Clawing to The End of a WIP

I’ve been clawing my way to the end of a manuscript. I think this first draft is pretty decent, given how first drafts can be.┬áIt just feels like I clawed my way through at the end. Am I the only one who’s felt that way? Getting to the end is so different from the otherContinue reading “Clawing to The End of a WIP”

Bird by Bird, Word by Word

The phrase “bird by bird” has been running through my mind a lot lately. If you recall—or if you don’t, or if you’re unaware—the phrase came to be 50-something years ago while a boy was overwhelmed with the task of writing a report about birds. The boy was author Anne Lamott’s younger brother. “We wereContinue reading “Bird by Bird, Word by Word”

NaNoWriMo, “The End,” and Now What

I took a blog break. As I mentioned before, I signed up for┬áNational Novel Writing Month. By the second-half of November, I was having a difficult time meeting my weekly goal for that and for this blog. As NaNoWriMo had started to become an obsession—which seems like the only way you can slog through theContinue reading “NaNoWriMo, “The End,” and Now What”