So… when I sat down to record the wrap-up episode of the podcast, I got bored with the things coming out of my own mouth. I decided that I would need notes. And then I realized that if I have to write it anyway, I’m just going to do a written post. ADDED BONUS: I… Continue reading WRAP UP COMING SOON
You were thinking it. All during November, while you were writing, you were thinking, “Am I going to publish this thing?” Admit it. This episode talks about the pros and cons of publication. (Full disclosure: It really doesn’t. It goes off on a rant inspired by some of Dean Wesley Smith‘s advice. There are things… Continue reading PODCAST #33: TO PUBLISH OR NOT TO PUBLISH?
Take a break. You’ve earned it! This is a podcast all about National Novel Writing Month. Contribute to the conversation in the comments! (PLEASE NOTE: First-time posters are subject to approval due to the avalanche of spambots.) To subscribe, please enter the RSS feed (link at the top of the page) into your favorite podcatcher.… Continue reading PODCAST #32: TAKE FIVE… OR MORE
The madness of November is over. The race to 50,000 words in 30 days is becoming a memory. Now that the high-octane rush is dissipating, what’s next for you and your shiny new novel? Whether you hit the count or not, you did something you can be proud of. Take a moment to bask in… Continue reading PODCAST #31: IT’S OVER… NOW WHAT?
You’ve made it! The end of November! This is a magical day in which miracles can happen. This ain’t over until midnight TONIGHT. If you’re still in the 50k game, GO FOR IT. And if you’re not, soak in the energy anyway and be inspired. (It’ll make sense when you listen to the episode. I’m… Continue reading PODCAST #30: THE LAST DAY
I know! I know! You’re tired. Exhausted, even. On the verge of passing out. But look! We’re so close to the end… don’t give out on yourself now! This is a podcast all about National Novel Writing Month. Contribute to the conversation in the comments! (PLEASE NOTE: First-time posters are subject to approval due to… Continue reading PODCAST #29: SOOOOO… TIRED….
Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! Here in the United States, it is that dreaded holiday that makes NaNoWriMo participants all kinds of antsy, edgy, and palpitaty. How do you get your words in when your family wants you all to themselves? Honestly? I have no idea. But I give it my best guess. This is a podcast… Continue reading PODCAST #28: WRITING ON A HOLIDAY (U.S.)
Even more than the early episode on Pantsing, this is probably the least-thought-out episode of this series. I’m not sure exactly what I was trying for here. I’m sorry. This is a podcast all about National Novel Writing Month. Contribute to the conversation in the comments! (PLEASE NOTE: First-time posters are subject to approval due… Continue reading PODCAST #27: THE NANOWRIMO TIME WARP
Real talk, now. We are in that part of the month where it’s time, as that saying I’ve already overused goes, to put up or shut up. Are you going to end the month with 50,000 words, or is another number in your future? SPOILER ALERT: It doesn’t matter, as long as you KEEP WRITING.… Continue reading PODCAST #26: ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE IT?
In the final interview of this series, I’m talking to my good friend, co-worker, and gaming group member Randy Chen. This one’s a little different: Randy is not doing NaNoWriMo but still wants to write a novel. We talk about that ambition and what it’s going to take to get him there. Check out Randy… Continue reading PODCAST #25: INTERVIEW WITH RANDY CHEN