The Slow March to Success

I committed to a writing career on my 40th birthday–May 27, 1999. I figured that, given the average lifespan of 80 or so years, I was about halfway done with my life, and if I was going to be a professional writer I had better be about it. Do the math. That was 19 years…

Pacing–Ugh!

The point of NaNoWriMo is that you sit down and write without any editing for an entire month in order to generate 50,000 words. For my genre, contemporary romance (sub genre sweet romance–everybody keeps their clothes on), this is almost an entire book. I use this method a lot when I am writing just to…

Stalled Out and Stupified

I am stalled out on NaNoWriMo, as my “daily word count necessary to finish” goes up and up and up.  I am not stalled because of writer’s block, or because I’ve lost interest, or because I’ve given up.  No, I am stalled for the same reason I always hit a brick wall about this time every…