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Immense and Inadequate Writing Plans

I’m back to continue my look at my plans for 2019. I first talked about my short range goals that included fixing the Pannulus map and editing the Pannulus stories written in December, especially the Thornwillow tales. Tied to that … Continue reading

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Short Story December Fallout

I’m continuing to look at my plans for 2019… This week my focus is on another short-term goal, and that’s making an initial edit of all the short stories I wrote in December. If I write them I have to … Continue reading

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The Big Map Fix of 2019

It’s the New Year when so often we writers blog about our plans for the coming year. I’m going to do things a little different this year and break my plans down by project over the course of this month. … Continue reading

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What Happened to 2018?

The middle of the holiday season? Really? Here in Missoula, up until Christmas Eve, all we had was patchy snow and the forecast was calling for some flurries in the morning. Instead, it snowed most of the day, eventually layering … Continue reading

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December Win-Win

What happened? I really should ask myself that question, but then again I already know the answer. My Short Story December with a laid-back goal of four short stories over the course of the month … well, it hasn’t quite … Continue reading

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One World, a Million Stories

Last week I talked about my Short Story December. Currently, I’m working on my fifth short story for the month. It’s all a part of my end-of-the-year treat and an enjoyable change of pace. After completing a novel in November, … Continue reading

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Short Story December

The NaNo dust has settled. In the end, there were 143,867 words written in November that produced a novel. In editing there’ll be plenty of cutting, but there are a few missing pieces, too. How long will it eventually be? … Continue reading

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NaNo Update: A Little Self-Congratulations

The last thing I was expecting a month ago was that this blog post would be about achieving, about setting an insane goal and attaining it. Instead, I thought it’d be about my struggles to still be striving towards that … Continue reading

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NaNo Update: A Sense of Urgency

Early morning. Thanksgiving Day in the United States and I’m preparing to add to my word count until around noon when I’ll get ready and head off for a big meal. Yesterday, I made a couple of pies and applesauce … Continue reading

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