National Novel Writing Month [Day 4]: The Struggle is Real

Buddy and MacBook

This is not a staged photo.

I am currently typing this one-handed.

Buddy–clearly not a patron of the arts.

My workaround for now is just listing notes for each of my characters in MacJournal.

Day 3 consisted of printing out material I’d prepared–outlines, etc., catering to his majesty’s every need, going to the Oregon State-USC football game...and deluding myself that I would easily catch up on word count today.

National Novel Writing Month [Day 2]

Folks, feel free to click right past. These updates are an accountability tool for me. As you can see, I’m well behind pace right now, but I’ve made up deficits before.

My less than specific story description [excerpt from an email to Sarra of heartbreathings.com]: I keep messing with my plotting strategy in my head. Part of me wants to avoid heavy dialogue because it really slows down the pace, even without the annoying punctuation. Part of me is considering working from three directions [characters] who will converge at various points in the story. Who knows?

National Novel Writing Month 2018 Tally Sheet

Writers Horoscope for October 20: Today, you’re open to distraction.

Here it comes…big time.

National Novel Writing Month

And while it will be a distraction from your daily slog, perhaps this is just what you need…a distraction from your daily slog!

There’s plenty to be learned from this unedited dive into verbosity. But don’t take my word for it…

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