Tag Archives: NaNoWriMo

So yeah … about that NaNoWriMo thing

Well… It’s not looking good for NaNo. I won’t say impossible (only because I never say that word), but things were off to a non-existent start for such as huge part of November that I thought I wouldn’t get anything … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block Moved In

If you’ve followed this blog or read some of my posts, you’ve probably gathered that I don’t usually have writer’s block. That doesn’t mean that what I write is stellar, but it does mean that USUALLY I have something to … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Have I Lost my Mojo?

NaNo starts November 1. I completed (I won!) NaNo last November. If you aren’t familiar with NaNo, “winning” means that I completed 50k words in the month of November of 2011. That manuscript later became Nelson and Cora: The Beginning. … Continue reading

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I’m suffering a Pantster attack

Pantster Tendencies Attack photo credit: tochis via photo pin cc June 1st, 2012 – JuNoWriMo kicks off. I’ve been planning to do this for a few months now. By planning, I mean brainstorming, outlining, thinking about character motivation, story arc, setting, key plot points. … Continue reading

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Research, research, everywhere…

JuNoWriMo is only a few weeks away – starts June 1! Like NaNoWriMo – JuNoWriMo is a novel writing month contest, but it is held in JUNE (hence the name!) *You can follow @JuNoWriMo on Twitter for more info and … Continue reading

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Post NaNoWriMo Depression and (hopefully) the Road to Recovery

Life during NaNoWriMo Here’s how my November went: Every day, goal of writing at least 1700 words culminating in 50k+ words on Nov. 30. I had this sense of urgency – get it done, make it happen, meet the goal. … Continue reading

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Sample Sunday – Excerpt from Nelson and Cora: The Beginning

  CHAPTER FOUR: Cora’s Breakfast The Ross Family Home, Alberdeen, Kentucky, 1866   Cora stood next to the wood burning stove and waited for the water in the kettle to boil. It was still dark outside. Her father and brother … Continue reading

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