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Writing Alone… November 2016

As days in October dwindled, I became anxious knowing I wasn’t doing the NanoWrimo challenge for the first time in four years. It was a sad realization, but I had a good reason for not doing it – I was … Continue reading

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NanoWrimo Inspires Once Again

After 29 days and fifty thousand words, the first draft of my new novel is safely stored on a C: drive, an external hard drive, and a flash drive – call me technologically  paranoid. And at the moment, brain drained … Continue reading

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A Novel Looking for a Purpose

Did anyone hear that sigh? That’s me – a novel frustrated by its lack of purpose in the world. I’m not feeling sorry for myself, but the potential ridicule (for being unworthy amongst a myriad of superior books) makes me … Continue reading

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First Novel – Completed… Finally

Iris has been uploaded to CreateSpace – my first novel will be a solid entity in a few weeks. A relief and a letdown. Saying good-bye to my characters is sad. Every morning for the past two years, my phone … Continue reading

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Writing with Effort Makes Reading A Pleasure

My third NaNoWriMo (30 days to write 50,000 words) is over and I did it – a new novel is born. The 2014 National Novel Writing Month  has been my least painful writing challenge (since I still have all my … Continue reading

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When will the Novel be Finished?

Missing the deadline to complete the second draft of my novel, I am disappointed in myself. But by exposing my failure to the world (or to the readers of this blog), I am hoping to shame myself into finishing. It’s … Continue reading

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Library Confession

The books stare down from the shelves inspiring and intimidating me at the same time. I think I hear them talking to me as well. “Write a novel or at least 50,000 words in the month of November,” the books … Continue reading

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