NaNoWriMo — Kiliane’s Rage

NaNoWriMo — Kiliane’s Rage I finished NaNoWriMo with a total 50,248 words in 28 days. It has been an interesting experience from which I learned much. My goal when I signed up was a 50k word novel or near-novel by the end of the month. It was great relief to …

Pipeline Soccer Boys 2008 Gold

Pipeline Soccer Boys 2008 Gold (https://pscboys2008gold.shutterfly.com/) I was blessed to be the assistant coach for the Pipeline Soccer Club (http://www.pipelinesoccerclub.com/) Boys 2008 Gold team. It has been a pleasure to have coached this team of fine young men. Labor Day Tournament The team began practice in August to prepare for …

Thanksgiving in Panama

  NaNoWriMo update This shares an interesting Thanksgiving story. But first, an NaNoWriMo challenge update. Every day I am writing something towards the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words in the month of November. I have completed fourteen days and I am ahead of schedule. I hope to finish by day 22 …

NaNoWriMo – Day 7

This is NaNoWriMo – Day 7 and my word count today is 1743. Still on track. I was ready to write today when I realized how far into the novel I was. I was well past the events to hook the reader. I described the cast of characters and limited …

NaNoWriMo – Day 5

NaNoWriMo – Day 5 The total for NaNoWriMo – Day 5 is 1706. The total for the five days is 10.1k plus. I scheduled early mornings on weekends for writing. I couldn’t keep the schedule today. A contractor friend came to finish the bathroom remodel. I worked with him, mostly he …

NaNoWrmo

NaNoWrmo This is my first day of NaNoWrMo. I finished 2032 words of a new novel. The challenge is to continue at this pace for the next 25 to 29 days. I started writing and found myself comfortable to go beyond my goal of 1700 words. Today was easy by …

Bowling vs NaNoWriMo

Bowling vs NaNoWriMo Tomorrow on the start of NaNoWriMo, I will bowl in my Tuesday Night League. Although scoring well will be challenging, I will find it less so than writing 1666+ words a day for 30 days to win the writing challenge. I have bowled well before. I have …

“You can’t go home again”

Coming home from deployment “You can’t go home again”1. I completed a thirty month tour of duty in Hawaii and took home leave in route to Corpus Christi, Texas. My parents and sibling twins, brother and sister, greeted me at the airport. My other brother was in San Diego on …

Bowling at NCS Wahiawa

I join a bowling team I was in the Navy three years when I transferred to Naval Communication Station Wahiawa, Hawaii. It was here my love for bowling germinated and blossomed. I checked into my new department and was assigned to a watch section. I was invited to bowl on …

Lessons learned writing a novel

I mentioned in my first post, http://dwaneknott.com/2016/10/welcome-to-my-blog/, that I am writing a novel. The content or plot of the novel is not important for this discussion. These are things I learned in my writing journey. Let me say upfront, I did not complete all of the tasks before putting a …