Category Archives: Writing Process

The Fifth and Final NaNo 2020 Progress Report

The National Novel Writing Month (NaNo) has been a staple for me ever since I wrote the first draft of Shafter in 2004. I’ve finished as early as on day five and as late as within 10 minutes of the … Continue reading

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The Fourth NaNo 2020 Progress Report (A Breakthrough!)

This NaNo was a near thing, or rather, my participation was this year. I haven’t missed a single year since I started, but it’s been getting rough. I failed to complete my 50k for the first time two years ago, … Continue reading

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The Third NaNo 2020 Progress Report (Still Learning Things)

As of Thursday 11/12: I’m making this note to myself on Thursday 11/12, but I’m hoping there will be more good days than bad going forward. If you followed my NaNo posts last year (or two years ago?), I discovered … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Maintaining Creativity While Meeting Market Expectations with Fiona Tarr

I have enjoyed The Priestess Chronicles from the start with Call of the Druids (my review). Book Three has just come out, and I’ll post my review tomorrow. Meanwhile, Australian author Fiona Tarr has graciously offered a glimpse into her … Continue reading

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Rebelling Against National Novel Writing Month…Again

When I reviewed my National Novel Writing Month (NaNo) posts from last year, I had to laugh. The description, especially at the end of the month, is what I decided to do this year. The only difference is in making … Continue reading

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