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Final Update And A Win! – Camp NaNoWriMo April 2020

https://www.tiktok.com/@dietspriteaunt/video/6820531534605454598 Although this book is far from being completely drafted, I MET MY GOAL AND HIT 50K WORDS YESTERDAY! And with three whole days to spare which is, like, incredible for me, the great procrastinator. This draft has simultaneously been the easiest and most difficult I've done so far. I'm learning skills to make the… Continue reading Final Update And A Win! – Camp NaNoWriMo April 2020

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Camp NaNoWriMo April 2020 – The Home Stretch and Project Projections

I've had a series of unfortunate events occur, which hasn't stopped the writing train, but it has slowed it slightly. I got poison ivy from some yard work over a week ago, and it reached its worst this past weekend and into Monday. I've also been battling a sore throat for a few days which… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo April 2020 – The Home Stretch and Project Projections

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CampNaNo April 2020 Week 1

Week one is (mostly) done, and so I thought I may be too. Not because I'm sick of this story--on the contrary I'm super excited about it--but because I didn't record my words correctly on any day, and I'm behind! I actually spent a lot of time reorganizing and plotting the first couple days of… Continue reading CampNaNo April 2020 Week 1

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April CampNaNo Kickoff

It's finally April, a month I've been looking forward to (and also dreading a little) all year. When I planned out my 2020 writing schedule, I used the National Novel Writing Months as a framework for my first drafts. April, July, and November are all for drafting, while the other months are for brainstorming, plotting,… Continue reading April CampNaNo Kickoff

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CampNaNoWriMo: 50k Words And Winning

For the first time ever, I've won National Novel Writing Month. Yes, it's July, it's really just camp, and yes, technically the only thing I beat out was myself and the only thing I got out of this is a 90+ page document that I'm both exhausted and enthralled by, but wouldn't really appeal to… Continue reading CampNaNoWriMo: 50k Words And Winning

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Camp NaNoWriMo: 40K Words And The Finish Line Is In Sight

10K Post 20K Post 30K Post As excited as I am about hitting this mark and having less than 10,000 words left to write to meet my NaNo goal, it's become abundantly clear to me that this book will be well over 50k words. That's pretty typical for fantasy quests, and I'm not surprised (in… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: 40K Words And The Finish Line Is In Sight

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Plotting v Pantsing

I've got a project that I'll be working on in July (maybe for NaNo???), and for the first time possibly ever I'm sitting down and really, truly, honest-to-goodness-ly plotting my ass off. Now, Dear Reader, usually I'm the kind of writer who flies by the seat of her pants. A pantser, if you will. I… Continue reading Plotting v Pantsing

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Preparing for Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo will be upon us in four short days. Dear Reader, I am psyched! Here's how I'm getting ready. Packed My Tent - Since moving, we've turned one of our two bedrooms into an office. I've got my desk in the back of the room, looking out onto it (so no demons or ghosts… Continue reading Preparing for Camp NaNoWriMo