Monthly Archives: November 2012

Steampunk Midweek Motivation

I’ve posted this one before but it’s still a good one.


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Nanowrimo Day 6

Right now, I hate everything and everyone. I might change my mind tomorrow.

Today’s words: 78
Total words written: 10,012

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Nanowrimo Day 5

I know I did stuff today. I really, really did. It just doesn’t feel like it.

I finished typing in the stuff I did this weekend. I added a tab to the top of the blog that has the books I’ve written and where they’re currently offered for sale. I tracked down my final drafts of everything so I can re-format them and get them up for Kobo.

What didn’t I do? I didn’t write anything new today. I didn’t get the family drama handled to my satisfaction. I didn’t work out the way I wanted to.

I think it’s time for some lavender tea and a bath. Maybe I’ll feel better and in less of a funk. And maybe I can get some more of the story written before bed.

Words written today: 7892
Total words written: 9934

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NaNoWriMo Days 2,3 and 4

Ya know, as my kids get older, the busier they get which means I get turned into a taxi service on the weekends. I’ve spent the last 3 days driving around like a mad person from church events to school events to appointments for head shots (my son is acting) to football parties. We actually were able to stay home for long enough to make some homemade mozzarella cheese. My writing was done in notebooks with a pen this weekend and I’m actually in the middle of transcribing the notebooks onto the computer. Alas, it’s almost 3am and I’m having difficulty reading what I’ve written.

So, it’s time to call it a night and get some work done tomorrow. Provided, that is, that I don’t get a call back from my “day job” and get sent out to New York to help our clients recover from Hurricane Sandy. And sometime this week, I have to get the spices so I can make pumpkin pie cheesecake.

Today’s word count (typed): 972
Total word count (typed) 2042

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Nanowrimo: Day 1

I have to say, it’s harder getting started this year than it was last year. I can’t say exactly why, just that I’m not feeling the enthusiasm I was last year. Of course, last year, I was coming off a very successful writing convention and doing it with my best friend. I missed the convention this year and my best friend is currently shivering on Long Island, hoping they get her power back on soon.

So, I don’t know, getting back into the swing of writing regularly (which I got out of over the summer) is going to take some time.

Words written today: 1,070
Total words written: 1,070

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Nanowrimo – The Beginning

Boy, have I been busy! I have 4 blog posts half-written about what’s been going on in my life but I haven’t had much of a chance to work on them recently.

However, I am making time for something that was awesome and fun that I did last year; NaNoWriMo.

At one point in the last month, as I was jotting down ideas for what I wanted to do for NaNo this year, I was informed that serious writers don’t do NaNoWriMo. Well, excuse me, but I think they do. In fact, some of the more serious authors I’ve met do NaNoWriMo every month. In November, they’re just doing it with everybody else.

So, what’s my plan for this years NaNoWriMo? I’m doing a collection of short stories based on different fairy tales. The first one is based on Sleeping Beauty and is called The Dreaming Tower. This is, in fact, a sequel to Stained Glass Forest (which is currently available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble in ebook format).

I plan to update my blog as close to daily on my progress and share snippets of the really good stuff.

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