Category Archives: Dry Boiled

The Chaos of NaNo

So, today is the very first day of NaNo (, the National Novel Writing Month started in the Bay Area by a group writers looking for a push and which has become a global phenomenon. I discovered NaNo in 2002, … Continue reading

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The Curse of Starting Too Soon

First of all, the good news. I managed 16,500 on Dry Boiled, give or take a few words, for the March Madness (MM) challenge at Forward Motion. I’ve found challenges are a good way to jump start a novel and … Continue reading

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Dry Boiled

I know it’s been a while since I posted something about my writing. It’s not that I haven’t been writing, editing, outlining, planning, submitting, etc. It’s that those activities are standard fare and so provoke little comment. However, I am … Continue reading

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