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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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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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