NaNoWriMo – I Did It!

I made it! 50,000 words in roughly 26 days. And I am beat. As predicted, I am roughly 2/3rds plus a bit into my manuscript, but hey, 50,000 words of manuscript in less than a month is a pretty darned good start. For a lot of folks, and even for me my first several times participating […]

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NaNoWriMo – Turning the Corner

Can you believe that it’s been three weeks already? I can’t. I have been so busy this month, that I nearly lost count of the days. Though I can say with pride that I have been on the ball as to which day of the week it is for almost ten days now. Go me! […]

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NaNoWriMo – Week Two

I had a nap yesterday. Ok, I had a series of naps yesterday. Somehow I always forget that creative work is work, and it can be exhausting. Who am I kidding, it is exhausting. This is the part when NaNoWriMo can really start to suck. It’s sucking up your time, your energy, your every waking […]

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NaNoWriMo – One Week In

Seven days, 15,000 words. Not too shabby, all things considered. While I’m trying very hard not to get ahead of myself, I think I might just make it this year, if Week One is anything to go by. One thing that has really been a huge help to me is the fact that there is […]

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NaNoWriMo – Early Days

It Begins. The way so far has been … good. It’s only been a day, but I got over those “Omg-how-did-I-think-I-could-do-this-I-don’t-even-remember-what-this-story-is-about” jitters, dove in and wrote nearly 2000 words last night. I got a later start than I would have liked. Life has been a bit nutty this past week, and while I could have […]

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Word Salad — Ceviche

Ceviche. Something you don’t see on the prairies, and if you do, you should probably just walk away. I must admit, I have missed the Word Salad posts. And it has been a while since I posted anything — sorry about that — so I thought I would bring back a classic. What have I […]

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NaNo Prep 2018 – The Snowflake Method

Heard of this one? I’ve been wandering around the internet procrastinating a bit, and I’ve seen a few folks who seem a little lost on how to get started. Ideas are easy. Fleshing them out into something that is the length of a novel is hard. The first time I did it (I am not […]

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Word Count Progress and NaNo Prep

45,000 words. That’s an impressive number. I keep looking at it in disbelief. For a story started just six months ago, I am impressed with myself. I am still struggling with ‘writing everyday’, but I am beginning to think that outside of NaNo season, that might not be a thing that I do. This year […]

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