Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

On Publishing and Rejuvenation

So Diving In came out this summer. It was a great feeling, to finally see this book that I worked on for almost a year finally out there in the hands of the readers. I thought, I better get a start on the third book so I can get it out next year! And this […]

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NaNoWriMo 2012: The End of the Road

That’s right, folks. I wrote 50,000 words in one month. I dedicated all of November to writing out my second Grover Cleveland novel, no matter how bad it sounded in type. It was certainly a bumpy road. There were some days when I would write over four thousand words, and some days when I couldn’t […]

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NaNoWriMo 2012: The Halfway Point

We are officially halfway through November, and that means, naturally, we’re halfway through NaNoWriMo. Things are continuing to go well for me. I’m 2k words ahead and plan to keep it that way. I had little bit of a struggle over the weekend to get in my wordcount, mostly because I was at my parents’ […]

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NaNoWriMo 2012: The Plot Thickens

We are now a week into NaNoWriMo, and so far I am pleasantly surprised with myself. I got together with some writer friends on Halloween to usher in the new month. They must have inspired me a lot, becauseĀ I started out strong with over 1500 words in the first hour and a half of November […]

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NaNoWriMo 2012

It’s Halloween, and tonight I’ll be dressing up as an author. Haha. That’s a joke, because I really am an author. Tonight we ring in the craziness that is NaNoWriMo. I’ve heard pros and cons concerning whether or not authors should bother with NaNoWriMo, and while I think both sides have merit, I’m opting to […]

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City of Orphans: update

So far my characters have been imprisoned, mocked, tortured, and chased out of one country and into another. Can things really get any worse? How about starting the story completely over and rewriting it from another point of view? Yeah, I just did that. Ah, we fickle writers. We can never make up our minds, […]

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Flamin’ Friday: Confessions

Confession number one: I missed two weeks of Flamin’ Friday posts. In case you didn’t notice. I kept putting off writing my posts, until Saturday arrived adn I realized I hadn’t written anything. I decided to let these dates slip past rather than scramble to put something together. Confession number two: I did not finish […]

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Flamin’ Friday: the series/welcome to NaNoWriMo!

So here I am, writing a blog post about NaNoWriMo instead of actually writing on my nano novel. Yes, readers, procrastination abounds when it comes to writing. I’m usually great at getting things done, but when it comes to the thing I enjoy the most, I put it off like…I don’t know…a stripper puts off […]

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Flamin’ Friday: Mark and Luke Carmichael

November is quickly approaching, and I’m nowhere near ready for it! I’m supposed to be finishing up my most recent draft of Into the Flames as we speak and getting ready to launch into it’s companion book for NaNoWriMo (that National Novel Writing Month, for those of you not in the know). This companion book […]

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September, Fridays, and Flames

It’s the second day of September, my favorite month of the year. And that’s right, fellow readers! Next week will be our very first Flaming Friday! You didn’t forget about it, did you? I know I haven’t. I’m ready to give you more information than you ever wanted to know about Rahab and her world. […]

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