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The NaNoWriMo Approacheth!

I know for most of you, November seems like a lifetime away. Here we are, in the midst of the hottest summer any of us have every experienced (or so I assume), and it feels like we will never hit fall, much less winter. But we dream of November almost daily and think of it […]

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>Post NaNoWriMo Plans

>Now that the frenzy of NaNoWriMo is over, most people like to breathe, take a step back, and then delve into revision everything that they’ve just spewed out over the course of November. For me, while Bracken may one day become his own novel, nanowrimo was more the process of understand Bracken’s backstory so that […]

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>And it’s official

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>NaNoWriMo: the home stretch

>Well, friends, I’ve got 47182 words to my name this month, which means I have less than two days to crank out the remaining 2818. Impossible? I think not. The best part is, I’m in the last chapter of my novel. THe worst part? I changed a lot of characters these past few days and […]

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>week 4 of NaNoWriMo

>My main character may have the power to see the future, but I sure don’t. Here’s some recent story developments that I totally didn’t see coming: The wallet that was empty and did not carry the mark of SupermanThe Pact of the Pop-TartThe Skirt in the girls’ locker room that was not AnalieseTwo trips to […]

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>Week 3 of NaNoWriMo

>Into week three and now only four thousand words behind. What with some new characters I didn’t see coming, an interesting rivalry between the surfers and the basketball players (I’m siding with the surfers, of course), and Analiese’s new boyfriend Mercer (I know, you can tell from the name he’s a jerk), things are starting […]

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>week 2 of NaNoWriMo

>I hate to admit it, but I’m not doing so hot this year. I’m a week behind in writing (I’d have to write 8k tonight to be on the right track, and that’s not happening) and Bracken’s not being the great character driving force that my plot needs right now. He kind of just letting […]

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>NaNoWriMo update–meet Jamison, the chauffer

>”The cars were still lined up in their pristine condition—a 2000 Cadillac Eldorado taking the place of the wrecked Porsche, but every other vehicle still the same. Mr. Jamison still lived above the garage and polished the cars each day without fail, even in the middle of winter. Mr. Jamison kept mostly to himself; sometimes […]

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>First post during NaNoWriMo 2010

>Well, fellow writers, November is now upon us, and the writing frenzy is begun. Last night’s writing party was very successful (in my opinion). I managed to crank out 1500 words, although who knows how terrible they may sound now in the daylight. Since I know my characters pretty well (although, who of us, even […]

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>Teaser Two!

>One of my failed attempts to start this story. I got stuck here and realized that it was not going in the right direction. Bracken Carnegie. Not much thought went into that name. Bracken, a type of fern. Also the name of my mother’s grandfather, who was a lord of something or other in England. […]

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