“Thirty days and nights of literary abandon.”   November 1st is the start of National Novel Writing Month NaNoWriMo.  This year I am going to participate and write in honor of my brother. I first heard about NaNoWriMo five years ago, and used the general principles to write my first middle grade story.  I’d been filling notebooks with stories for years, but I did it strictly for the fun of it.  Suddenly I wanted to do more and NaNo… Read more »

The writing process is slow. Couple it with the publishing process and the fact that writing is mostly a solitary living-in-a-shell like activity, and you are looking at a lifestyle that is turtle club worthy. At least it comes with a great motto: Slow and steady wins the race. This is a good thing to keep in mind, especially when you emerge from your shell for food, showers, more work (you mean there’s other stuff to do?) and seeing your… Read more »