Tuesday, November 3, 2009

NaNo Write-in

It's great to get the creative juices going. When you are hopped up on book promoting you sometimes feel like a stale baguette.

Yesterday at a NaNo write-in in Astoria the aspiring novelists shared a great vibe. I can't thank them enough for the quick sprints, the positive energy, it's the writer's lifeblood.

I didn't take home any of the sprints. I'm a marathon man. Well, that might even be a stretch too, but I'm definitely all about the distance. I don't mean that strictly in a word count sense, but in the sculpturing aspect of writing when you take the pay the utmost attention to shaping words.

I do have an inner editor, more so than ever before and that of course slows me down, but I truck on. I love to click keys. It's such a delightful sound creating nuggets of meaning.

Tomorrow will be another hectic day, but with all the progress Shades of Luz is making climbing the Amazon ladder I think it is worth it.

Happy writing.


  1. Damn, sounds like a blast! I am not sure if I'll be able to make it to the write-ins, but I'll definitely try for it - it sounds fantastic!

  2. I think you need to do what works best for your writing. Sometimes the buzz of a thousands keys clacking in unison has a calming effect and sometimes it makes you want to pull your hair out. I often write in solitude.