Posts Tagged ‘ NaNoWriMo ’

Chapter 1: The Case of the Cunning Linguist

Completely unedited, this is what I've got for chapter 1 of my 2013 NaNoWriMo novel, The Case of the Cunning Linguist, which logs in at 1,694 words according to my iPad word processing program Daedelus. Enjoy! It was a slow day at the office when the dame with the funny habit walked in. It wasn't just that she was a nun, done up in the black and white penguin suit, but the headpiece - the Continue Reading...

You are now entering the NaNo Zone

It's November 1, and you know what that means. NaNoWriMo has begun! Welcome to the NaNo Zone. This month I'll be dedicating lots of time to hammering out a new novel (a sexy murder-mystery currently titled The Case of the Cunning Linguist, to be exact). That means I'll be posting occasional word count updates and related posts throughout the month, though I do typically try to avoid the Continue Reading...

The caffeinated hordes: 2013 NaNoWriMo prep

It's that time of year again: the lead-up to NaNoWriMo! Writers everywhere are debating "should I or shouldn't I?", scrambling to create outlines, hoarding chocolate and caffeine, and generally freaking out about the upcoming month-long celebration of novel writing and general authorial mayhem. As a past NaNoWriMo participant and winner, I'm drawn into the madness every year. I feel that Continue Reading...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: NaNoWriMo!

It's that time of the year again: National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) is almost upon us! While some writers pooh-pooh the month-long writing challenge as something no "serious" writer would ever participate in (see Catherine, Caffeinated's awesome rant on the subject), we at Buttontapper Press heartily endorse it. Whether you're a seasoned pro adding another draft to your bookshelf, Continue Reading...

Let’s write novels together: NaNoWriMo 2011

Happy National Novel Writing Month! Every year I debate whether or not to join the fray on this 30-day writing marathon, which I have participated in—and won!—in the past. This year I've come up with a title for a potential novel, but I haven't done any actual writing or brainstorming thus far. It's only day 4, which means I can still get up to speed if I apply myself on the 1,667 words Continue Reading...