Category Archives: Writing

about writing and being a writer

Getting it back

I was showering earlier today (after a workout – go, me!), and before I was rinsed, I had words stitching themselves together into stuff I wanted, no, NEEDED to write down.
You should understand that writing has been a laboured and horrible thing for months. I have had no words.

Though what I was writing today was 900 words of non-fiction, it happened. I wrote. I think I’m getting it back.

(Good thing too- I might be doing NaNoWriMo again this year…)


I write like
Stephen King

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I used three paragraphs of blog text for this analysis, and I’m curious to see what one of my stories or novel draft could say by comparison. Interesting, though one can only speculate as to the accuracy of this sort of thing.

Though I am pleased with the results, yes.

UPDATE: Just tried it with a chunk of my fiction…
I still write like Stephen King.
(Perhaps I should polish up a manuscript and fire it off to some agents… 😉 )

Filling available space

The past few days have been heavy-going. Cutting NaNoWriMo out of my November equation has been a smart move but as with so many of the tasks and projects I take on, they grow to fill the space available to them. I’ve ramped up the painting to prepare for December and the business launch is waiting on a few technical details to slot into place. NaNoWriMo didn’t stand a chance this year.

But hey, I proved last year that I can write a novel in a month, so that still leaves me with eleven other months to choose from in any given year. (Perhaps I’ll start picking one with thirty-one days instead.) I love NaNoWriMo (and have donated to the organisation two years in a row) but although it’s encouraging to go at it with a world of other writers at the same time, writing can and should happen anytime. Like art. And I’m doing a lot of art right now. Perhaps since I’m getting ready for an event in December, art and November 2009 have become my National Art Producing Month. Too bad it doesn’t make for a snappy abbreviation… NaArProMo… NatArProMo… that one almost works.

It’s stormy and horrible with gale winds in the south of England. I told you a couple posts ago about my new lightbulbs. Freaking fantastic. And they’ve really been put to the test over the past couple of days, let me tell you.

Now, back to some art time.