Camp NaNoWriMo Achievement Unlocked: Night Owl Status Restored!

I take it back, NaNoWriMo.org! I’m not sure if you fixed the problem or if it fixed itself, but this time all it took was two more updates between 10PM and midnight over the past two days to get rid of that hideous mid-day flamingo and replace it with the more sensible, refined character ofContinue reading “Camp NaNoWriMo Achievement Unlocked: Night Owl Status Restored!”

I Am Not a Mid-day Flamingo!

I have a bone to pick with thee, NaNoWriMo.org. I am a night owl, not a mid-day flamingo! That isn’t even a real thing, you just made it up so that anyone who wasn’t either an early bird or a night owl wouldn’t feel left out. But that’s not what I’m here to complain about.Continue reading “I Am Not a Mid-day Flamingo!”

My Camp NaNoWriMo Project

I’ve struggled for nearly a month over what I would make my Camp NaNoWriMo project this year, assuming I’d even participate, because part of me wanted to work on the novel I’d already started and still am nowhere near finishing, and part of me wanted to leave that on the back burner and just beginContinue reading “My Camp NaNoWriMo Project”

Of god or (hu)man? — Author Scott Austin Tirrell

I’ve heard that there are two types of writers in the world. Those that map everything out and those that let the story guide them. When I was younger and king of the world, my rule transferred to my writing. I saw myself as a great architect and schemer planning the beginning, middle, and end […]Continue reading “Of god or (hu)man? — Author Scott Austin Tirrell”

Camp NaNoWriMo/NaNoFinMo

My fellow writers, in case you weren’t aware, Camp NaNoWriMo begins next Thursday and the folks over at NaNoWriMo.org have declared April National Novel Finishing Month, or NaNoFinMo. Whether that means finishing a past NaNoWriMo project that didn’t reach the finish line of 50,000 words, or in my case, expanding the novel I won withContinue reading “Camp NaNoWriMo/NaNoFinMo”

The Party of Astrologers (Novel Excerpt)

This is the third excerpt from my upcoming novel tentatively titled “Elder Rites” which was begun on November 1st, 2020 for National Novel Writing Month and is intended to be the first volume of an as yet unnamed dark fantasy series set in a world of myth and magic which now finds itself on theContinue reading “The Party of Astrologers (Novel Excerpt)”

The Thing in the Sewers (Novel Excerpt)

This is the second excerpt from my upcoming novel tentatively titled “Elder Rites” which was begun on November 1st, 2020 for National Novel Writing Month and is intended to be the first volume of an as yet unnamed dark fantasy series set in a world of myth and magic which now finds itself on theContinue reading “The Thing in the Sewers (Novel Excerpt)”

The Puppeteer (Novel Excerpt)

This is an excerpt from my upcoming novel tentatively titled “Elder Rites”. It was begun on November 1st, 2020 for National Novel Writing Month and is intended to be the first volume of an as yet unnamed dark fantasy series based in a world of myth and magic which now finds itself on the brinkContinue reading “The Puppeteer (Novel Excerpt)”

What to expect from this blog going forward

Now that National Novel Writing Month is over, I figured I’d let you all know what you can expect from this blog in the near future, since last month I blogged almost exclusively about NaNoWriMo. But first let me just say welcome to all my new followers, and thank you for joining me on thisContinue reading “What to expect from this blog going forward”

NaNoWriMo 2020: A Retrospective

Well, I did it! I somehow won NaNoWriMo, despite all my procrastinations and mini-vacations and a few major distractions! Just barely, though… by the skin of my teeth. 10,008 words with 14 minutes to spare. I felt like my fingers were gonna fall off. This was because the night before, when I should’ve been writingContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2020: A Retrospective”