NaNoWriMo 2014

This is my third shot at NaNoWriMo. First year I started Nick, wrote 10,000 words, then got busy with life.  I did finish Nick, however, and so I consider that first, concentrated push the true reason that book got written.  Last year’s only got to 4000 words and remains primarily in my mind, but it waits there…


10 Unusual Writers’ Words for #NaNoWriMo

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
With NaNoWriMo or National Novel-Writing Month getting underway this weekend, writers all over the world are doubtless concerned about the prospect of facing writer’s cramp, writer’s block (dare we say it?), and the other occupational hazards that lie in wait for those who live their lives by the pen. Here are…

With Brian

And so it begins, 2014: The Holidays are Here!

Last year my eighteen-year-old  son asked me to carve a pumpkin with him.  Do you have any idea how long it had been since we had carved a pumpkin?  I jumped at the chance and the memory will always be among my most precious. In my (as yet unpublished) novel, The People of the Green Hills, the…