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Creating vs. Analyzing

One of the things I like about National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is I have to write fast to make it.  Writing 50,000 words in 30 days means I need to average about 1,700 words a day, every day, … Continue reading

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So Close, But Still a Success

National Novel Writing Month is officially over and for the first time I failed to make the target word count of 50,000 words by November 30th.  I came up a few hundred words short (534 to be exact), but just couldn’t … Continue reading

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After a Slow Start. . . .

My National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, got off to a slow start as I wrote less than 1,000 words over the first three days of November (I need to average ~1,700 words per day to reach NaNoWriMo’s 50,000-word target).  This lackluster beginning … Continue reading

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Gearing Up For NaNoWriMo

If you’ve been following this site for a while, you know I’m an avid participant in National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo.  This year I feel particularly driven to take part because I’ve written so little over the past few months.  … Continue reading

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Catching Up on November

With the end of December nearly upon me, I figured I needed to revisit November.  I never had a chance to close out my NaNoWriMo month because I hopped on plane December 1st, and immediately things got very busy. So … Continue reading

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Making Up Ground in NaNoWriMo

After the first ten days of November, I found myself behind pace to meet my NaNoWriMo target.  I had a good excuse (I was traveling), but excuses are worth less than the paper they’re written on, especially when they’re not written on … Continue reading

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Maybe NaNoWriMo Isn’t for You, and That’s OK

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, has grown into a writing institution over the past decade.  Started in 1999 with less than two dozen writers, it now has over 200,000 participants and has taken on a life of its own.  … Continue reading

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One-third of the Way There: A NaNoWriMo Update

For me, succeeding during National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is about consistency.  I need to write every day or risk falling so far behind that I can’t catch up.  For the past five years, that’s how I made it. … Continue reading

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Ack! NaNoWriMo is Here Already

Where did October go?  Ordinarily I wouldn’t comment on the ending of a month, but with October ending, it means November is starting.  November means National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo.  For those not familiar with NaNoWriMo, it’s a celebration of … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: The Finally Tally

November is over.  NaNoWriMo has officially ended.  Whew!  I finished just over 52,000 words for the month.  I didn’t finish my novel, but I never expected to finish it—speculative fiction novels are generally longer than 50K words—but I’m happy with the … Continue reading

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