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Lessons Learned from NaNoWriMo 2012

Photo By: Mike Licht via Flickr As we near the end of NaNoWriMo 2012 (National Novel Writing Month where writers commit to the goal of writing a 50k novel – or writing 50k fresh words into a current WIP), I decided to reflect back on the month of November and draw out the lessons I’ve learned thus far. (Especially since this year, NaNoWriMo didn’t go as smoothly as it did for me last year.) Lesson #1: Clear Your Calendar (If […]

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The Key to Surviving NaNoWriMo: Don’t “Should” Yourself, Don’t Stress, Have Fun

Are all my fellow NaNoWriMo-ers out there having fun yet? I know I am…. *grin* Here’s how much fun I’ve been having: On day 1 of NaNo: I didn’t get any writing done. I had a personal appointment after work that lasted until the middle of the evening, and between putting food in my belly and getting my weekly mash-up of writing links together, my muse decided it was safer to stay in his corner and drink his Grey Goose. […]

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The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

Do you remember when these were the ‘BIG thing’? I’ve been tagged! On Thursday, Jami Gold tagged me for The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. And with this particular tagging adventure  is all about your next big thing! As Jami so eloquently points out, we’re about to head into NaNoWriMo, which is all about writing…you guessed it, the next big thing!  🙂 I’m going to tackle the Next Big Thing questions based on the story I plan to complete during […]

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NaNoWriMo Check-In & The Song of the Week: Glycerine by Bush

Hello and ‘Happy Monday’ dear friends!  With two days left of NaNoWriMo I can *officially* say that I have surpassed the 50,000 wordcount goal with 51,130 words – and it has been validated!  *throws confetti*  Now I just have another 40,000 or so words to go before this draft is officially completed and ready to be run through the ringer – otherwise known as the editing process. *smile* *bites nails* *tries to smile again* Without further ado, I can officially […]

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This Week in Favs….

**It’s nearing the end of Week #2 in NaNoWriMo – I do hope that everyone’s pounding away on their keyboards (or making their wrists hurt with all that writing)!  Speaking of which, I’m a little behind, so this will be extra short and sweet today! Keep it up, everyone! We’re *almost* half-way there!! :0) Playing on the Zune: Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve. 10) “A Dangerous Side Effect of Becoming a Writer” by Roni Loren. When I started writing, there […]

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NaNoWriMo Song of the Week: Spotlight by Mutemath

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting several fellow NaNo participants at a write-in. Now, for those of you who know me know that I have a weekend routine that I like to stick to – part of that being the fact that I prefer to stay home on Sundays and write while doing the laundry. But I figured, what the hell….I’ll be going for three hours and will be doing exactly the same thing I’d be doing if I […]

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Musical Monday: NaNoWriMo Playlist & The Song of the Week

It’s absolutely incredible how fast time flies. Here we are on October 31st, one day away from the start of NaNoWriMo. I’ve been doing some super prep work these past two weeks – researching locations and backgrounds on a few new characters (I think that’s as close to plotting as I get these days), getting Scrivener and all of my research set up on my PC so I can hit the ground running tomorrow (after the day job, of course), and […]

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