Tag Archives: #ROW80

Quickie

Just a quick ROW80 update this week! Most days were good… I finished a short story, added to the hand-written novel, then edited and submitted the short story in time for the contest deadline. I have to wait until the … Continue reading

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Cephalosomething

A short time ago, I looked at the entropy section of this site where I list the stories I’m working on. I was disturbed by the fact that there are several which are dear to me, but have been sitting … Continue reading

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No Word Count

A new year and a new Round of Words in 80 Days! I am trying something new this round. I’m working on a novel, and I’m writing it by hand. Although I usually type my stories straight into MS Word, … 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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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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Pondering NaNoWriMo

ROW80 goals? Cruising by on the minimum. Preparing to ramp up for the fourth round. My eyes are bigger than my stomach. I’ve learned to deal with this, and I’m now OK with throwing away food instead of stuffing it … Continue reading

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Sick Week

The nice thing about a career as a writer is that I manage my own time. If the family needs me, or I have functions to attend, I can rearrange my schedule to accommodate it. The downside is that, if … Continue reading

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