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After several years of trying, after a trip out of town that got me off to a slow start, after a 4-day migraine and the distraction of Thanksgiving, even after the peculiarly specific self-loathing that always sets in around 30,000 words… …I finished NaNoWriMo! I’m not done with the manuscript, so I’ll be working on […]

This year, NaNoWriMo is fun

I’m mid-way through my NaNoWriMo attempt as of today, and I’m taking a break for a little celebration. This year’s NaNo has been a totally different experience for me. The words have come more freely, and I’ve made it farther to 50,000 words already than I ever have before. I’m a big believer in joining […]

Fresh sights

We returned late Monday night from a long weekend in northern California, where we met up with most of my mom’s side of the family to celebrate my Grandpa’s 80th birthday. Taking a few days away put me a bit behind my target word count for the week, sure (though I tried to write a […]

NaNoWriMo starts tomorrow

I’m sure you already know, but in case you hadn’t heard: NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, for the uninitiated) starts tomorrow, and I’m ready to dive in! First, a confession. This will be my third year doing NaNoWriMo, and I have yet to “win” (in other words, write 50,000 words in 30 days). I have […]