NaNoWriMo 2013 – But where to find the time…

Someone asked me this question:

Dear Zane. I’m participating in the NaNoWriMo for the first time this year. It’s so hard to find the time to write, especially when you have little children and a job. How do you do it?

It is a question that pops up every NaNoWriMo. Every writer has a period in his life when he asks himself this question: where do I find the time. Especially when you have a day job, whether that is your child(ren) or a job, or both.

The answer is simple. It can be hard. Especially for new NaNoWriMo’s. Last year I managed to rush through those 50.000 words by spending all my off-work time on writing. I hardly cooked, I neglected my child and spouse. I finished early, but it just wasn’t worth it. Last year I had a story I desperately wanted to tell. It was an accumulation of about 14 years not-writing. A dam broke at the start of November and I had to ride the flood wave in order to stay on top of it.   [More...]

NaNoWriMo 2013 – Still brainstorming

I know I should have been well on my way towards the 50.000 words… but I’m not. Somehow I’m still in the planning phase. Stuck in brainstorming the actual story.

This year’s NaNoWriMo novel is going to be a novella. Something between a short story and a novel. No really. I’m actually going to keep it short and sweet. Yes, me. Short. Well, you can stop ROFL-ing now, alright?

So there is this story that entered my mind last December, just after the NaNoWriMo 2012 ended. December 12 was nearing and everyone was talking about the ‘End of the World’, as prophesied by the Mayans. Particularly, how idiotic it was and how stupid people who would believe that they had actually meant it as a literal ‘end of the world’ and it would be that day.   [More...]

NaNoWriMo 2013 – Start

NaNoWriMo 2013 – Ready? Set. Start!

Write something different to excercise the mind

Post by Zane Mckenzie.
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