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Writing Thursday: Why Not Take All Of Me; or, Reducing Wordiness

For the past few weeks, I’ve been a woman on a mission. I’ve been trying to reduce my work-in-progress, The Daughters Of August Winterbourne (Book I) down to 125,000 words.  The first draft weighed in at around 185,000 words; the … Continue reading

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Writing Thursday: Help Wanted; or, Would You Like To Read A Story?

My big news this week is that I’ve finally, finally finished my second draft of The Daughters Of August Winterbourne, Book 1.  (And yes, I know I need a snazzier title than that.  Working on it.  Really.) So now I’ve … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2011 Wrap-up

So the madness known as NaNoWriMo is over for another year.  I’m kind of sad to see it end, just when I was getting into the swing of things:  spending half an hour writing every day before work, blogging about … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Crossing The Finish Line

Well, I’ve done it.  I’ve collected 30 NaNos (1 NaNo=1,667 words) to make one NaNoWriMo (50,000 words).  In fact, it’s a little more than that, and I’ll probably add more to the final word count tonight and tomorrow.  But for … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo, Week 2.5

(This started out as part of last week’s entry.  But then I decided that I really had two separate entries, so, Bonus!  Extra Week 2.5 Entry Today!) Last time, I talked about potential excuses for why writing wasn’t happening.  Let’s … Continue reading

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Another Goal Achieved; or, A Clean Desk Is A Sign Of…

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 17) Ahhh.  The smell of furniture polish is in the air.  That can only mean one thing:  Today was desk-cleaning day at my house. One of my pre-NaNoWriMo prep goals was to clean off my desk, and … Continue reading

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Progress Toward Goals; or November Is Even Closer Now

(Post-A-Day Challenge, Day 11) Well, we’re about a third of the way through the month.  I have to admit that coming up with a topic for a posting each and every day is harder than I thought it would be.  … Continue reading

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