NaNoWriMo: Day 5

Here we are, five days in, and I’m still going strong, though today felt like a bit of a slog. I sat down this afternoon to get my writing done and it felt like it took forever just to write a thousand words. I managed to make my personal goal, though I didn’t surpass it […]

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NaNoWriMo: Day 4

Four days in a row, and each one I’ve done slightly more than I did the day before, which is looking promising. I’m not judging what I’m doing right now… well, mostly. I’m just writing every day, which feels kind of nice. Every once in a while, I ask myself whether or not a thirteen […]

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NaNoWriMo: Day 3

Today wasn’t a bad day for writing. I surpassed my daily goal even more today, this time managing a full 2018 words total for the day. I’m officially on chapter three now, and while my plotted structure has been helping keep me on task, at times it feels a little too rigid for my tastes. […]

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NaNoWriMo: Day Two

One of the things I both love and hate about the first draft is how wordy it is. For NaNoWriMo, it’s a blessing because you’re likely adding a bunch of world-building, character-building fluff you’ll wind up cutting out in draft two. That stuff also helps you get to know your characters and world a little […]

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NaNoWriMo: Day One

I didn’t do well with Camp NaNoWriMo, and I haven’t been writing nearly at all these last few months, but it is my hope that one sure-fire way to get the wheels spinning and turning again is to buckle down and hit the 50,000 words in a month trail. I spent several weeks plotting last […]

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Flashy Friday: Dropping Hope

He was tired of holding onto it, clutching it in his hand, fingers gripping so tight the bright white edges of it seeped out through the cracks between his knuckles. It wriggled softly against his palm, tickling his skin almost affectionately. At his back, the sounds of an argument that existed long before he was […]

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Camp NaNoWriMo – Day 1

When I got an email a few weeks ago from the people over at NaNoWriMo about their summer writing program, Camp NaNoWriMo, I decided it would be a good time to get back to work on something I miss all the time: writing. It’s been several months since I wrote something for pleasure, and while […]

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Flashy Friday: Ancient Ruins

Scholars said the ruins led to another world, as alien to the surfacers as it was forgotten. Technology existed there the likes of which those above couldn’t even begin to fathom, much less replicate. Their tales were fascinating, of course, but nowhere near as intriguing as what the witch women had to say. Allegedly, there […]

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