Tag Archives: NaNoWriMo

Volunteer Work

I’m applying to the local fabric store as seasonal help to get us through the next few months and, hopefully, to have some money for Christmas. Even with hubby’s new job, money is very tight. I looked for proofreading or … Continue reading

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A Thousand Small Comforts

As I write this, I am ensconced on the ugly couch, my feet on a footstool so that there is room for my laptop to sit comfortably. It’s not easy to get in and out of this spot, so I … Continue reading

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Getting It All Out

As I grow as an author, I struggle with the difference between bad habits and personal idiosyncrasies. I’ve read the chastising advice that a professional writer should be able to work in spite of distractions, interruptions, and other impediments. Yet … Continue reading

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It Wouldn’t Be That Way

But first, a quick update: Writing is happening, but it’s mostly finishing up The Flip of a Coin instead of working on The Turn of a Phrase, which is my NaNoWriMo project. I am not going to win NaNoWriMo this year, but … Continue reading

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Screaming Into the Void

My NaNoWriMo word count is 2,234. That used to be my daily average, but that’s all I wrote for that story in the first half of the month. I’m not giving up. In past years I’ve been better prepared and … Continue reading

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Luxury of the Mind

A few years ago, NaNoWriMo was complicated by an emergency trip from Vermont to North Carolina because my father was going to have yet another heart surgery, and we were afraid he wasn’t going to pull through. (He did, thankfully, … Continue reading

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My Spot

By necessity, there are three desks in our living/dining room, and only one love seat in front of the TV. Although my spot isn’t as comfy as I’d like, it works for me. Mostly. A couple of months ago I … Continue reading

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The IF in SciFi

I am constantly amazed at the insightful, well-informed, funny and ironic answers I get on my SciFi Question of the Day. Of course I get trolls, too, and the inevitable random “Hey! That’s not science fiction!” comment, but most of … Continue reading

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How Much

Writers are not the only professionals with “those” jobs. The kind of jobs that, if you need to take time off for illness, vacation, family emergency or whatever, your work simply continues to pile up. It almost makes me miss … Continue reading

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Interruptions

I once took a test for a job where we had a set of written instructions to follow (simple stuff, like turn to page 93 and copy the first sentence in this blank) while a recording played that interrupted us … Continue reading

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