What I learned in 2012

It’s the last day of 2012. I’ve learned many things over the year, too many to really list, but here are the highlights: Life 1. Stop Crying People who have already raised children have been quick to offer advice about how to deal with temper tantrums. The one that I heard most often and used…

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End and Begin

Though NaNoWriMo is a challenge to obtain a certain word count in a limited time frame, to me it was much more than that. *Cue sappy music* I won not because my fingers hit so many keys to create a set number of separated letter groups. No, I won because I forged friendships I would’ve…

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Spotify

I decided to join Spotify some time back, but I never really paid much attention to how wonderful a product it actually is. I love music, dance constantly around my living room with my daughter, and have been looking for a decent playlist making system. Well hello! Spotify is great for making a playlist. And…

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Victory

I reached 50K. I danced. I celebrated. I patted myself on the back at my great accomplishment. After that, I started thinking about what I had written thus far and realized I didn’t like a character I had chosen to throw in because I didn’t know how to get rid of her and she kept…

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Halfway

I have heard of writer’s block. A couple of my critique partners have told me they have it. A nasty thing from the sounds of it. Writer’s block isn’t something I’ve struggled with. Probably because I’m a pantser and my story has been bumbling around in my head for 15 years, scratching and clawing its…

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The Cave

I had tried starting out NaNoWriMo by rewriting the beginning of RotT, just as an experiment to see how it compared. I found that I wasn’t very inspired and dropped that idea 700 words into it. I had already written about 20k worth of content towards RotT prior to November’s start, which doesn’t count towards…

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TMinus

NaNoWriMo commences in T Minus 66 minutes. I have meeted *cough*(yes, I know met is the proper term)*cough* and greeted eleven other local participants and it was an interesting mix of veterans and newbies. From all walks of life, we converged in a pizza parlor with one passion shared among us. Writing. I took my…

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When Critiquing

Your credentials don’t matter. You may read an average of 900 books a year, or you may have just discovered the joy of the written word this past week. Regardless of your reading history, it doesn’t matter. Because I don’t care. If I want to know what books or authors you have or have not…

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NaNoWriMo

Oh dear. What have I done? Was I crazy? I haven’t finished editing my first book. I’ve dedicated myself to critiquing. I have a child and husband at home. And now… I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month has one goal. Write a novel, at least 50k words, within thirty days – November…

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