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Tomorrow marks the halfway point of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and I’m not quite at halfway to 50,000 words. Ugh. I’d hoped to be at 50K by now so that I could actually complete the novel by the end of the month. Because, really, 50K does not make a novel, unless it’s a middle-grade chapter book. My own tend to be around 100K and to feel truly proud to say I wrote a novel for NaNo, I wanted to actually complete the entire first draft. I don’t see that happening. I’d hoped by writing something completely brand-new (not a … Continue reading


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I started March Novel Writing Month with an attainable goal: Write my novella or, at least, 40,000 words. Based on my past first-draft writing experiences, I thought it would be easy and I’d even be done ahead of time so I could go back and start rewriting Book 3. Ha! Man plans, God laughs. Life went a little crazy. Day-job business got slammed. And then there was the horrible disaster in Japan and I couldn’t just sit by and think, “I wish I could do something” when I actually could. So I poured myself into the Indie Author Relief Fund … Continue reading


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