I know, I know.

I promised a follow-up NaNo post.

Didn’t happen.

I would love to say that I have been so involved in finishing my novel, that I haven’t had time for anything else.

But that didn’t happen either.

In fact, Christmas happened.

Then the sludge that is “Christmas Break Brain” set in, and I couldn’t even write a witty facebook update, much less a book (or a blog post).

So, the unfinished NaNo post has just been sitting on my desktop all this time – occasionally glaring at me for my neglect.


I’ll get to it. I promise.


In the meantime, there’s a new Doodle. Check it out.

NaNo Day 30

Well, it’s over.

It’s done.

I didn’t win NaNoWriMo. I didn’t even meet my personal goal. But I was determined that I was going to make it to 15k this evening, or fall asleep trying.

And I made it.

Cheers all around.

Word Count: 15005

Feeling: Relieved, Exhausted, Ashamed

(Coming soon: What I learned from NaNoWriMo. Stay tuned!)

NaNo Day 19

We’ve reached that dark shadowy valley in our journey – that hollow full of cobwebs, where doubt lives and ideas come to die.

We’ve come to the slimy pool of reflection, where we realize that everyone else has about a gazillion more words than we do, and who do we think we are thinking we can write a book anyway?

We wonder if this book will ever be finished, and even if we do finish, we’re afraid it won’t matter. Because we’re pretty sure our book is just a pile of garbage.

We really wish we had more sleep.

Word Count: 11730

Feeling: Drained

NaNo Day 18

Spent quite a bit of time on the phone with my Lil’ Bro today brainstorming about the plot of my novel.

(He is not participating in NaNoWriMo, and is therefore not stressed.)

(He’s also sitting home with a broken foot, and has nothing better to do with his time than to discuss possible ways to destroy the earth with his charming sister.)

Ergo, much more many words.

FINALLY broke 10,000.


Word Count: 11137

Feeling: Triumphant