“Secrets have power. And that power diminishes when they are shared, so they are best kept and kept well. Sharing secrets, real secrets, important ones, with even one other person, will change them. Writing them down is worse, because who can tell how many eyes might see them inscribed on paper, no matter how careful you might be with it. So it’s really best to keep your secrets when you have them, for their own good, as well as yours.”
― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
This week marked the beginning of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Which means, for you uninitiated, that those of us who participate are busy trying to write our fingers to the bone and write 50K in 30 days. For those of you keeping track, we’re already 8 days in, and should be about 13K in.
For that reason, I’ve reduced my number of posts for November, to every couple of days, while I attempt to keep up with the demands of such a writing schedule, in addition to every day life.
This week saw the following posts:
Monday: Quote of the Week
I hope you all have enjoyed a productive week and are ready to face a second week of mad writing.
In the meantime, I’m going to be attempting to maintain my 2500 word a day average, but you may find me on Twitter or Pinterest searching for inspiration (and my sanity) as the month progresses!
Keep writing, my friends!
You forget everything. The hours slip by. You travel in your chair through centuries you seem to see before you, your thoughts are caught up in the story, dallying with the details or following the course of the plot, you enter into characters, so that it seems as if it were your own heart beating beneath their costumes.
Gustave Flaubert, Madame Butterfly
Oh, how true. As writers we slip into that spot where we lose track of time and get trapped in the stories of our mind. I hope this is you, as NaNoWriMo progresses. Best of luck to my fellow writers out there. Feel free to comment below with your word counts and how you’re nailing your novel!
It’s already that time again. How did another week pass us by so quickly? I know I was busy writing, among other things.
Monday: Quote of the Week
Saturday: 5 Things I Love About Scrivener
It’s already time for another weekly wrap-up! Last week’s theme was antagonists.
Monday: “He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill…” Quote of the Week, Edmund Burke
Wednesday: Know Thine Enemy: Notes on my WIP, Edition 5
Thursday: My Favorite Line This Week
Friday: Book Review: Act of Terror
Saturday: How Important is Your Antagonist?