Coffee for WriMos: Days 11, 12 & 13

Coffee for WriMos: Days 11, 12 & 13

Hiccups happen. And when you get the hiccups, you have to do something about it–hold your breath, drink water up-side-down, swear mildly or fiercely. You can also ignore the hiccups. No matter what, hiccups will come and go. NaNoWriMo can have hiccups, too. Life...
Coffee for WriMos: Days 11, 12 & 13

Coffee for Wrimos: Day Nine

WriMos, hang on to that swagger. Write boldly. Connect to your characters, connect to your story. Be bold. Write with a swagger as if your tapping fingers have become Rock Hudson or Marilyn Monroe. And don’t let anyone deflate your bold reams, your bold plans,...
Coffee for WriMos: Days 11, 12 & 13

Coffee for WriMos: Day Eight

Look for anchors. Yesterday’s break fed my diva and the keys are tapping out words beneath my fingers once again. While taking my break, I watched a movie last night, The Inside Man. I didn’t write yesterday, but I still thought about my story and I took a...
Coffee for WriMos: Days 11, 12 & 13

Coffee for WriMos: Day Seven

Day seven and I’ve become a whining diva. Snickers Bar is on to something with their commercial that we are not ourselves when we’re hungry. And I’m definitely at that stage of my writing career that I’m feeling the hunger pains. I have a...
Coffee for WriMos: Days 11, 12 & 13

Coffee for WriMos: Day Six

Your draft is an ugly baby. Face it–writing is messy and that first attempt to communicate the dazzling story in your head is not the same as what ends up on the page. Just like not all babies are born looking like a Disney Princess, your first draft is not...
Coffee for WriMos: Days 11, 12 & 13

Coffee for WriMos: Day Five

I woke up this morning, talking to myself. It’s an affliction of drafting daily: I hear voices. It’s perfectly okay. I know whose voices they are; they belong to my characters. Weirdly, we talk about how the story is going as if I’m the stage...