Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Removing the Sting

A part of me has almost been in mourning about the fact that I won’t get my second NaNoWriMo book done.  It is extremely rare that I don’t meet a goal that I have set for myself, and even more unusual for me not to rise to a challenge which someone else has set for …

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All Fired Up! And Now, Not So Much

Yesterday morning, someone commented on my blog, basically daring me to get 30,000 words done in four days.  Knowing I could do it, I started out to prove it.  I mean, when I wrote my first NaNoWriMo book, my first three days averaged out to about 10,000 words a day.  I could totally do it! …

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A Pep Talk?

For the month of November, I have my homepage set to the NaNoWriMo page.  I see that I have new mail, I go to the page, I see that it’s only a “Pep Talk,” I click on it to clear out the notification, and then I move on without reading it. I don’t need a …

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Feeling Like a Failure???

I wrote my first NaNoWriMo book in 13 days.  Quite pleased with myself, I decided to challenge myself and write another one. Big mistake! For some reason, this second one isn’t going nearly as smoothly.  In truth, this has been the hardest book I’ve ever tried to write.  Historically, the books I’ve written have basically …

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Not Normal

So, I awoke around 2:30 this morning.  I tossed and turned for about half an hour, hoping to return to sleep. Yah, not gonna happen. I just have too much on my mind.  On Monday morning, I have to walk a resume into a doctor’s office in the next town over.  Early afternoon, I have …

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NaNoWriMo Vs. Christmas

Normally, I would be spending a part of these few days before Thanksgiving doing Christmas activities: making or buying presents, wrapping presents, planning what I’m going to make or buy for people, etc. Not this year.  This year, I’m working to get my book done. It’s so unusual for me!  Christmas really IS the most …

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Confirmation

A while ago, I decided that I should write in the YA category.  It happened for many reasons, one of the main ones being because trends seemed to show that those were among some of the most successful. I once heard that you should read books in the genre in which you write.  That was hard for …

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Not Slapped, Per Se

I have a strained relationship with a family member.  I had hoped that over time, we would be able to discuss it and find our way back to each other.  I wasn’t rushing anything, because I felt that giving her time and space was appropriate.  I had hoped that someday she would contact me, interested …

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Bad Timing!

I’ve been struggling to write my second NaNoWriMo book this month.  The first one was done so easily and so quickly that I was sure the second one would go as smoothly. Ha! Finally, on Friday I seemed to have broken through the blockage. And then I spent the day Saturday cleaning my house, so no …

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Stalling

For some reason, I just can’t seem to get into my second NaNoWriMo book.  I’ve never had such a hard time getting into a book.  Usually I just sit at the computer and the story writes itself.  Did I use up my monthly allotment of creativity when I wrote my first NaNoWriMo book? Honestly, I’ve …

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