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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?

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ROW80: tossing my other goals to the winds

This has been a very productive week in the noveling area, but that’s about it. Nonetheless, I am thrilled with my progress. Here’s my roundup so far: Blogging. One substantial blog post per week. Nailed this: I shared some quotes on Marriage and Family, then wrote about my writing habit and my elevator pitch. Drawing. One to three posted, per… Continue reading ROW80: tossing my other goals to the winds

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My first novel’s description, elevator pitch style

Today was supposed to be super busy: I was supposed to be knee-deep in leading a high school peer ministry retreat for the weekend, and arrive home tomorrow evening, brain-dead, exhausted, and very far behind on my word count goals. But because of a few things beyond my control, the retreat was canceled, and so… Continue reading My first novel’s description, elevator pitch style