November’s #NaNoWriMo could be considered an #epicfail in my world of writing. My word count is lackluster and my brain has been mush most of the time. I’ve had some brilliant story ideas pop up out of the blue, I’ll take that.

Charlie the cat doesn’t work so well as a therapist.

I had plans people! PLANS!

All is not lost. Productive editing? CHECK!  Reworking my query? CHECK! Lucid wackadoodle dreaming? CHECK, CHECK, & Double-CHECK!

Okay, not completely an #epicfail. Honestly? This NaNoWriMo cycle, I am just happy to be moving forward on various projects.

The simple writing rule is – WRITE LIKE YOU NEED TO BREATHE!

Make writing reflexive and a part of your life. Words are the air that keeps our creativity moving.



  • “Write like you need to breathe!” Love it. I also had the great NaNo let down this month. Partly circumstances, but also that sense of frustration that the story wasn’t really arriving. But like you I’m taking the little nuggets of goodness out of it. Failure? I don’t think so…

    • Thanks Raewyn! I have to remember to breathe – a lot. 🙂

  • I’m pleased I’m not the only one with an Epic Fail for NaNo this year. Between illnesses, family visiting and other distractions, I didn’t even bust 20k! But I love your comment about “write like you need to breathe”! That’s brilliant!

    • I hear you! The good news is that your still writing. As we both know, that’s half the battle. 🙂

      • And man what a battle!

  • At least you’ve tried and I bet you have much more words, ideas, etc, than what you had in October. So that’s already a great accomplishment. That’s to create. Every day 🙂

    • Every day!

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