NaNoWriMo Category

Blame it on the Cat

Nanowrimo is over. I bet you were waiting for my exciting “I won I won” post. And I wish I could say that I successfully finished my novel, already found an agent, and oh, it’s coming out next year. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. No, I didn’t finish my novel. I’ll give you […]

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NaNo: Cat Attack

So you know those things that you kind of maybe think about for a while and then just jump into head first? Well NaNoWriMo was that for me. I didn’t even really think about it until the night before Halloween. And now that I”m successfully 15,000 words behind on my “next great novel,” my mind […]

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Nano: White Flag

I gave up on NaNoWriMo early last week. That’s old news. Between work and paying the bills and keeping my life in order and watching TV and doing crafts off Pinterest, I decided that NaNo was just something I couldn’t do. But today, a door slammed in my face. (This is my metaphorically, not literal, […]

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Nano: Sleep Writing, Round Two

Round Two

I seem to be better at writing gibberish than actually content. I mean, it’s just astounding some of the things I write when I’m falling asleep. Where do those ideas even come from? There were only two people in the conversation so who’s this ominous we? The secret recipe?  Who knows, maybe there was a […]

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NaNo: Sleepy writing

I was up late writing last night, frantically trying to catch up on my word count. Have you ever tried writing when you falling asleep? And your real world and dream world begin to blend together? Well I woke up to this line of dialogue from last night. I’m not even sure where I was going with […]

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NaNo: Day Four

Here’s a sneak peek of my novel for NaMoWriMo. Most great works of fiction end with a kiss. All of the hidden tension in the novel leads up to that final climax: the kiss between the two main characters. But if you’re smart, you realize that the ending is always pre-established on the first page. You […]

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NaNo: Day Two

I should be writing right now. I mean, NaNoWriMo day two and everything. I’m not sure how this happened, but I seem to have less words right now than I had yesterday. I hit that glorious 1,700 word mark before I went to bed. But then I committed the biggest no-no. I used the backspace […]

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NaNo: Day One

It’s the first day of NaNoWriMo and I’m off to a great start. And by a great start, I mean I finally opened a Microsoft Word document and wrote out the first line. And I think it’s a pretty strong first line. So 50,000 words divided by 30 days. That approximately 1,667 words a day […]

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To NaNo or not to NaNo

If you read my last post, To be or not to be, you might sense a recurring theme in the way I’m thinking about my life. I’m at the point where I need to start making these decisions. If I’m going to be a writer, then I need to write. Just in case you didn’t […]

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