NaNoWriMo Day 16 – Taking a Break

I fell behind. I knew it was going to happen. I was pretty far ahead, and then I started churning out about 400 words a day. Which is peanuts when you’re trying to write a novel in thirty days. But it’s not the only reason I’ve decided to take a break. When I decided to […]

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NaNoWriMo Day 12 – I Don’t Know What I’m Doing Anymore

Last night, I wrote two completely unexpected things. I wrote the first chapter to a book that is not my NaNoWriMo book (which, unfortunately, doesn’t count towards my 50,000 words – okay, it could, but I’d only be cheating myself). It’s something that just popped into my head the other night, and is totally different than […]

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NaNoWriMo Day 11 – Writer’s Block

This whole experience has been pretty surprising for me in many ways. One of them is that, so far, I’ve written my novel in order. Since I have a really good idea of what happens at each step in my novel, I was kind of expecting to be the kind of person who gets all the exciting […]

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NaNoWriMo Day 10 – First Draft Fears

Yesterday, I rewrote Chapter Three. It took me way longer than I’d anticipated (mostly because I got sucked into a black hole of ‘research’), so I’m not going to touch Chapters One and Two for the moment, and just continue on with the rest of the novel. But, I’m really glad I got a better grasp on […]

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NaNoWriMo Day 9 – Going Back to Chapter One

Current word count: 18,824. Which is pretty great, actually. I’m a little over two days ahead of schedule. I know this weekend is going to be really busy – Friday is my dad’s birthday, I’m going to see Neil Gaiman on Saturday, and I have a paper due on Sunday – so I’m really trying […]

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NaNoWriMo Day 7 – The First Pancake

The first week of NaNoWriMo is coming to a close and I honestly can’t believe I made it this far. I’m pretty sure that writing these posts is what’s made me keep going. I feel accountable to my readers, even though I don’t know any of you in real life, and most of you probably […]

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NaNoWriMo Day 6 – A Thief Ruined My Writing Streak

That title sounds like it would be a weird metaphor for something, doesn’t it? Well, it’s not. Last night, I was on a major writing streak, getting about 1,000 words down in less than an hour. And then I got an email about some suspicious charges on my credit card. Someone stole my card number […]

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