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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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CampNaNoWriMo April 2020 – Halfway There

I reached the halfway point in my camp project yesterday, just over 25k words, two days ahead of schedule. I have to say, after a shaky start, this feels damn good. And even better than how the word count feels is the plot itself. Vacancy has always been silly and loose, so in a way… Continue reading CampNaNoWriMo April 2020 – Halfway There

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – First 12,500 Words

Fucking whoa. So over the first five days of NaNo, I've averaged 2500 words per day (and I got Vacancy out on time, so what the fricking frick?) to get me to 12,554 words at the end of the day yesterday. Can yoU BELIEVE IT? Just a note: this story was one I came up… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 – First 12,500 Words

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Blogoween Day 13 – Spooky NaNo Prep

I don't think there's anything particularly spooky about National Novel Writing Month except maybe the bone-crushing fear of taking on such a terrifying task or the horror of putting yourself through a grueling 30 days of writing to reach 50k words. But unless you're writing horror, or a thriller, or darker paranormal stuff, or real-life… Continue reading Blogoween Day 13 – Spooky NaNo Prep

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The Tools I Used To Win Camp NaNo

During Camp NaNo, I used a number of tools while I wrote. These aren't necessarily the great works of art that inspire you to go forth and create your own prose, they're more of the pen and paper variety, but you're not writing anything without the utensils, okay? Ambiance I'm a pretty big fan of… Continue reading The Tools I Used To Win Camp NaNo

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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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Camp NaNoWriMo: Over The Hump And 30k Words

We've sailed past the halfway point of camp and I'm excited to report I hit 30k words yesterday. THIRTY THOUSAND. This is the farthest I've ever gotten during NaNo. This is monumental for me! Check out my eval of 10k and 20k if you're interested in how I got here. I got to 30k faster… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: Over The Hump And 30k Words

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Just A Little Something About Your Voice

When I was in college I took a few writing-centered courses. I was in my late teens/early twenties and developing my "voice," as one does, and learning through practice. I tried to write like someone who knew what they were talking about, but that didn't really feel very good, so instead I focused on what… Continue reading Just A Little Something About Your Voice

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Camp NaNoWriMo: 20k Words, Obstacles, and Achievements

Well, it's Thursday and my post today should have been a Vacancy podcast, but I did not get that done this week! I have had quite a busy past few days, but with what is unimportant, it would all be excuses anyway. The fact of the matter is, I failed at keeping up with the… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: 20k Words, Obstacles, and Achievements