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Unfulfilled Promises

Once again, I eagerly signed up for a task. This time it snow shoveling. Once again, tired and bored, I had not fulfilled my promise. My mother, washing dishes at our sink in Fairport, New York, wears a vivid red, … Continue reading

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Point-of-View, Scenes, and Events; Oh My

For the past two weeks I’ve been saying, “I just have eight scenes left to write.” Every day I write, and every day I look over what’s left and I say, “just eight more.”  What is happening here? How can … Continue reading

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End of NaNoWriMo – Return to Life Balance

  As the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) winds down today, I’ll share a few closing thoughts. Let me start by saying, I’m going to miss November. It was wonderful to have the pressure of hitting 50,000 words. I loved … Continue reading

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Reaching the NaNoWriMo Summit

Something very unexpected has happened during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  It started last week, when in the throes of illness I dragged myself to my keyboard and lived vicariously through my characters.  My word count climbed, perhaps not as … Continue reading

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Wkly Brief – Elevator Music

It’s hard enough to give yourself NaNoWriMo pep talks when you healthy, but add a dose of illness and it is easy to succumb to fears and negative reinforcement. That is exactly what has been happening during the past five … Continue reading

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