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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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More covers for the novel, yes, I should be writing instead of playing with Photoshop

I edited the cover* I posted earlier, and made some other covers and one wallpaper so far for the current novel. (See image on the right and below.) The covers encourage me to keep going, cheering me on toward the … Continue reading

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It was a dark and stormy plot

I’ve been writing utter garbage for my current Camp NaNoWriMo novel. Utter unmitigated, unexpurgated, unadulterated gobs of goofy dreck and man-this-stuff-stinks garbage! But I’ve kept at it, commanding my fingers to type, forcing my hand across the pages of my … Continue reading

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When Writers and Characters Collide

Sometimes my characters refuse to cooperate. Sometimes I have marvelous plans for them but they just sit there, lounging around, soaking up the sun, spoiling all my writerly fun. I gotta a feeling I’m not the only one because I … Continue reading

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About 3,000 more words to go to win this year’s NaNoWriMo

(The original title for this post was “Getting to 50K tomorrow not today” which I liked because it rhymed. But then I noticed the time and realized that tomorrow is already today.) I’ve written many thousands of words this week … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Only 11,130 more words to go!

Whew! Been writing off and on all day trying to get caught up and I’m almost there. If I write just 2,230 or so words a day, I’ll make it to 50k by the Wednesday night deadline of midnight. And … Continue reading

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