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I Almost Quit Nanowrimo

Last week was rough for me. I was distracted by the election news and I didn’t get a lot done.  My daily habit is to rise early, get coffee and spend a few minutes checking on what happened over night before getting to the page. This early morning writing is when I wrack up the […]

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Why Every Writer Should Do Nanowrimo

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this Sunday November 1st?   Why yes, yes it is, Charlotte. Thank you.  So you know what that means: Drumroll, please…. It's time for Nanowrimo! What's that you say? You just crawled out from your writing cave and you haven't heard of Nanowrimo?  Well, let me clue you in. […]

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Links Round-Up: Nanowrimo

While I am out, I'm posting link round-ups of various sorts.  I looked at the calendar and realized, Nanowrimo is a little over a month away! (If you don't know what Nanowrimo is, you probably won't be interested in these links.  But for the record, it is National Novel Writing Month, wherein you write at […]

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Nanowrimo Support and Encouragement

Sigh.  Heavy sigh.  Slumped shoulders.  Glazed eyes. This, according to the photographer, is the "Plot Dog." Hope he helps you, too! That's me, because I'm not doing Nanowrimo and I miss it.  I miss the flat-out gonzo nuttiness of hurling words at the page and the feeling you get after nailing 1K or 2K or […]

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Lower Your Standards

As I've mentioned before on this blog, I am currently doing Nanowrimo in a cheating sort of way. Cheating because the rules of Nanowrimo say that you can't have written any of your novel before November 1st, and I'd written, oh, 60 pages.  But I wanted to use the energy of the event to galvanize […]

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Writing Every Morning

I'm participating in Nanowrimo this year.  Sort of. I doing it, but not really doing it.  The Nanowrimo rules state you can do as much prep work as possible up to November 1st, but you can't actually start writing until the first day of the month.  And I'd already written about 60 pages of my […]

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