Tag Archives: #writerlife

Applying Lessons in 2020

Whoops. Sorry. The problem with taking time off from the blog is how easy it is to forget to come back when you’re busy. At least I only missed my mark by two days. That’s why there was no poem … Continue reading

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It’s 2015 All Over Again

Yes, it’s 2015 all over again. That is, it is for me in one aspect of my life that parallels an experience that began in August 2015. In this, 2019, my planned Short Story December crashed because novellas happened. It’s … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Diary 2019: Week 5 & Review

NaNoWriMo has concluded. As a part of my diary series I’m covering the last several days of NaNo and looking back at the month. The experience is always a unique one and this one was no different. Here we go… … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Diary 2019: Week 4

I’m continuing to share my NaNoWriMo month with everyone. There may be those who are wondering why. After all, I already won. The answer to that is contained in my diary for Week 4 below… Day 21: It’s Thursday and … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Diary 2019: Week 3

I’m continuing to share my progress as I strive to draft a complete novel in a month. I’ve done it many times before so the outcome isn’t in much doubt, but I still wanted people to see what it requires … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Diary, 2019: Week 2

I’m continuing to share my November experience writing a full novel in a month, not just the NaNoWriMo 50K. My expectation is Protecting the Pneuma Key will be about 120K. As a reminder: I live alone with Mr. Calvin, a … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Diary, 2019: Week 1

I’m trying something a little different this NaNoWriMo. I thought I’d share a little of my experience as it happens. Keep in mind that I only work part time in the mornings and live alone so my distractions are fewer. … Continue reading

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NaNo Planning … Not the Kind You’re Thinking

Every year I give what I believe is the best advice for NaNoWriMo. Sadly, I also see the results of those who either ignored the advice or didn’t hear it. It’s actually quite simple. Plan. No, not that kind. There … Continue reading

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My NaNoWriMo Self-Motivational Rant

It’s time for a talk with myself… Is it November yet? It feels like it given the way I’m racing the clock this month leading up to NaNoWriMo. For last year’s NaNo I wrote a sequel, which diminished my planning … Continue reading

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The Struggle Between Burnout and Inspiration

My mind is in the middle of an intersection at the moment where they forgot to install a traffic signal and there’s been a massive pileup. I’ve done little but edit all year and it’s worn me down. A couple … Continue reading

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