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How I Write 2K a Day (and maybe you can, too!)

This is my fifth official NaNoWriMo, and although I’ve only won three times, I think I can finally confidently say, “I’ve got this.” I write about 2K words per day over the course of an hour, and that’s it! I work full time, we have a 10-week-old puppy, and my husband is also extra busy.… Continue reading How I Write 2K a Day (and maybe you can, too!)

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ROW80 Round 4 Goals: Body, Mind, and Soul

I’ve noticed an imbalance in my life lately, and I know why: I’ve let all my habits fall to the wayside in favor of just pushing through life on the bare minimum. Thank goodness for ROW80: now I have some motivation to get my head back on straight!! I’m breaking my goals into 3 categories… Continue reading ROW80 Round 4 Goals: Body, Mind, and Soul

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5 Things SeptNoWriMo Taught Me about NaNoWriMo

This morning, I broke 60K words on my novel! I was really hoping to have written 65K over the month of September, but let’s stop and be real for a second… I have 60,000 words written towards my novel, all accomplished in the span of one month! I should really break out the champagne Irish… Continue reading 5 Things SeptNoWriMo Taught Me about NaNoWriMo

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ROW80 Wrap-up

It’s the last bit of ROW80… I can’t not post! Even though it’s bedtime, here’s an update on my goals and my overall achievement this round: Blogging. One substantial blog post per week. Yes. I did it. I am back in the habit. Drawing. One to three posted, per week. I’m almost there. I lost my… Continue reading ROW80 Wrap-up

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Prologue or Chapter One?

Today, I broke a promise I’d made to myself: I started editing the first few pages of my novel. Yes, the one I’m currently writing for SeptNoWriMo. I couldn’t help it!… I wanted to run it through the Hemingway App and see how it fared. Apparently, I use a lot of adverbs (yes, pun intended), but my… Continue reading Prologue or Chapter One?

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Seven Reasons I Stick with my Goals

I learned everything I needed to know about goal-setting from my Nalgene. Hear me out on this: I know myself! I do a LOT of goal-setting, and almost as much goal-ignoring. I start out strong, and excited, and then I fall on my face, two weeks in. Here’s the tricky thing about my goals: it… Continue reading Seven Reasons I Stick with my Goals

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ROW80… wait… it’s Wednesday already?

Be past Monday afteroon, right? My work life got really busy and we had to have the house treated for bugs (either from a camping trip or Europe, who knows), so I’m just now catching up on things.  Here’s my rundown of goals: Blogging. One substantial blog post per week. I shared an excellent re-blog on… Continue reading ROW80… wait… it’s Wednesday already?