On Winning NaNoWriMo 2011, & Why I’ve Been Too Afraid To Blog

As you may notice if you scroll down, there was a huge, inexplicable gap in blog entries beginning around the time I announced that I would, in fact, be partaking in NaNoWriMo this year. A lot of it had to do with planning the novel in question. I had hoped to document my pre-novel process, […]

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NaNoWriMo ’11 Prep

It’s fifteen days until the commencement of NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month — and I am in full-on preparatory mode. As mentioned in a past post from September, I was on the fence about joining this year. Awful things seem to happen whenever I attempt NaNoWriMo. What if I break out in adult acne […]

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To NaNo, Or Not To NaNo

(Shakespeare reference has absolutely nothing to do with the fact my copy of So Silver Bright is presently sitting on my coffee table, waiting to be read.) Ooh, pretty graphic. Who made it? No idea. Let me know if you know! This is really just a short post to ramble. How are those two concepts […]

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Camp NaNoWriMo Report #2

So, this is a sorta embarrassing post. For my second NaNoWriMo in a row, Stressful Real Life Things have ruined my routine. In the case of last November, the Stressful Real Life Thing (or SRLT) occurred towards the beginning of the month, and I was never able to get back on track. In the case […]

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Camp NaNoWriMo Report #1

Note: If you have never heard of NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month—please refer to this website. Or here. Or even here. Another note: I had intended to post this much sooner–it’s been written for almost a week now–but forgot to. Oops. I haven’t mentioned Camp NaNoWriMo yet because when I signed up for the August session […]

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Building a Novel Soundtrack

With the majority of my projects, the “soundtrack” comes to me pretty quickly. Usually I just pick songs I think remind me of the tone and subject matter, or of a particular character, and throw it in there. My current project has been in the works for three years now. It was the first novel […]

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Road Trip Wednesday #91

Has it really been over a month since I last updated my blog? Where the heck have I been, in a time machine or something? D: Okay, okay, let’s fix this … YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday is a weekly prompt for young adult bloggers. They supply a topic, you answer on your own blog […]

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