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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

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Camp NaNoWriMo: An Evaluation of 10k Words

Today is day six of Camp NaNoWriMo. I haven't written yet today, but I have completed 10,079 words so far, so I've already surpassed how many words I'd need by the end of today (9677) to stay on track for 50k by month's end (I think this book will end up a fair bit over… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: An Evaluation of 10k Words

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Day 1 – Care About It

I sat down and did 10 sprints of 10 minutes each this morning broken up into two blocks by breaking my fast with a smoothie bowl, and I'm going to be totally honest with you, Dear Reader: they felt really fucking good. I'll get into the specifics of what I'm doing in a post later… Continue reading Day 1 – Care About It

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Camp NaNoWriMo Redux

I've been going back and forth on whether I should blog about this or not and came to the conclusion that...it really doesn't matter, so I may as well. I'll be taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo again in July (aka to-freaking-morrow). I tried camp out in April and failed miserably, so miserably that I didn't… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo Redux

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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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Here We Go Again: Camp NaNo

Remember NaNo? Well, apparently they do a spring edition (and I think a summer one too), and I guess I'm on board! I consider last year a success even though I didn't win. I completed 31,882 words over the course of the 30 days that was November 2017, and it felt pretty damn good, especially… Continue reading Here We Go Again: Camp NaNo