Month: October 2015 (page 1 of 3)

Fiction is My First Love, but…

I love writing fiction.  My first memory of writing something that would entertain was a play that I wrote for our neighborhood kids to perform when I was about 10 years old. My dad was a Navy Chief stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba at the time. The base was enclosed, it was almost always sunny and warm, and the kids in the housing area I lived in stayed outside a lot.

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Why I Always Fail at NaNoWriMo

Shield-Nano-Blue-Brown-RGB-HiResI love the concept of National Novel Writing Month. I would love to write a full novel in 30 days. Sadly, I think it’s only officially happened one time, and I barely remember the circumstances around that line instance.  Oh, I’ve signed up several times. Sometimes, I never get off the ground.  Day one rolls around and there’s always something more important to be done. (I do have a job, even if it is contract and working from home.)

More often, I get the first few days out of the way and then something comes up. By something, I mean work, or a life crisis, or just about anything that eats so much time that honestly, writing even a few hundred words would be nearly impossible.

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