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Camp NaNoWriMo 2020: Going Better Than I Thought

I don’t have the best record when it comes to Camp NaNoWriMo. In recent years, I’ve been saving new projects for NaNoWriMo in November, and trying to use Camp to edit existing drafts. But I haven’t tended to get very … Continue reading

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How’s The Writing Going? (February 2020)

So far in 2020, my attempts at fiction writing have not been going as well as I’d hoped. For several weeks, I’ve continued to wrestle with the vampire story that I’ve been working on for some time now. Sometimes, I’ve … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2019: Finished Again!

Last night, I finished this year’s National Novel Writing Month story at 50,397 words. Once again, what used to be a brief idea jotted down in a notebook is now a fleshed-out draft, and it feels good! This year has … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2019: At 20K!

NaNoWriMo 2019 is going pretty well so far. My current word count is 20,414: I managed to get a day ahead of schedule on Saturday, when I hit my daily target in the morning and then attended an afternoon write-in, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2019: What to Do This Year?

With the end of October approaching, I’m once again looking ahead – not to Halloween or Bonfire Night, both of which I’d rather avoid, but to the National Novel Writing Month challenge. This year being my eleventh NaNoWriMo, it’s become … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2018: Ten Years, Ten Victories!

Since my last blog post on NaNoWriMo 2018, my motivation continued to come and go – sometimes I did 700 words in a day, sometimes more than 2000 (usually when I could split writing sessions up – that’s a good … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2018: The Halfway Point

It’s now the 16th of November, which means participants in National Novel Writing Month should be aiming to be at 26,667 words, just past the halfway mark. I’m doing pretty well – as of this evening, I’m at 28,460 words, … Continue reading

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National Novel Writing Month 2018: Number Ten!

Another National Novel Writing Month is just around the corner. At this point, I’ve gotten so used to this annual ritual that it would feel wrong if I wasn’t spending November trying to write at least 1,667 words per day. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2017: Victory Number 9!

Every NaNoWriMo is difficult, but this one felt especially tough. You never know how a story idea is going to turn out till you start writing it, and I just fell out of love with this particular one. Still, having … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2017: Day Sixteen

I remain on target, and have passed the halfway point with 27,142 words (and I plan on doing a little more this evening). Yet I can’t really say I’m loving this story. Throughout the second week, I was finding it … Continue reading

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