NaNoWriMo 2018 - Special Collections

It started with an idea from an annotation on the Darths and Droids webcomic of all things:

A mysterious figure drops an overdue book in the library’s after-hours returns slot. Long overdue. 90 years overdue. It’s a book about the occult, and contains incantations and recipes for drastically extending life. The borrower’s last known address is that old “haunted” house on the hill outside town. Someone need to go investigate to recover the overdue fees…

Take a few hours outlining by hand (which I never used to do, but am starting to see the value of) and a month of crazy nights…


NaNoWriMo 2017

Magical number 7.

My goal is to write 2,500 words again this year, but with two kids (1 and 3) running around, time is somewhat lacking…


NaNoWriMo 2016

Sixth time’s a charm?

So far, I’ve done and won NaNoWri every year since 2011. Can’t stop now.

Let’s see if we can keep over the 1,667 word per day minimum again.


NaNoWriMo 2015

Last year I had a two week old; this year, I have a one year old. I’m honestly not sure yet which is more distracting!

This year, I’ve been going for 2500 words per day (I know). It’s an intense pace, but I’ve done it so far. And, if all goes well, I’ll be done before Thanksgiving. Of course, I won’t actually stop then…


NaNoWriMo 2014

Yup. Even with a new baby around, I’m mad enough to do it. So far I’ve been keeping up 2000 words per day, but I’m already starting to feel a drag. It just feels like the same sort of story I’ve written before… We’ll see in the next day or two if I try to reboot or just go with it. I haven’t yet decided if I’m going to publish them online this year.