NaNoWriMo, Day 30 – 54,964

So, that’s it for another year! It was definitely my worst year looking at word-count alone, but I think it probably is one of the strongest stories I’ve written to date. Tonight, I *almost* finished the book. I literally have sentences left. Maybe a few paragraphs, but that’s it… and they have to be good, […]

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NaNoWriMo, Day 25 – 52,391

I decided to validate the novel today so I could get my nifty “winner” badge and certificate. I’m not quite finished with the book, but hope to be before the end of the month. This is the first year that the end of the book has actually coincided with the 50,000 words. Normally, I’m just […]

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Life after Fifty Shades of Grey

I read Master of the Universe (which was the original title of Fifty Shades of Grey when it was still Twilight fan fiction). Not all of it, but what appears to be the first two books in the Fifty Shades trilogy. I have an ethical problem with pulling fan fiction for profit, but that’s not […]

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NaNoWriMo, Day 19 – 50,128 (WINNER!)

Well, that’s it! Fueled by Jolly Rancher chews (and Crunch & Chews), supported by awesome friends, and comforted by soft Kleenex tissues, I wrote my 50,000th word. It’s kind of hard to tell, but I’m pretty sure the word was ‘feet.’ I guess it’s a little better than last year’s ‘it.’ The story is not […]

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NaNoWriMo, Day 16 – 37,671

Yesterday, I was so motivated! Today, it took me ages to get into the groove… and once I was there, I couldn’t stay in it. It finally dawned on me after 1,800 words that I was working in complete silence. Yeah, that’s hard for me. I need music… and since I was already struggling, I […]

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NaNoWriMo, Day 15 – 34,635

I’m too competitive sometimes. I’d hit my goal today, and then input my stats onto the NaNoWriMo page. I checked on all of my writing buddies, and saw that one of them was beating me by a couple hundred words. What’d I do? I wrote until I beat her. Sorry, Laura. (One thing I know […]

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NaNoWriMo, Day 10 – 21,082

I must be on to something. I finished one scene earlier today, writing about a third of my goal… and then I was stuck. I know what’s happening far later in the book, but I had no clue what happened next. I took a nap, hoping something would reveal itself, but nothing came. Knowing I […]

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NaNoWriMo, Day 9 – 17,611

I had a horrible couple of days at the real job. Needless to say, last night’s “beer and darts” were very much needed, so many thinks to my friend, Rusty, for not letting me back out. I could have used a few more beers and a couple of darts (to my heart, maybe, to put […]

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NaNoWriMo, Day 7 – 15,554

Success! Still on target, despite staying up way too late and going to bed one minute before Obama hit the stage (I waited HOURS, Mr. President, I couldn’t stay awake any longer); despite a very stressful, frustrating day at the real job; after the most unsettling Facebook fight on my wall that didn’t even involve […]

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