Writing Update

Writing Update: January – March 2020

Hi all, I'm combining several writing updates because, to be honest, I didn't get a whole lot done in the beginning of the year. In December, I finished the rough draft of my short story "Root Bound." And then I sat on it for a while. This is often recommended before you revise, but I… Continue reading Writing Update: January – March 2020

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Writing Update: December 2019

The #NaNoWriMo crash was real guys. After thinking about writing (if not always actually writing) every day in November, and obsessively tracking my word counts, my brain checked out a bit in December. Between that and the holidays, not a lot of words were written. However, the few words that were written were significant in… Continue reading Writing Update: December 2019

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#NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week Four Progress

And just like that, NaNoWriMo 2019 is over. It's the last week (+ two bonus days.) As always, this week overlaps with the Thanksgiving holiday, which means family and food and probably a bit less writing time for most. Before I reflect on NaNo as a whole, I'll recap this week's progress. I started this… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week Four Progress

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#NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week Three Progress

It's been a week. A hard, stressful week full of tears and too-little sleep and a sinus infection that wouldn't quit. I'm hesitant to enumerate excuses here - but as you'll soon see from my stats, very little writing happened this week. On Monday, I received the news that my cat (who we've had since… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week Three Progress

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#NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week Two Progress

We are halfway through November, and that is not at all alarming (she says sarcastically.) Two weeks from Thanksgiving, and two weeks until the end of NaNoWriMo. Quick recap if you're new: my "stretch" goal for this year is to write 50,000 words across multiple projects. My realistic goal for this year is to write… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week Two Progress

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#NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week One Progress

NaNoWriMo is underway and we already have the first seven days under our belts! So I wanted to check in and talk a little bit about how the week is going. First things first, my goals for NaNo were to write 50,000 words, but across multiple projects, and to write every day. So far, I… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week One Progress

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#NaNoWriMo 2019 – Let’s Do This

It's November 1st. The days are getting shorter. The Halloween sugar crash is sapping our energy. The weather is getting colder. The stress of the holidays is imminent. In short, it's a stressful time of year. But it is also the start of National Novel Writing Month. And I don't know about you, but I… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo 2019 – Let’s Do This