Category Archives: Challenges

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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Post-NaNo 2019 Ruminations

This year has been rough, and I know I’m not the only one to feel that way. By the time NaNoWriMo (NaNo) rolled around, I had broken pretty much every pattern I used to keep moving forward and was a … Continue reading

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Making NaNo Work Around My Disability in 2019

I normally spend the month of November talking about NaNoWriMo or (inter)National Novel Writing Month (NaNo for short), and I may write about it a little or a lot. This year, we’re in the final week–rather the final days–and I … Continue reading

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The Post-NaNo 2018 Report (Some Thoughts on Challenges)

I’d love to tell you a miracle happened and I somehow managed to cross the 50k line and keep my streak going. It shouldn’t be a surprise it didn’t. There is some value, however, in letting this trend go. When … Continue reading

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The Fourth NaNo 2018 Progress Report (Pulling Victory from the Ashes with Short Excerpts)

Last week, I clung to the delusion of possibility like a raft in a vast ocean. This week, with four days remaining, I have conceded the battle. Even with the almost 7,500 words of my journal, I’m nowhere near the … Continue reading

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