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NaNoWriMo Word Count Update, 25k

NaNoWriMo is going well: Broke 25,000 moments ago! So excited! I’ve been trying to develop and write this story for over a year (how long has it been? one year? two?) but kept hitting brick walls. (“Ouch! That hurts,” she … Continue reading

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Better late than never, finally got started on July’s Camp NaNoWriMo

I don’t know how or why it happens but my life explodes each and every time NaNoWriMo rolls around. This time was no different. Finally got started writing for the July session which began on July 1st. I began on … Continue reading

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Rear end in chair, writing app open, working through worksheets, developing story

Yep, that’s what I’m doing. Got my rear end in the chair–hey, that’s half the battle! Or it was until this last session of Camp NaNoWriMo. This was when I finally–FINALLY, I say–discovered what the heck my story was about. … Continue reading

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Begin Again, Finnegan: New Draft Begins

Today is the big day. Well, not THE big day, just A big day. I’m taking the pages I’ve written from their snug little home in the draft folder within Scrivener and moving them out of the way where I … Continue reading

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Almost halfway through NaNoWriMo and almost caught up

I got behind on my NaNoWriMo novel the last few days. Life. Dawdling. Doodling. Making a map for the story world. I spent an inordinate amount of time on that because of my limited graphical skills. But the map really … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo Day 7 Update

Nearly 3:30a.m. on August 7th and the word count is (get ready) 14,394 (ta-daaa!). Plenty of time later in the day for more writing sessions. Earlier tonight (or this morning, I’m getting confused!) I wrote out an outline from beginning … Continue reading

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Camp NaNoWriMo Day 4 Update

I was going to post Camp NaNoWriMo updates here but, well, I got caught up in the writing. And the planning. And the trying out new software — Aeon Timeline which is geared toward (but not limited to) science fiction … Continue reading

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About those series bibles, or, surely I was going to actually write a series at some point

I’ve been working on series bibles for a couple of, well, series that I want to write. And I’ve come to realize two things about the process: a) The series bible is not for determining absolutely every gorram thing about … Continue reading

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Winning! It’s a wrap (sorta) and news about Abby Dawg

It was a dark and stormy and very rough draft but that’s 50,204 words of dark, stormy very rough draft, and that’s what counts, by God. (Sorry, Lord, didn’t mean to implicate you in my novel-writing mess.) See the image … Continue reading

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A novel cover in progress for NaNoWriMo novel in progress

Just thought I’d post one of the several novel covers I put together tonight. Usually I start writing with a cover image in mind but this time I didn’t even start looking around until today. All of this would be … Continue reading

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