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A WriMo Survival Guide

Since we’re closing in on NaNoWriMo in November, we’ll use that event for the purpose of this epic morsel of motivation. However, this works for Camp NaNoWriMo, JulNoWriMo or any writing event. November is approaching faster than winter in a George R. R. Martin novel. With so many new writers participating in NaNoWriMo this year with the wide-eyes and itchy fingers, I wanted to be the first to give you a pre-NaNo pep talk. I bet you’re…

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I’m cursed. I have to be. There is nothing else to explain it. Why does something tragic happen during NaNoWriMo every odd-number year? Back in 2011, my second year attempting NaNo, I succumbed to the sophomore curse. After a breakout year in 2010, I stumbled through a series of pitfalls, bad scheduling and work. I chalked it up to a bad outing and went on with my writing life. In 2013, after bouncing back and…

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Interrupting interruptions

With NaNoWriMo coming, I need to make as much time for writing as I can. This isn’t much of a problem at home as my kids are either adults or old enough to be self sustaining for a month, but work is another issue. What can I say I’m popular. Not really, it’s more that I’m the go to monkey for everything from office supplies to printer mishaps. During the normal work day, it’s not…

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NaNoWriMo update

With NaNoWriMo over, it’s time for me to take a minute to rest the brain before getting back to work with Racing the Rain. Had a better time this year, than I had last. Having a week off to focus on Ascension into Darkness was good, but next year, I will take two weeks off. It’s hard to get that large chunk of time off, but the way I see it, I put in a…

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Camp NaNoWriMo update

Looking back on previous posts, I realize I spend more time feeling sorry for myself than getting writing done. I whine about the lack of time, or of personal obligations, all the while not moving any of my projects forward. If you’re in the same boat, I’m going to give you the same talk I had with myself this morning. Stop whining about not having time to write. You want to write, you will make…

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