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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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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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Things That Make Me Smile No. 227: I Dare You…

This is a little different from my usual smiles, but we’re heading into NaNo season at a swift pace. (National Novel Writing Month starts in November with prep in October.) The quarantine has been a struggle for many creatives who … Continue reading

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