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On Why I’m Not Doing NaNo This Year

Long time no post!  Like, really long time.  Oops?  As it turns out, I find talking about my writing not very interesting, so this blog died a little bit.  But fear not (unless you’re afraid of zombies), for it is … Continue reading

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Novel Notes Organization

So, I’m currently doing some world-building and general planning for a draft of a novel that I’m going to be starting in March.  Unlike my normal “get a two sentence idea and then write 100k of bullshit on it” approach, … Continue reading

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My History with 50kDayOne

A little less than five years ago, I found myself starting NaNoWriMo as an ML for a newly created region.  I was excited, and determined that this would be the year that I would finally win, but my first two … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2014 Plans

This year, I’m undertaking one of my most hallowed NaNo traditions early:  I’m changing the story that I’m working on. Every year since 2010 (including 2010), I have come up with a story idea during November and then switched to … Continue reading

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NaNo Rewards – The New Idea

Every year for NaNo, as part of my strategy to keep myself motivated throughout the month, I figure up a couple of rewards for myself at a few milestones.  I’ve played with the idea some, going from months for percentage … Continue reading

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NaNoWrimo the Next: 2014 Edition

This year will mark my eighth foray into the wild world of NaNoWriMo, and it will be my sixth year as an ML.  The latter is more incredible to me, as it really does not seem like it has been … Continue reading

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Project Euler – Problem Solving Programs!

So, a few months ago, I stumbled across/was linked to a rather interesting site called Project Euler.  It’s a rather simple idea (that you can go read for yourself), in which they present a whole bunch of problems for you … Continue reading

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A Writing Status Update

Well, I blinked and now it’s almost July.  Funny how that happens, isn’t it? July is this year’s second CampNaNo, one that I will not be participating in.  I think (but don’t quote me on it) that most years I … Continue reading

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April CampNaNo Retrospective

Yes, I realize that this is a few days late, considering that it’s already the 3rd of May.  Then again, judging by the frequency with which I update this blog nowadays, it could easily be June before I finally got … Continue reading

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The Stories We Tell Matter

I’ve not been writing much recently.  In fact, if we’re being honest (and come, let us be completely honest here if nowhere else), I’ve not written any this year, at least not yet. And yet, stories have been on my … Continue reading

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