The Novel Chronicles – Episode 6

I’m on a bit of a blogging lag thanks to a phenomenal week-long venture to Seattle, and you’ll see the fruits of my (non-)labor soon enough in several Wandering Wednesdays to come. Unfortunately, the first of said WW videos will not be happening today. But FORTUNATELY, I’ve got another kind of video just for you! And this Novel Chronicle is especially special because it’s the only one I ever filmed beyond the confines of my award-ridden bedroom walls. For Episode […]

The Novel Chronicles – Episode 5.5

I know what you’re thinking. Will Community ever come back? I know what else you’re thinking. Episode 5.5? What does that even mean? After I graduated college in 2009, I started working on a novel idea: namely, to write a novel. My original goal was to make it to 50,000 words before all the word fairies slaughtered me in my sleep. Witness now this momentous occasion in which I broke to video LIVE in the writing process, when I was […]

The Novel Chronicles – Episode 5

For episodes 1-4, go here. Then here. Then over here. And finally here. And congratulations, you just circumnavigated the globe of my website. WAIT, before you click away from this post because it’s another one of my long-winded video-blogs from 2 years ago that I didn’t edit whatsoever — just hear me out. Yes, I admit my unedited and new-to-vlogging self can quickly get stale like expired bread in a time machine. But this 14-minute monster episode is actually really […]

The Novel Chronicles – Episode 4

So it’s really fascinating to be reworking through my novel as I simultaneously repost these two-year-old video-blogs from when I was just starting this grand literary quest. I’ve certainly come a long way since that first day of August in 2009. In this episode I point out my obsession with hand motions, recap the vague-ish clues of episodes past, and catch everyone up on where I stand now–which, again, isn’t now “now,” but “now” then. Glad I could clear that […]

The Novel Chronicles – Episode 3

So remember when I blogged about NaNoWriMo at the start of this month? I had such high aspirations of completing my second novel after starting it last November. Well, I kinda bailed on this second attempt after just 476 words. And that’s what I’d qualify as an epic fail. I just wasn’t feeling it. So rather than force my creative juices to flow through an impenetrable dam, I decided to start going back through my first novel. It’s probably been […]

NaNoWriMo, Take 2

It’s November. And in case you were ignorantly unaware, this is National Pomegranate Month. But more relevant to this post and to non-farmers at large, it’s also National Novel Writing Month. Or NaNoWriMo, if you’re hip like a mammal with hips. Last November I became a “WriMo” for the first time and undertook the arduous task of writing my second novel in a single month. 50,000 words in 30 days. Blam. Except, well, I kinda failed. The first half of […]

The Novel Chronicles – Episode 2

A couple weeks ago I re-uploaded a classic video to my YouTube channel and blogged about it here on my site. This special video was the very first episode of my Facebook video series, The Novel Chronicles, in which I video-blogged about my novel-writing process/progress from over two years back. But alas, that was only the beginning! Now comes Episode 2, filmed on a sunny (or cloudy) June 20th of 2009. Yes, this video is 11 monstrous minutes long, but […]

The Novel Chronicles – Episode 1

Upon graduating from the University of Georgia two years back, I determined to write a novel. I’d been struck with a story idea my last couple years of school, and once I was finally set free from those academic shackles, I set loose on this novel. To maintain motivation levels along this massive writing marathon, I produced video-blog updates on my novel’s progress. I called these five-to-ten minute “episodes” The Novel Chronicles and usually uploaded an episode to Facebook every […]