Why You Shouldn’t Quit, Even When You’re Going To Lose

Well, well! We’re now officially over two thirds of the way done with November. For those of you who are participating in NaNoWriMo, that means—theoretically—you should have 33,333 words written! So. How are you doing? I thought so. Look, if you didn’t realize it before you embarked on this ludicrous journey, 50,000 words is a lot to […]

NaNoWriMo Update: Ode to the Late Starters

Okay, NaNoWriMers! Er, sorry, Wrimos. (Are speedy November poets called NaNoRhymers?) It’s November 8th, officially the start of week two! How are you doing? What’s your word count? Nervous to speak up, huh? It’s okay, I’ll go first. As of NaNoWriMo day 8, my official word count is…. *drumroll* Zero. So, hey! No matter how little […]


  It’s almost November, which means you might be hearing folks talk about something called NaNoWriMo. If you are acquainted with any writers, you might be hearing folks express strong opinions about something called NaNoWriMo. Allow me to add mine to the maelstrom. First, why the hell should you listen to me? You shouldn’t. You shouldn’t listen […]