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The Second NaNo 2018 Progress Report (With Signs of Hope, Thoughts on Process, and Short Excerpts)

The rewrite idea is working both for and against me, but if the good days overcome the bad ones, I might still squeak out a win. I’m still way in the negative, but I have more words than I am … Continue reading

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The First NaNo 2018 Progress Report (Hint: It’s a Chaotic Mess)

I knew this year’s NaNo would be a rough one. Since 2004, I have participated and won every year. 2018 might be the first time that changes because of things out of my control. It isn’t stopping me from trying, … Continue reading

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The Fifth NaNo 2017 Progress Report: Wrap-Up

See all my NaNo 2017 posts. Last week I talked about how the National Novel Writing Month challenge (NaNo) had worked for me. The true chaos of it stood out as the main theme. I also mentioned maybe shifting some … Continue reading

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The Fourth NaNo 2017 Progress Report: Endings

It’s been an interesting month for sure. Like many creatives, this year was not a very productive one, and I started November without much hope, having written a fraction of what I normally do each year. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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The Third NaNo 2017 Progress Report: Distractions

Consistency hasn’t really been a thing this year, but I have managed to write–something–every day. I did a little better on average, I think, but managed to burn through a good bit of my cushion this week, then raised it … Continue reading

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