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Echoes, Day 1

Today, I start revisions on my novel from 2006. Or I should say, I start analyzing it to see if it deserves revision or complete restructuring. Today won’t be about writing as much as it will be about reading. I will spend the day going through the novel, seeing what works, what doesn’t work, what […]

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What Now?

So, NaNoWriMo is over. A HUGE thank you to every one of you that encouraged me to keep going. I made it to the finish line. I had my celebratory sparkling wine. I marveled over my winner’s certificate. So, what’s next? Obviously, I will need to revise the novel, but not yet. I need to […]

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50K!

I did it. I managed to write 50,000 words towards a novel for the first time since 2007. Yes, it’s mostly horrible. Yes, there are parts that make no sense, but yes, I have words that I can hand to Editor Jackson to do something with them. Best of all, I managed to institute a […]

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NaNo Day 29, Part 2

I’m on the home stretch now. 900 words stand between me and victory. My lightbulb of ideas (and candy) is almost completely depleted. I found two more areas that could use a little more expansion. The question is now, where do I add the last 900 words? It’s okay. I am going to sleep on […]

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NaNo Day 29

Another 1,026 words this morning, less than 2,000 to go. But they are becoming harder and harder the closer I get to the end. Having already written the ending, I’m having to go back to other parts of the story. And this has shown me, that as the story currently stands, it does not have […]

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NaNo Day 28

Today is a day of good news and bad news. The good news is I wrote the two words “THE END” today. The bad news is they were words 47,000 and 47,001. I still have three thousand words to go, but no more forward story left. I will have to see where I can fill […]

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NaNo Day 27

I hit 45k this morning, but I am definitely running out of gas. It’s amazing to think that the last 5,000 words are actually harder than the first. But I guess it makes sense. The first part of the race, you’re full of energy, excited for the challenge ahead. But the last bit of the […]

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NaNo Day 26, Part 2

I have hit 44,000 words, and I have also hit the end of the climax. Everything is downhill from here. Do I have 6,000 words of denouement? I don’t know, but I guess we’ll find out. But if I run out of story, I can always revisit some areas of the novel that could use […]

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NaNo Day 26

“A novelist is someone who remembers events that never happened.” -Jackson Tejada Came up with that thought as I woke up this morning. Checked the internet and it appears no one has ever said that before. So, that’s my quote. Cite me if you ever use it. The reason that quote popped into my head […]

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NaNo Day 25, Part 2

42,059 words written, less than 8,000 to go. I think I may have misjudged my ending and may end the story before I hit 50,000. But that’s okay. If that happens, I will just think of other parts of the story that need beefing up and start writing those out. So far, this has been […]