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Nano Check In: Week 2

Good news: my highly detailed outline and plotting is paying off. I'm about 2 days ahead of schedule, and crossed 30,000 words in my writing session this evening. Bad news: I have about 5,000 words left. Good news: Which means I stand a good chance of "finishing" this story before the end of the month.… Continue reading Nano Check In: Week 2

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A Nano-sized Plan for Nano

I confess, I'm still not feeling like my "normal" author self. Last year I worked on an edit of Shadow's End, which is the story currently being serialized on my Patreon (You can read the first chapter for free, and get access to future chapters as well as three other books for just $1/month). I… Continue reading A Nano-sized Plan for Nano

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Nanowrimo Checklist

It's that time of year, when we begin stockpiling paper, sharpening our pencils, greasing up the typewriters and investing in an extra harddrive or cloud space for our computers: that's right, it's Nanowrimo season. Technically, this is just "Prep-tober", but I say the season starts early. For me, it used to start in August, but… Continue reading Nanowrimo Checklist

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Ok, I Lied.

I wasn't going to do it. I was actively talking myself out of it. But I had to log in anyway to change my home region, and...well, one thing led to another and now I'm signed up for Nanowrimo. I'm rebelling this year (is anyone surprised? I feel like I do that every year) and… Continue reading Ok, I Lied.

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Not Nano

If you've been here a couple of years, you've probably noticed something missing from my blog the past couple of months (besides me): Nanowrimo prep. Usually I would have started my Nano Training Camp in September, working up to to the 1667 necessary in daily words to finish a novel in a month. However, the… Continue reading Not Nano

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Rules for Nanowrimo

Don't delete. Know where the story is going, even if you don't know how it's going to get there (yet) When in doubt, take a nap. It doesn't count as procrastinating if you're working through plot snags while you do it. Cookies are brain food. Have a cookie. Nothing gets words written faster than BIC… Continue reading Rules for Nanowrimo

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Nanowrimo Survival Kit

In all the years I've been doing Nanowrimo, I don't know how I managed to not make a post about my survival kit. I think I even remember drafting one before, but maybe it got rolled into a previous Boot Camp post, and it's not coming up in my search. Oh, well. Time to start… Continue reading Nanowrimo Survival Kit

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Nano Boot Camp: Wrap up

It's October 30. Only one more day until the kick off. There can't possibly be more prep work, right? Wrong! For today and tomorrow, write 1500 words each day. Physically clear off your desk. Put away the junk. Check your stock of pencils, notebooks, and flash drives. Run any necessary maintenance tasks on your computer,… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp: Wrap up

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Nano Boot Camp: Week 7

We're almost there! Just two more weeks to go. Write 1200 words per day--at least 60% needs to be geared toward your nano novel. See last week's post if you need ideas. Write 7 days per week Finish outlining Create your playlist, organize your netflix queue and TBR shelf. Make sure you have the tools… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp: Week 7

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Nano Boot Camp: Week 6

Up to this point, we've been taking it relatively easy. From here on out, however, we're going to concentrate solely on our Nanowrimo projects. Use this week to wrap up any creative loose ends. Finish any ongoing projects, and clear off your desk. Write 1000 words per day--at least 30% needs to be focused on… Continue reading Nano Boot Camp: Week 6