NaNoWriMo and I have an interesting past.

The first time I took part, I drafted something that I printed out on mint green paper, workshopped around, edited with red and purple pen, and then stuck in a drawer.

Every fucking day year since I have done a variation on that same theme.


Going old-school with my writing tools this year.

Blast music.  Scribble.  Do laps around the house.  Love what I’ve written and want to write more.

Do life and stuff.

Eat popcorn.





What I haven’t done is plan anything.  On paper.  Or even a screen.  When I’m writing it just kinda happens.

Writing happens.  Less so than the other stuff listed above, but it happens.

Drafting, editing, finishing does not happen.

And then you’re 36 and a half.

(Insert angst here.  Get over yourself.)


Write like someone who writes in October.  NaNo in November.  Do not put that shit those pages away.  Write more.

Finish SOMETHING.  Finish a book.

Then start a new one.

So, there’s that.  More writing tips from me, such as they are, can be found here.


Blog Notes & Coming Up:

Thank you for coming to my blog party type thing.  If you haven’t already, feel free to add your links here.

Upcoming posts include:

How and why pinterest is my new favourite thing.

A bookish post from my sister-from-another-person.  I have a few of those.  Chosen sisters and bookish posts.

A guest post from me on Wheelescapades and a post from Gemma on here at some point.

Another one for the NY, 2017 series, The One Where Isla Met The Dinosaurs.

What are you working on?  

Will you be NaNo-ing in November?


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