Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

THE SECRET LIVES OF DINOSAURS

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Before we get too far afield, I wanted to address the word count widget and the accountability I hope it brings with all its dinosaur goodness. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote:  ” The goal is 16 consecutive 3,000-word-days. … Continue reading

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NEXT UP ON THE ITINERARY, A CALL TO ARMS!

I started out this year with six very specific goals geared towards building a Writing Career of Significant Worth: 1)  I want to write more…a lot more…as in I want to sweat, sneeze, and bleed fiction.  Vomitus de Muse, Fiction … Continue reading

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KANGAROO!

So a belated CONGRATULATIONS!!!! to all of the NaNoWriMo winners this year.  Each and every one of you who passed the 50,000-word mark by the stroke of midnight on November 30th, are made of nothing short of awesome.  YAY!!!! I … Continue reading

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HOW ABOUT A NANOWRIMO BOOST?

My niece Dahazee is 15 years old.  She is a writer.  She is already good now.  At the rate she is going, I think she’s going to become a great writer.  How do I know this?  Because this kid does … Continue reading

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STAYIN’ ALIVE…MY 100TH POST!

  (PLAY WHILE YOU READ THIS AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND!) I’m at Starbucks right now as I write this.  I’m literally hanging on to my table to save me from forever embarrassment (as I rather enjoy writing at this particular … Continue reading

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A LONG-ASS LETTER OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE OVERWHELMED, OVERWORKED, AND UNDER-INSPIRED

  Is everyone ready for NaNoWriMo? I said, IS EVERYONE READY FOR NANOWRIMO?! Yeah, well, me neither, so don’t feel bad.  I’m not even ready for Halloween. But that’s the whole point of NaNoWriMo.  If I waited until I was … Continue reading

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SO HOW’S THE WRITING GOING?

If you’ve read my blog before, then you might be aware of my undying love for Steven Pressfield’s wonderful book on the creative battle, “¹The War of Art.”   In the “Turning Pro,” section, Pressfield lists 10 qualities of a … Continue reading

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THE PURSUIT OF IMPERFECTION

It’s only been two and a half months since I declared 50,000-word victory in last year’s NaNoWriMo, and I have already forgotten its most important lesson:  the pursuit of imperfection. You’ve all heard the expression, “the pursuit of perfection.”  It’s … Continue reading

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WANNABE VS. GONNABE – WHAT’S THE DIFF?

I have read a lot of books on writing throughout the years — A LOT of books on writing.  It all sounded great, logical, reasonable.  It all made sense.  And yet, I never really got off my duff and did … Continue reading

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DECEMBER GOALS

So I’m more than halfway done with the novel, I’ve got one class left in my creative writing class, and the year is coming to a close.  I’ve learned so much in the past couple months that I have to … Continue reading

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