Monthly Archives: November 2011

NaNoFeed: the awful noise of the rubber hitting the road

Day 21, and it’s not fun anymore. Which is the sad fact of life as a writer: there are times that it’s not fun, and the solutions are various. Sometimes it’s enough to walk away for a bit (not currently … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 20 November (The Necromancer and the Barbarian: A Love Story)

Outside the Gothic windows whipped the white veils of a wolf-howling, demon-haunted snowstorm, illuminated in blue flashes by its own lightning. The wax figure on the slab stirred, half-animated; the face moved and then began to melt. The unmistakable stench of … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: The Great Desert of the Interior

Most of a novel is middle. That’s where I am right now, and it’s both slow and terrifying. Slow, because it’s the middle, and I’m no longer propelled by the manic joy of the Beginning, where we set up all … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: The line between dedication and workaholism…

… shifts location, depending upon whom you ask. Once upon a time, Your Humble Author had a day job that ate her life, to the point where garlic and crosses availed naught, and the beast would not back down when … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: on getting sleep (not)

The NaNo novel is now reaching the classical 50,000 words, with about half the story remaining (the more interesting half, we hope). Meanwhile, the Author is feeling ragged from sleep deprivation. Full-time hours at the day job plus half-time as … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: My Wicked Grandma, or encouragement from literary ancestors

In “real life,” which is to say in my biological family tree, I have a grandma and a great-aunt who ran off to Hollywood in the 1930s to be chorus girls. In my literary family tree, I have a wicked … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: Sex, Violence and Other Tests of Character

So tonight I made the experiment of coming home and writing for a bit before I turned in for the night. I ended up doing a variety of things, including starting a Twitter account, and exchanging tweets with a buddy… … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: Not Feeling It (but writing anyway)

Tuesday and I just finished another 10.5-hour day (well 9.5 hours if you subtract lunch) at Ye Olde Day Jobbe. I work what the feds call a compressed schedule, which is to say the whole week in four days. And … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: Embracing Imperfection

Hello, my name is E. P. Beaumont and I am a recovering perfectionist. Now that we have that out of the way… The less than flattering facts (warning: they’re full o’ math): I promised myself that I would make it … Continue reading

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Six Sentence Sunday, 13 November 2011 (Annie Brown and the Superhero Blues)

There were a lot of things that Annie did not like about being a superhero. Her teachers at the Superhero Academy had nagged her to wear contact lenses, because even if her glasses were the standard Clark Kents, she needed … Continue reading

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