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NaNo 2019 Day 12 — My young writer

Nope, this is not a post about the child inside of me who has been a writer since I could hold a pencil (though she might merit a post on another day).

This post is about my 11-year-old daughter.

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NaNo 2019 Day 11 — The part where you might just quit

There are some parts of NaNo that are notoriously harder.

First week is usually a roller coaster, but mostly downhill. You’ve got nothing. Anything goes. Literally!

Second week can get a bit more difficult. Your characters are getting IDEAS. You’re trying to corral everyone, but it’s just not working. Continue reading NaNo 2019 Day 11 — The part where you might just quit

NaNo 2019 Day 10 — ICYMI

What’s with the image of a flaming apple? It could be a metaphor for a wild ride, or a difficult journey. Or maybe it’s just a cool photo and I haven’t got a great idea for what I want to talk about today.

When sitcom writers didn’t have a great idea for a show (or maybe due to budgetary constraints; what do I know?) what did they do? A highlights episode, of course!

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NaNo 2019 Day 9 — Other people’s wordcounts

It’s good advice not to compare yourself to others. Your life. Your kids. Your writing.

And, especially during NaNo, your wordcount.

But it’s sometimes so hard! People are posting these giant wordcounts to Twitter. One person said they had 40k+ already. A bunch of others are already in the 20s or higher.

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NaNo 2019 Day 8 — External Validation

Had a chat with a NaNo buddy yesterday about the website quirks this year. It’s a cool new site, and the NaNo team is working out a few bugs, and we’re totally ready to give them some slack. It’s not going to stop us from participating.

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NaNo 2019 Day 5 — The beauty of creating

“The world needs your novel.”

Or so the good people over at NaNoWriMo headquarters would have us believe.

But I’m not convinced. I don’t know that the “world” will be better off if I manage to dash out a full 50k words in a single month. Why would the “world” even care?

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