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NaNo 2019 Day 20 — Flaming Apple part II

It’s about that time again! Time for what? Time for another ‘flaming apple’ highlights reel! Only this time, I actually searched for images of flaming apples and didn’t get anything exciting, so let’s just say the lights in the book are a metaphor for the flame of my story, which, though dimmed, hasn’t gone out! Continue reading NaNo 2019 Day 20 — Flaming Apple part II

NaNo 2019 Day 19 — Building the story

I mentioned in another post that the attempt to write a novel has changed the way I look at books. Although that’s not quite right — it’s not just books. It’s changed how I understand all stories.

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NaNo 2019 Days 16 & 17 — Catch-up weekend

Weekends are such a great time to relax. Unless it’s NaNo, in which case they’re a good time to build wordcount and/or catch up to where you’re supposed to be.

While I didn’t find myself totally caught up after the weekend, I did add a good number of words, and I’m happy with a few additions my characters made to the story: Continue reading NaNo 2019 Days 16 & 17 — Catch-up weekend

NaNo 2019 Day 13 — Bartleby

I haven’t done much blogging about what I’m writing for NaNo this year, and for a very specific reason:  I don’t like to share too much too early. It’s almost like I’m worried about sharing too much, in case I change my mind about what’s going to happen. Or maybe it’s a kind of stage fright.

But a thing happened in my writing that I loved. It has happened in every manuscript I’ve written so far, and it gives me a charge every time. Continue reading NaNo 2019 Day 13 — Bartleby

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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