and the first chapter is posted

This blog post was written while listening to the instrumental version of

With or Without You by U2

Powerful music to influence and inspire.

I didn’t know who Alan Cohen is but he said this cool quote:

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect. Continue reading “Music, writing and the first chapter is posted”

NOT writing books during NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth

About a year and a half ago I started writing a memoir. I wrote it like I was possessed, the words flowing out of my head and onto my screen without too much trouble.

I didn’t edit. I didn’t re-read. I just wrote it out.

Then I stopped.

I worried. Why can’t I continue? Why am I stuck now, after such a strong start? Continue reading “NOT writing books during NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth”