The Inevitable NaNoWriMo Hangover
NaNoWriMo 2014 Winner

The problem with November* is that it’s dark. It gets dark early, it stays dark late, and it’s just a mess of gloominess in that too-brief between, all punctuated by a few vaguely sunshiney days and the first flurries of the year. For a writer in the northern hemisphere — particularly one who suffers from […]

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Writing Diary | In Which Ley Writes Books & Then Rambles About Them

I wrote a book. Back in late summer 2012, my life went through some changes. My Diablo III buddy stopped playing, so suddenly all those hours spent dungeon-crawling (or chatting in tiny boxes while my character shifted from foot to foot on screen) ended. We had almost beat the game on Inferno mode too. What […]

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On Winning NaNoWriMo 2011, & Why I’ve Been Too Afraid To Blog

As you may notice if you scroll down, there was a huge, inexplicable gap in blog entries beginning around the time I announced that I would, in fact, be partaking in NaNoWriMo this year. A lot of it had to do with planning the novel in question. I had hoped to document my pre-novel process, […]

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NaNoWriMo ’11 Prep

It’s fifteen days until the commencement of NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month — and I am in full-on preparatory mode. As mentioned in a past post from September, I was on the fence about joining this year. Awful things seem to happen whenever I attempt NaNoWriMo. What if I break out in adult acne […]

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Camp NaNoWriMo Report #2

So, this is a sorta embarrassing post. For my second NaNoWriMo in a row, Stressful Real Life Things have ruined my routine. In the case of last November, the Stressful Real Life Thing (or SRLT) occurred towards the beginning of the month, and I was never able to get back on track. In the case […]

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Camp NaNoWriMo Report #1

Note: If you have never heard of NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—please refer to this website. Or here. Or even here. Another note: I had intended to post this much sooner–it’s been written for almost a week now–but forgot to. Oops. I haven’t mentioned Camp NaNoWriMo yet because when I signed up for the August session […]

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