Tag: nanowrimo

  • No November Novel Here

    I started with the best of intentions and a kind of need to prove I could do it again. That I still had it in me. Probably the biggest obstacle I was facing was that I had only the roughest of ideas for a story and not even a sketch of an outline. The road […]

  • And So It Begins

    November is National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is the shorthand version of that. What it amounts to is an annual Internet-based creative writing challenge wherein participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript between November 1 and November 30. We’re almost 19-hours in and I haven’t started yet. Probably, I should post this on the blog […]

  • A Few Locations

    The Five towns province as a populated region is 300 years old and occupies a 4,050 square mile area with an ample population density of 60 people per square mile. The area is roughly 33% arable land and has a population of 240,000. Details: 1,333 arable/settled sq. mi. (853,120 acres) 2667 wilderness sq. mi. (1,706,880 […]

  • Title, Cover, and Some Ideas

    It’s all handshakes and free drinks when you arrive. Everyone is all, “what’s the news” and “tell us where you’ve been.” Everything is great. You’re a herald, a hero, a breath of fresh air. Then you screw the mayor’s daughter or beat the shit out of some oversized farmboy maybe take too much advantage and […]

  • Truckcast #128: NaNo Ideas 2019

    I sat at lunch yesterday and worked out some ideas for this years NaNoWriMo. I came to the recording with a kernel of an idea and if you’d like, you can listen to me walk myself through the idea. The pauses are a bit longer than usual and some of the sentences just seem to […]

  • NaNoWriMo Stuff

    This is not stuff that I’ve done. Really. I still have no idea what I’ll be writing. I found this years NaNoWriMo graphics on tumblr of all places. Since I couldn’t find them on the NaNo website, I figured I’d share them here. Because, you know, this is Grand Central Station for all the novelists […]

  • I'm Working On It

    I spent a good part of yesterday working with the lovely Lady Ronn on her video documentary. We did shot a bit of B-roll, bounced ideas around, and did more than a few takes of the interview. As I write this, I can hear her editing video in the kitchen. I’m very curious to see […]

  • Add Title

    I slapped together a NaNoWriMo 2019 cover based on my last book cover template. I took the liberty of replacing the viking helmet on the NaNo logo with an arohen.com baseball cap, but I kept the iconic blue and brown color scheme. Let’s all hope that this turns into something more inspiring in the next […]

  • I Need This

    I’m out of school and I’m stuck in a rut. I am doing nothing. I’m not working on my projects around the house. I’m not working on any of my craft projects. I’m not doing much for the website. I’m not writing. I really don’t know what I do between 5 o’clock and 10:30. The […]

  • Not So NaNo This Year

    I’ve been getting updates for a few weeks now, but yesterday came the announcement that the Nation Novel Writing Month website is officially up and running for 2016. So if you’re ready to soar into your creative universe, head on over there and get things set up. Announce your 2016 today and get ready for […]

  • Writing Coach

    I started a notebook last night for Shadow’s Play and put down my first notes about who, what, and even a little bit of why. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. But some things are starting to gel in my head. Saturday is the writing conference at the library¬†and that should add further inspiration […]