The final entry in the wallpaper series is a bit tardy, and I apologize for that. It should come as a surprise to no one who participates in Nanowrimo that time can… get away from you a little. As a result, there are a few days missing from the weekly wallpaper, but this one chronicles [...]
If you would have told me two years ago that I’d be a Kindle owner, I’d probably have laughed. My initial distaste didn’t stem from dead-tree Luddism (although I have been accused of such several times). I was reading e-books on my Palm Zire long before the Kindle came around. I was turned off by [...]
It’s that time again! Here’s a week of Nanowrimo word count and wallpapery goodness to get you through the next week. Hope you’re all staying frosty out there. Only sixteen days to the big finish!
In a perfect universe, I’d begin every writing day with nine hours’ sleep, a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, nothing on my work schedule, and a gentle rainstorm to keep me from even thinking about going outside. I’d have a clearly formed idea, a flawless outline, and several unbroken hours to work. While I’m at [...]
Around this time in National Novel Writing Month, I start seeing a litany of familiar fears and complaints from first-time participants. My plot isn’t working. My story’s boring. I don’t know what to do next. I’ve hit a block and I can’t write another word. This is literally the worst thing I’ve written, quite possibly [...]
Break your writing into manageable chunks with a brand-new wallpaper for Week Two of Nanowrimo, covering the next seven days. Sorry for the overlapping day (Monday), but I realized too late that starting a week on a Tuesday… kind of awkward. Cheers, and I hope you like it. Also, if you haven’t already, please check [...]
Paucity of inspiration hits us all sooner or later. We hit a tricky story problem, labyrinthine chapter, or a mood-killing piece of dialogue that we’re sure reveals us for the insufferable hacks we are. Advice to simply bear down and power through is all well and good, but sometimes we all need a little boost [...]
A reader requested that I include the Nanowrimo word count on the original wallpaper, so here it is. I don’t have time to do the rest of the color variants this way, but I might get to it before the month is out. This is also the last time I’ll mention the wallpaper until next [...]