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Thinkin’ About: NaNoWriMo ’17.

It’s that time again. (Or, almost that time again?) It’s that time of year when thousands of writers all around the globe start thinking about putting as many words down as they can during the month of November as part … Continue reading

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Thinkin’ About: NaNoWriMo (again).

Well, it’s about to be November again, which means it’s about to be National Novel Writing Month again as well. As always, I’ll be joining in the fun. I have two projects that I’m excited about, and I’ll work on … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo April 2016: Week 3 Progress

Well, I missed my Week 2 check in. Work was busy, a few things happened in my personal life that required my attention, and then there were new books that I needed to read right this very minute. (Reviews of … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo April 2016: Week 1 Progress

Ok. So. As it turns out? I’m not good at planning my stories. Obviously this is something I need to work on. My word count for Week 1 might seem dishearteningly low, but a major part of that is a … Continue reading

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Thinkin’ About: Camp NaNoWriMo

So, the first of this year’s two Camp NaNoWriMo months is April, and I’m determined—somewhat determined? a little determined?—to do some writing in the next calendar month. This means I’ll need to finish my planning in the next few days. … Continue reading

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Romantic subplots and why they’re starting to bother me.

It’s been a little while since I’ve had much to write about here. I’ve be caught up reading Pierce Brown’s Golden Son and Morning Star—which are really great, but I don’t seem to read them as quickly as I do … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2015: Retrospective

It’s December 1st, which means that NaNoWriMo is over. I’m imagining that a huge sigh of relief is being breathed by writers the world over. As a challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days, I failed this year’s NaNoWriMo. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2015: Week 3 Progress

I didn’t do any writing on my NaNo novel this week, although I did possibly come up with a plot. Or, as my screenwriting teacher would have called it, the A story line. It doesn’t yet work within the series … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2015: Week 2 Progress

Well, there’s no denying that my writing stalled out this week. I had the semblance of a plot, or maybe the illusion of a plot, when what I really needed was a tangible, actual, real plot. What very few words … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2015: Week 1 Progress

The first week of NaNoWriMo is complete. Here’s how it went down for me. I started late and slow. In past years I’ve begun writing right at midnight after whatever Halloween festivites I’ve taken part in. This year I was … Continue reading

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