Writing Struggles #3


How do you sit and make yourself write when every force, both externally and internally, is pushing against you? To some, the answer is to simply sit down and get the work done, no matter quantity or quality.  Continue reading “Writing Struggles #3”


Writing Struggles #2

A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity.

~Franz Kafka

Since my last writing update in December, Writing Struggles #1, I’ve done quite well. Then I was still trying to write my 2016 NaNo Story I dubbed, The Great Apocalypse, and now I’ve been writing something else.

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Writing Struggles #1


Lately, I’ve been doing better at the “writing every day” thing. As I laid out in my last writing update, “NaNoWriMo 2016 Wrap Up“, I’ve changed a few things to my writing lifestyle and habits.  Continue reading “Writing Struggles #1”

NaNoWriMo 2016 Wrap Up

Replace cleaning with keeping up with the word count and this is perfect.

NaNo Year One was a challenge and its difficulties more apparent only because the task was new. Year One, nor any year following has rivaled in hardships and pressures when compared to NaNo 2016, my fourth year participating in the NaNoWriMo 30Days, 50K Writing Challenge, and no year has taught me more.  Continue reading “NaNoWriMo 2016 Wrap Up”

Taking On The “My 500 Words” Challenge

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“Write every day” they say. “At least write a page a day” they say. This will get you in the habit of never missing a day and it will improve your writing. I do think these things are true, but I also have never quite put them into practice. Self-discipline isn’t my strong suit. I don’t know about you guys, but ever since NaNoWriMo 2015 I’ve been in a little bit of a writing slump… I tell myself I took the hiatus on purpose, but I didn’t really want to and yet somehow managed to not work on my novel since November. Continue reading “Taking On The “My 500 Words” Challenge”

Night of Writing Dangerously

The Night of Writing Dangerously is a chance to meet and experience other writers who enjoy the craft and are taking on a seemingly impossible challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days.

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For all of you out there who participate in NaNoWriMo, know what it is, have a writer within your circle, or support writing in general then please help me get to the writing event of the year!

The Night of Writing Dangerously is a chance to meet and experience other writers who enjoy the craft and are taking on a seemingly impossible challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days. The mandatory amount must be raised by November 11th. Fellow bloggers and writers I ask for your help now to help me get to San Francisco this year. Writing is my passion and winning NaNo, but one of my dreams. This will be an opportunity unlike any other I’ve been given before. If you would just like to check out my page or make a donation click here, Night of Writing Dangerously Fundraising Page.

Thank you all for taking the time to consider this and to those who mean to help me see San Francisco for the first time.

Where We Are

“Here I am, a month into the story and the words and pages are mounting once more. I can feel the story reawakening…This is going to be an experience of a lifetime. And I’m hoping I can keep you all updated as my time with this exhumation continues.”

My novel has lost its structure. The plot has spiraled out of control and since its creation it was known as(at least to  me), Finding the Cure, but even its name has changed. We started with Finding the Cure, not its tentative title is, The Seat of The Throne. I have penned 158 handwritten pages, which is the equivalent 157 paperback pages. My novel has reached 62,786 words and has taken more years of my life and me agonizing over this broken story than I would care to calculate. I’ve asked you all more than once to come along with me on one journey or another and the one I’ve had you along for the most is the adventure of writing this novel. Well I’m asking you along once more, but it’s going to be a little different this time. This is what this story has come to– Continue reading “Where We Are”