Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

Trying Something New (Surprised?)

Is anyone interested in trying a little thing with me? I’m at the knife-edge of my wits these days (I know that is in no way hard to believe) and I actually think that if I manage to squeeze in 30 minutes of writing time I may increase the will to go on. (I’m not […]

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I Absolutely Almost Remember Doing That Already (I Think)

I am losing my mind. Not in the slow, graceful way of the aging woman of character. Fast and loud. For instance: I do things, regular house-y things or different elsewhere things, only to check progress and find that I didn’t do them at all. Like? Oh, how about the laundry that should be dry […]

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Good Advice

Hey, it’s a quote from Husband!* “Discover what each character needs.” Great writing advice, right? Even though he uses it for films, it’s the same sort of idea. And it can help get me out of a NaNo slump. Because my characters will always need something (a drink of water, a slap, to find the […]

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Post # 250. No Kidding.

In honor of the fact that this is my 250th post, I am absolutely not going to tell you 250 possibly interesting (or possibly not) things. I am not going to give away 250 random items I have sitting around my house. I am not going to spam 250 people and ask them to read […]

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Fighting Style

I’ve been writing a fight – not physical, and not even an argument. It’s a silent avoidance, and sometimes those can be the most painful. Someone is keeping a secret. Someone else makes (totally incorrect) assumptions. Everyone feels bad, bad. Are you a confronter? Or an avoider? What about the people in your house? Same […]

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Who Knew?

Blog O’ Random, coming at you. * Bathrooms don’t actually clean themselves. However, the amount of time you spend in your house in inversely proportional to the number of times someone says, “Hey, what’s that smell?” * 2500 words in a day is a lot to write. But dialog makes those words come faster. * […]

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Good Morning

It is. A good morning, I mean. One thousand words down pre-Kid-wake-up. Plus some research. And do you know what I am finding? In that research? That symptoms of just about any disease or emotional disorder or abuse can be confused with all the others. Which is good for purposes of this novel, but tricky […]

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Word Count Update -UPDATED

I hit about 800 words before kids are up this morning. Be back later… Okay, ’tis later. I’m back. With happiness: 2550 words today! And it’s not yet 10:30 in the morning! At this point I need to celebrate. And eat something. And probably get out of this chair.

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