NaNoWriMo: Falling Behind

Some days, writing doesn’t come easy. Well, that’s not really true, is it? After all, here I am writing this. So I guess it’s a certain type of writing that doesn’t come easy on some days. For instance, I’ve never been good with deadlines. Anything that has to be finished by a certain time orContinue reading “NaNoWriMo: Falling Behind”

NaNoWriMo: Day 10

Yesterday wasn’t such a good day in terms of National Novel Writing Month, or even just my writing in general. Earlier in the day I had to wait down by my driveway for my no-contact deliveries for over an hour, and then when they finally came I had to haul all those groceries up theContinue reading “NaNoWriMo: Day 10”

NaNoWriMo: Day 8

It just occurred to me that I haven’t blogged in a while. I’d like to say it’s because I’ve been so busy writing my novel for National Novel Writing Month, but the truth is I’ve been mostly glued to my television set since Election Night. And I did fall behind in NaNoWriMo a little becauseContinue reading “NaNoWriMo: Day 8”

NaNoWriMo Plantsing: Taking a cue from D&D character creation

Well, it’s finally here! The first day of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. Are you excited? I am! I can’t wait to start writing my novel, but I just wanted to say a few words here first. I don’t know if this will be considered valuable as advice, but I wanted to share withContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Plantsing: Taking a cue from D&D character creation”

Useful Tools for Fantasy Writers (and Game Masters)

Most of these online tools may have been created with Game Masters and Players of roleplaying games in mind, but they’re great for fantasy writers as well. How often has your writing been stalled because you couldn’t come up with a good name for a character or a place? Or you were forced to useContinue reading “Useful Tools for Fantasy Writers (and Game Masters)”

My Weird Sleep Pattern

Since quarantine began and I stopped working 9 – 5, my sleep pattern has been really weird. Inconsistent. I used to have trouble sleeping at night, and for years when I was working from home back in the early 2000’s I slipped, naturally it would seem, into a vampire-like but stable sleep pattern in whichContinue reading “My Weird Sleep Pattern”