Hello December, you last month of the decade you!

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Oh boy, November flew by. So fast, indeed, that I almost allowed myself to forget about failing at Nanowrimo… almost. But we’re moving forward into December! Alas, what with winterizing and moving out of the RV, moving into our new apartment, a trip to Austin, family in town for Thanksgiving, and my ever-persistent self-sabotage and lack of discipline, I did not win Nanowrimo this year. Not even close. A far cry from 50k with my 10,808 words, but hey, those are ten thousand words I wouldn’t have otherwise. And, I’ve finally decided on my first writing project, after changing up my plan and outline about 13 times over the course of the week and a half I was actually really trying for Nanowrimo — I’m committing to writing a […]

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“Are you scared?”

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“Are you scared?” “Are you scared?” After he asked me the question Thursday night, Reid’s voice echoed inside my head. And my gut reaction instantly was to nod my head “yes” and let the tears flow. *** I don’t even remember the first part of our conversation leading up to that question right now, just that my perception of it was clouded by how freaked out I was getting that NaNoWriMo started the next day. Reid, noticing my impending distress, took off his headset, set down the Xbox controller, and came to sit next to me on the couch. Wrapping his arms around me, he asked an honest and insightful question that maybe only someone who knows me so well could. “Are you scared?” And holy moly, am I […]

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couch to 2.9k (or how I’m prepping for nanowrimo)

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You know how there’s the couch to 5k program for runners? Well, once I decided that I will be participating in NaNoWriMo 2019, I came up with the idea to do a training program of sorts for myself. Lest you think I’d ever consider running distances of any length, let me quickly explain. Looking ahead to November for National Novel Writing Month, which entails thousands of participants signing up for the crazy feat of writing a novel first draft in 30 days, their minimum word count requirement to “win” or successfully complete the NaNoWriMo challenge is 50,000 words. Because I focus on writing full-time, versus having to write in free-time after a day job like many NaNoWriMo participants, I figure I should shoot for more words since I can write for greater […]

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