The Year of Putting Myself Out There

Apparently starts now. About two weeks ago I found out (at the last-minute) about the MWA first crime novel contest. And me in my new year frenzy of optimism thought to myself, ‘I can be ready to enter that by the deadline’. Ignoring, of course, that it’s generally thought to be a bad idea to […]

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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 – 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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Halfway There

Just a little update for those following along, I have just hit the halfway point on my WIP. 40,000 words! It always feels awesome to hit a milestone on the journey. Helps me to see the progress. If I can keep up this pace, I should be finished the first draft by October 1st. School […]

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Time Flies

When you’re up to your eyeballs in work. 👀 How did it get to be the end of August already? Over the course of what feels like a week and a half, I have somehow lost an entire month. School will be starting soon, and I am nowhere near ready for that. School clothes, backpacks, […]

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