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In defense of NaNoWriMo

October 28, 2015

I know, I know, I know. Another damn blog post about National Novel Writing Month you ask? Enough already! It’s all been said. All been written. It’s like blogging a dead horse. Tough noogies. I LOVE NANOWRIMO! There. I’m out… Not that anyone didn’t already know that about me. Hell, three of my four published […]

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Can I axe you a question?

January 8, 2014

So, I don’t want to take anything for granite, but let me axe you a question. I shutter to think what your answer may be, but I’m a gluten for punishment. You may know I’ve been writing a book or three or four. I’ve published two with more in the wings. To peak your interest, […]

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How do you measure a year?

January 18, 2013

365 days, 52 weeks, 12 months. One trip around the sun. 135,000 words of fiction. One third place finish in a short story contest. Two NaNoWriMos won. Three blog awards. One Red Hot Chili Peppers concert. 134 bottles of red wine (or so). One novel finished. Four new short stories. One Batman cookie jar. 19 […]

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Crack that WIP

November 24, 2012

In the home stretch of NaNoWriMo and feeling the burn (in my fingertips). For anyone who needs a little NaNo pick me up – a little Devo NaNo Fight Song – retitled by moi. CRACK THAT WIP  

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All nano’s eve

October 30, 2012

October 31. Halloween. All Hallows Eve. The precursor to All Saints Day and All Souls Day. No matter what you call it, kids from two to ninety-two will be dressing up in the best costumes and trying to frighten the pants of you. But you know what? They don’t scare me. Because Halloween represents something […]

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Query me this

September 19, 2012

Writing a novel was easy in comparison to the query. That baby may be the death of me. When writing a novel you aren’t limited by word counts or pages. You can say what you need, be verbose and have ten line run-on sentences, write pages of exposition and introspection and detailed settings and just […]

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Camp is my bitch

September 13, 2012

Well, I got to the end of Camp NaNoWriMo and met all of my goals. And of course, met the big goal, the one I didn’t think I could meet during a normal month, let alone the month after receiving soul crushing news. By getting to the end of camp and making the goal of […]

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Hello Mudder. Hello Fadder. Here I am at. Camp NaNoWriMo

August 19, 2012

Anyone who’s taken part in Camp NaNoWriMo knows the plan. Write 50,000 words in one short month. A first draft of a fully formed novel in thirty days. Of course in August, we get an extra twenty four hours. So we got it easy. Don’t worry, I’ve not become an outdoorsy tent-loving fire-building survivalist. It’s […]

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What’s in a name?

June 10, 2012

My friend J. Scott Sharp asked me to be a guest on his blog today. Such a brave man, don’t you think? I wrote about the process, if there is one, for naming my characters. Please stop by his place and check it out! And you all know what to do then, right? Yes, leave […]

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If you believe in peanut butter – and chocolate!

April 11, 2012

There is a common thread in blog posts I’ve read this week. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Why? Hell if I know. But hey, why not join in on the yummy fun? These delightful saucers of deliciousness are imprinted in my memories for as far back as I can remember. From the often corny ‘70s ads […]

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Lucky seven – will you play with me?

April 8, 2012

Jase Rosenburg, the Resurrected Writer, was sweet enough to tag me in a game of Lucky Seven. Don’t worry, it didn’t hurt. He was very gentle. Here are the rules (yes, more rules): Go to page 7 or 77 in your current manuscript. Go to line 7. Copy down the next 7 lines/sentences as they […]

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