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Downtime and update

You might have noticed that the site has had some downtime lately – there were some technical issues there. But it’s back now, and what’s better, mobile-enabled too! Can you handle the excitement? I can’t. I don’t have a smartphone. If you do have a smartphone and run into problems…

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Awards and more word tracker themes

I’ve been very remiss in updating this site with all my news – and I do have some! The lovely Cate gave me a “Written Acts of Kindness” award for my word meter and trackers, which put a big smile on my face. Look at it, it’s so pretty! Thanks a…

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Out with the old…

As you may have noticed – brand new site! Well, almost new. I just haven’t managed to update this blog very quickly. But then, I haven’t updated it at all for months, so it probably doesn’t matter. NaNoWriMo is fast approaching again, so expect some updated spreadsheets for 2012 soon!…

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Book covers!

I’ve discovered the joy of making book covers and, typically, got quite carried away with it. I have a request thread going over on the NaNo forums and it’s had a pretty good response. I also made some blank covers, “adoptables” if you will, some of which are still up…

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What I Learned From Video Games…

It’s been almost two months since my last post, and there are reasons – we’ve had snow, half the country ground to a standstill, the internet connection got very erratic, there was Christmas, and finally, I ended up playing a lot of Knights of the Old Republic. If you don’t…

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The final week!

I visited friends over the weekend, so the only writing I got done was on the train there and back. Still, I’m creeping towards the finish line. 46262 / 50000 (92.52%) That won’t complete my novel. I’ve barely gotten started with the actual storyline, in fact. I’m pretty sure that…

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NaNo characters

I fell into a bit of a slump two days ago, only managing 400 words for the entire day. My plot had gotten away from me, and I had to get it back. The idea that may well have saved the whole book came to me while drying my hair,…

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The Mercenary, and more NaNo progress

Still on-track, and having more and more fun with my story. I have a feeling that a lot of this stuff will be cut during editing; I doubt that an in-depth description of the party that my characters are currently attending is very vital to the plot. Or relevant at…

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Ten ways to procrastinate on NaNoWriMo

For a miracle, I’m actually well ahead of my target word count at the moment. 21,802 / 50,000 (43.6%) Don’t let that fool you, though. It doesn’t mean that I spend the whole day writing. It’s just that I don’t have a job, or anything else I need to be…

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Some tips for starting a scene, chapter – or novel!

Five days in! How are we doing? Any major plot derailment yet? 9,186 / 50,000 (18.37%) I’m on track for now, but sometimes, it’s really hard to get going. Sometimes, you find yourself staring at a blank sheet of paper, or a blank document, and the words just won’t come.…

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NaNoWriMo resources, part 2: Motivation!

It’s the eve of Halloween, which means that we’re right on November’s doorstep – a scary thought if ever there was one, right? Having all the tools and programs you need for writing is one thing. The other thing is… do you know how you’re going to get through November…

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NaNoWriMo resources, part 1: Writing tools

I thought I’d make a list of things that might come in useful during November, for inspiration, motivation, or just to make the process of writing easier. There are, as it turns out, quite a lot of useful things out there, so there will be two parts to this. I’ll…

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