Are You Writing NANOWRIMO?

Two years ago, I committed to writing 50,000 words in 30 days. This is the commitment NANOWRIMO asks of writers.

Surviving to the 100th Blog Post

I posted my first blog on October 5, 2016. It warned I would share things I found interesting and that I hadn’t a particular theme for the posts. I have been true. I have posted some about family, about my favorite pastime—bowling, about writing a novel, about the Pipeline soccer teams I help coach, and more. There are Ninety-nine in fact.

A Hodgepodge Week

What do you blog when life is great, and nothing unusual is happening? How about a hodgepodge. An RV Excursion? My wife and I will take three grandkids on an RV excursion to Corpus Christi, Texas next week. We, she and I, have got the thirty-foot RV ready. We had …

A Pantser Moves to Scrivener

Word has to go A year ago, I wrote a 53k novel during NaNoWriMO using Microsoft Word 2013. In January this year, I started to edit and revise it using Word. Recently, I transferred the work-in-progress (WIP) to Scrivener. Word aficionados may disagree with my evaluation and comparison. Word is …

Dealing with a Critique Website Critiquer’s Reviews

Finding a Critiquer Critique websites provide the opportunity to have your work reviewed by persons you don’t know and have only a passing relationship. I subscribe to a critique website, and I submitted a chapter to the site, desiring an unbiased evaluation. I requested comment on whether the critiquer found the content …

A Writing Milestone

Every week is becoming a writing milestone week in my writing career. Those who are unaware, I began my first novel less than three years ago. Since then, I completed two drafts with the first over 100k words. The second written during NaNoWriMo and is 50k. The novels need editing or …

My First Microstory

I finished a microstory today. It is my first and proved to be a greater challenge than the short-short story I recently blogged.   What is microstory? YourDictionary defines it as  “an extremely short story.” Mythcreants defines it this way. “The traditional definition is a story that is 300 words …