Thursday, December 23, 2010

Deep thoughts and short stories

I've decided to post one micro-short per week here. Should be interesting to try to come up with those boyfriend and I have decided that I should write a story about socks in that other universe. You know, the one where the partners of your widowed and orphaned socks disappear to. What happens when one finds its way back?

Thursday, December 2, 2010


The best thing about having done and won NaNoWriMo is that it has really made me think I can do anything. I mean, yes, it was a silly goal: write a book in a month. But it took serious dedication to sit my ass down every night and come up with those 1667 words. Sometimes I stopped halfway through, sometimes I went above and beyond, but on November 30, I had my 50,000+ words.

The whole process of writing--having a plan, the elation, the setbacks, ignoring my inner editor in pursuit of that incredible 50,000-word goal, and NOT having it suck--has really made me rethink my attitude in some other aspects of my life. It's like, "Okay, I've written a novel--a thesis shouldn't be a problem at all."

It's also given me some insight into my writing: namely, planning is actually kind of important if I ever want to finish anything. But that's true of all life.

This month I will be devoting my energies to plotting out a how-to-create-an-apocalypse novel, while painting another mushroom.