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NaNoWriMo – 2016

I completely missed the beginning of NaNoWriMo this year. I mean, I know when November 1 happened – it appeared on my calendar. But I forgot it was NaNoWriMo. Not that I intended to participate this year; I knew how crazy this month would be and knew I would have no time. But to everyone… Continue reading NaNoWriMo – 2016

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National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month

National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month start today.  I’m not doing NaNoWriMo. The current WiP doesn’t have another 50,000 words in it. I’m still slightly stuck, so the word count isn’t moving very fast. And I really don’t want to start something new. If I were on schedule, I could have and… Continue reading National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month

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National Novel Writing Month 2012

I did National Novel Writing Month last year, but I didn’t finish until well after the New Year. I did write more daily than I thought possible, so it wasn’t a loss. This year, with NaNoWriMo starting the day after tomorrow, I am om the fence about whether or not to do NaNoWriMo this year.… Continue reading National Novel Writing Month 2012

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End of NaNo

NaNo ended a few days ago. I, sad to say, failed NaNo. Not that I am surprised. No, successfully completing NaNo would have surprised me. It’s not just that I am a slow writer (though I am. Very very slow.) It’s just been that kind of month. But I still managed to write 22000 words.… Continue reading End of NaNo

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NaNWriMo Update and Kindle ARC issue

I am really behind on my NaNo word-count. It’s currently 10418 and as of yesterday, I should have reached 21666 words. So, yeah. Realllllly behind. The NaNo stats thing tells me I am averaging 744 words a day and I need to write 2329 words everyday if I am going to finish on time. Part… Continue reading NaNWriMo Update and Kindle ARC issue

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No Plot? No Problem?: What You Like In A Book

The book No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty poses this question: What, to you, makes a good novel? This is supposed to a pre-NaNo list, and this is probably a bit late. Not only am I deep into my NaNo, but so are a lot of other people. But I like the question and… Continue reading No Plot? No Problem?: What You Like In A Book

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First day of NaNoWriMo

NaNo is here! Whoo-hoo. For those of you who don’t know what is NaNoWriMo, it is the National Novel Writing Month. I call it NaNo. So much shorter. The idea is to write a complete novel or 50,000 words in November. You are supposed to start work on a new novel, but I am going… Continue reading First day of NaNoWriMo