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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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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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How I built a writing habit (cat included)

Ever since I was little, I’ve wanted to be an author. Maybe once or twice, I wanted to be a teacher, but mostly, I’ve just wanted to write. Tl;dr version: skip the back story and jump to the tips They started me young: my mother had me saying the ABCs at 18 months (I have… Continue reading How I built a writing habit (cat included)

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Side-tracked by goal-setting

Procrastination at its finest, ladies and gents: getting too distracted in other goals that I don’t bother to work on the ones already under my belt. While browsing my Reader, I came across the Day Zero Project: 101 Things in 1001 Days, and I thought, that’s PERFECT (here’s my profile, if you’re interested in seeing… Continue reading Side-tracked by goal-setting

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My writing styles: personal, professional, and just plain silly

As a writer, I sometimes feel like I have multiple personalities: my style is so varied that I sometimes don’t recognize my own writing. I write with four basic voices: Journaling. Intended for my eyes only (and sometimes, my husband’s). I write like I speak, and it’s sloppy and handwritten and fast… and random as all get-out.… Continue reading My writing styles: personal, professional, and just plain silly