NaNoWriMo Day 6: All is Not Lost

November 6th, 2014

3,573 words

It took almost all night, but I cranked out a little over 2,000 words. If I was on track with NaNoWriMo, I would have crossed the 10,000-word mark tonight, but I’ll have to settle for 3,573. It’ll be a tough fight to make up the word count deficit, but I dig this story and really want to see how it unfolds.

My NaNoWriMo is Not Off to a Strong Start

November 4th, 2014

1,073 words

I wrote nothing yesterday, and I wrote 1,073 words tonight before I fell asleep at my keyboard. This year’s NaNoWriMo is going to be a tough one.

I Voted

November 4th, 2014

My "I Voted" sticker

Today, I voted in my very first mid-term election in the state of California. I hope I didn’t screw it up.

Rom Magliozzi, Co-Host of Car Talk, Dies at 77

November 3rd, 2014

From NPR:

Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio’s most popular personalities, died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 77 years old.

Sad news. I grew up listening to Car Talk. What a great legacy of work to leave behind. No one had a laugh like Tom’s.

All Aboard the NaNoWriMo Train

November 3rd, 2014

Ready to NaNoWriMo

It’s November, which means it’s National Novel Writing Month, the month in which people all over the world write their butts off to complete a 50,000-word first draft in 30 days. In order to stay on target, writers need to crank out an average of 1,667 words every day.

It’s been a few years since I’ve participated, and I think it’s about time that I give it another shot. I’ve completed some god-awful manuscripts in years past, but I’m a tiny bit better of a writer these days, so I’m going in with the goal of creating a workable first draft that I can revise, edit, and publish.

Today is November 3rd, which means I’m a little late to the party. Typically, writers will want to hit the 5,000-word mark today. Right now, my word count is zero, so I have some catching up to do.

I have an idea that’s I’ve kicked around in my head for a couple months, so now’s as good a time as any to write it down.