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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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NaNoWriMo 2017: Day Seven

I thought I’d give an update on my NaNoWriMo progress, though to be honest, there’s not a great deal to report. As of tonight, I’m at 12,121 words, so I’m on track. I’ve been to two write-ins, and it’s been … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2017: Ready to Begin Again

Every year, I seem to worry about whether I’ve done enough to prepare for NaNoWriMo. This time, I feel reasonably confident that I’ve got enough outline and historical information to work with – I certainly have just as much as … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: It’s That Time Again…

October is almost upon us, which means one thing: it’s almost time for the annual ritual of National Novel Writing Month! Since this is my ninth year taking part in this challenge, I find it hard to remember a time … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 – Day Twenty-Seven

Waking up this morning, I was on 45,846 words. Without anything else pressing to do today, I decided, “Screw it, let’s see if we can finish.” So after about an hour’s writing in the morning and a longer sprint this … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 – Day Twenty

Where NaNoWriMo is concerned, conditions in the last full week in NovemberĀ are looking less than ideal, with some late nights and other commitments eating into potential writing time. Yes, the real world comes first, but it would still hurt to … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 – Day Eight

How’s NaNoWriMo 2016 going so far? Well, I’m technically behind, though not by much. Turns out that throwing yourself into writing a story is harder when you’ve only had a day to recover from eight-hour time difference jet-lag. I was … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2016 – Day One

Hello! There haven’t been any posts for the last couple of weeks as I’ve been away on a wildlife watching holiday in the Philippines – of which there will be a full report in due course. I can’t afford to … Continue reading

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