Category Archives: National Novel Writing Month

So Close Yet So Far … #Mondayblogs #NaNoWriMo

A very quick post here to record my progress in NaNoWriMo so far:  41,311 words.  Unless I quit now (which I won’t), I should complete 50,000 by end of the month.  And then I will have 50k+ words of pure … Continue reading

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Midway: To Hell and Back #NaNoWriMo #Mondayblogs

Hello, dear friends, I’m pausing for a few moments to let you all know that I’m still alive and well (or as one of my yoga friends puts it, “still vertical and sucking air!”).  NaNoWriMo is going well as far … Continue reading

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And It’s NaNoWriMo Time Again!

Yup, here I go again.  Time for NaNoWriMo (that’s National Novel Writing Month for those of you who have been living under a rock for the last several years). I signed up again for the insanity of writing 50,000 words … Continue reading

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A Brief “Happy Dance” Break from the Author of Clemency, A Novel in Progress

Enuf said.  Happy Turkey Day or Tofurkey Day, everyone! I finished at 50,132 words.  Thanks to everyone who hung in there with me!  And thanks to the team at NaNoWriMo! And, yeah, I’m getting me one of these:    

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And We Begin … Almost

You remember this, from last year, don’t you?   It will be my official cup of java starting November 1.  That’s TOMORROW!   Several days ago, I introduced the idea of posting part of a novel on my blog, the … Continue reading

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NaNo WIP: Maggie and Her Knitting

Following is an excerpt from my NaNoWriMo novel-in-progress.  Maggie Reynolds, one of the three cousins in The Widows’ Club Book Four (I know, fancy title) is a knitter, like moi.  I’m having her take credit for my knitting so I … Continue reading

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NaNo WIP: Attack of the Giant Penis

Again, I’m having a bit of fun with my NaNoWriMo work-in-progress.  Here is an excerpt featuring Maggie Reynolds and a story straight out of Irish-Lativan lore. *** Maggie found a quiet corner in the cafe and set her tall Skinny … Continue reading

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The Insanity Has Begun: NaNoWriMo 2013

I will be drinking lots of caffeine. Although I may need more than just caffeine to meet my daily nutritional requirements. Wish me luck 🙂 Related posts: Pretty much several posts from Kristen Lamb’s blog.  Start with this one:  http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/how-to-make-sure-your-nano-project-isnt-a-hot-mess/Continue reading

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8 Things You Need To Know About Character Arcs

Originally posted on MOON IN GEMINI:
1. Character arcs are not 100% necessary. I’m going to get this out of the way first thing. This argument is made all the time, and there’s some truth to it. There are some…

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Writer’s Resources

John Hewitt has an amazing website at http://www.poewar.com. Every aspect of writing you can think of and, best of all for NaNoWriMos, a step-by-step approach for getting your jewel of a novel revised and ready for submission. Start here if … Continue reading

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