Tag Archive for Nancy SM Waldman

Have a Halloween Story

Just in time for Halloween, I’m pleased to offer my short story, Playground of a Lesser God, online for free! Alone in her abandoned neighborhood on Halloween night, 10-year-old Elena is surrounded by ghost memories of her past. On the ruined playground where she used to go with her little sister, she solves a puzzle, uncovers a unique invention and… Read more →

Tesseracts Twenty!

Super-happy to have a story in Tesseracts Twenty: Compostela, edited by Spider Robinson and James Alan Gardner. This promises to be a wonderful addition to this all-Canadian series that’s been on-going for more than twenty years. It doesn’t come out for almost a year, but I hope to have lots of updates. Can’t wait to see the cover! Here’s the… Read more →

Day 6 – 30 Nano Post-Mortem

The thing I’m most proud of after successfully finishing NaNoWriMo is that I made no foolish pledge to blog everyday during the month. The first five days I wanted to. It was a good feeling to complete my main course and then finish off with a little blogging dessert. But after day five, the novel filled me up. I got… Read more →

Day 4 – Getting to the Point

courtesy of |Chris| Today, I could not get to The Point. I planned on writing the MC’s Fateful Decision. That point at which she makes a decision that will forever change her life and set up the action for the rest of the book. Without this, I could ramble on about the situation she’s in for chapters and chapters, but… Read more →

Day 3 – The Fun Part

Yesterday, my MC was walking home from her job, exhausted and worried, when she suddenly decided to climb a tree. They are huge trees with low, sturdy, spreading branches. Of course, she would want to throw her leg up and hoist herself into one of them! But it came as a surprise to me. It’s one of the great things… Read more →

Day 2 – Scrivener

Two days in and all seems fresh and full of potential. I did have trouble getting started today. Not serious trouble. Once I decided it was time, I buckled down and just did it. But I certainly didn’t wake up feeling that I knew exactly what I would be writing today. I’ll let you know when that day comes. I… Read more →

A Month of Words

Starting tomorrow, I’m back! Nanowrimo begins at midnight tonight and I’m ready to do my first intense month of novel writing since 2009. I started doing Nanowrimo in 2001 with my first novel, Pray for Rain. Since then, there have been six other “wins.” That makes me a self-appointed Nanowrimo veteran. In case there is anyone out there who doesn’t… Read more →