NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 25

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 25

Ink on paper is as beautiful to me as flowers on the mountains; God composes, why shouldn’t we? — Audra Foveo-Alba I love words on the page. What’s more, I love words on the page that I’ve put there. I like watching the letters form on the screen,... read more

Caro Kinkead

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing something or the other and finished my first “novel” at the age of eight (five pages, which my mother still has and threatens to sell to the National Enquirer when I make the NYT bestseller list). I have the usual collection of adolescent bad poetry and purple prose, much of which has thankfully disappeared — though I recently unearthed the first romance novel I completed. :: shudders ::


What I Write

These days, I’m focused on a contemporary romance series set in the fictional town of Henry’s Mills, close enough to New York and Boston to enjoy their amenities — but far enough away that urbanites wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle can deem it “rural.” The residents have cannily embraced this designation for tourism purposes.

The first book is in editing, with the second in the series planned for NaNoWriMo 2015. With luck, both will be published in 2016. Of course, that’s not to say something shiny and new won’t come along to catch my attention at any moment…

What You'll Find Here

At this point, I’m sharing my thoughts, knitting projects, general geekiness, and whatever else might fall out of my brain. Current media obsessions are The Flash, Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Blindspot, and comics in general and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular.

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 24

If you don’t allow yourself the possibility of writing something very, very bad, it would be hard to write something very good. — Steven Galloway I’ve won NaNoWriMo most of the years I’ve sat down to do the madness. I love much of what I’ve... read more

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 23

I’m very proud of my flops, as much as of my successes. — Francis Ford Coppola I’m going to be writing a lot about failure this week because we are staring down the end of NaNo, and I know there are some folks at this point who are struggling mightily. I... read more

NaNoInspiration: Day 22

Writing a book is a adventure. To begin with it is a toy and amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him... read more

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 21

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative. — Woody Allen It’s easy to play it safe, and that’s one of the struggles I often find I have to overcome when I’m trying to write. I... read more

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 20

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” — Paul McCartney Yesterday, I logged onto Facebook to find a reminder of how short life can be. Someone I’d worked with back when I was doing the Ren Faire here in Southern California... read more

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 19

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London

Some days, going after something with a club is overwhelmingly tempting. It could be the person who interrupted you in the middle of a a writing sprint when everything was flowing. It can be the day job that seems determined to ensure you can’t do what you’re supposed to do for whatever reason the project you’re working on, the folks you have to deal with or the geniuses up in the Executive Offices have dreamed up.

For WriMos, we’re reaching the point where it is very often the book we’re working on.

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 18

“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.” — Eleanor Roosevelt I was lucky — both my parents let me indulge my curiosity. I grew up surrounded by books,... read more

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 17

Fall seven times and stand up eight — Japanese Proverb I’m behind at the moment. Not by much, but Monday morning found me a good 800 words down from my personal NaNo goal. With 15 days left to go, I needed to write an additional 54 words each day in order to make it... read more

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 16

“To err is human. To blame it on somebody else is even more human.” — Arthur Bloch Yeah, I’m blaming the salesman for our contractor for the problems meeting my word count yesterday. We did the final paperwork on our bathroom remodel and there have... read more

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 15

“You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Welcome to Week Three. Believe it or not, we’re halfway there. You should (hopefully) be hitting 25,000 words by... read more

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