• NaNoWriMo

    Back with a creative writing sprint: I’m entering NaNoWriMo 2018

    UPDATE: In the end I only managed to get two pages written for the new novel, and I did some revision of the novel I started twenty years ago. I’ve been in distress for several personal reasons so that’s all I could handle. However, I’m still happy to have entered and I might continue the work the next year. Thanks for reading! After a long time struggling to continue working on my novels, I decided to enter NaNoWriMo again. The main reason is that I’m determined to get at least one novel done, so instead of starting a brand new novel, I’m going to write further 50,000 words to what…

  • NaNoWriMo,  On Writing

    NaNoWriMo 2015? Five reasons I might not enter

    I have taken the option to enter NaNoWriMo 2015 in serious consideration since the year started. After struggling with mental health for most of the last year, I found it difficult to stick to a definite schedule to get my novel drafts complete — and hitting 50,000 words minimum. My previous novels are still incomplete. Mental illness often means I will completely disconnect with my characters and their worlds, so I will shut down and wind up being unable to continue the character development writing process. That doesn’t mean I will surrender, however. It might take another two years, another four, maybe ten — but I will get there eventually.…

  • Fanfiction,  NaNoWriMo

    Aresha, My Unsuccessful NaNoWriMo for 2011

    UPDATED: August 31, 2018 This year my NaNoWriMo was not successful. Less than 20,000 words. I can’t complain too much, however, since the attempt gave me a new story to work on in my free time, but the fact I wasn’t able to work constantly left me with a sense of frustration in my chest. The novel title is Aresha. I didn’t feel like updating this blog for the duration of the challenge – and I don’t wish to spoil the plot here anyway, but I can report what I wrote in my NaNoWriMo profile: A 9-year old girl from another planet, Aresha (read ‘Ah-reh-sah’), retained mentally-ill and confined into…