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NaNo Day 7, Part 2

Today, I took part in my first group write-in ever. In all the years I’d done this, I was solitary. Kinda like my friend Leon here. But there is strength in numbers. There is good in getting together with others who are going through what you’re going through. And they managed to get me through […]

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NaNo Day 7

I’ve now written for seven days straight! That’s the longest streak I’ve had for a while. Hoping I can keep it up even after this month is over. I’ve written another 1,106 words, pushing me over 12k and still ahead of the curve, but not by much. I’m hoping to have another two sessions at […]

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NaNo Day 6

For the first time in a few days, I felt reluctant to write. But I sat down and did it anyway, which is basically half the battle. I told myself I could just write five hundred words today. One of the advantages of being a day ahead in word count is I can have an […]

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10K!

I made it! 20% done! And amazingly still going strong. And while I napped today, I came up with another idea for the novel. Again, I will post it after my writing for those who are interested in following the process more than the words. But for those just along for the ride, here are […]

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NaNo Day 5

Somehow I’m still managing to bang out words without feeling like it’s a struggle. I know from past NaNo experience that it’s to be expected. Week 1, we’re riding high. Our characters are doing what they’re supposed to and everything is making sense. But then week 2, where you start hitting the middle of the […]

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NaNo Day 4, Part 2

I’m drawing close to 10k, hoping to hit it tomorrow. The writing is still going easier than I expect, as long as I manage to come up with the next scene in my mind before I sit down again. I managed another 1k tonight, bringing me to 8,144 words. _________________________ ‚ÄúThis is some crazy, next-level […]

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NaNo Day 4

Managed to take my mind off the election long enough to get some writing done. Cleared 7K! If you’ve been following along, you will notice I changed Leon’s last name. While Leon Hart was cool, I think it was a little too cutesy, and someone who likes to disappear would probably pick something a little […]

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NaNo, Day 3

Day Three and just passed the 6K mark! After working out a new beat sheet, I also had to update the logline of the novel. The new one: On the verge of choosing to end his life, Leon, an immortal from the lost city of Atlantis, must investigate a murder committed by Jack, a fellow […]

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Consulting the Road Map

Ten percent done, several changes already have popped up in my plotting, and so it’s time to revisit the beat sheet. Just as if I were traveling cross-country and chose to take a different route, I’d want to make sure I was planning the rest of the trip properly. And who knows, there may be […]

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Nano Day 2, Part 3

Managed another burst of 1,000 words, pushing me just a smidge over 5,000. 10% done! Nothing much to add regarding the process, other than having come up with the twist I mentioned earlier, I’m seeing a lot more potential to this story than I did even yesterday. I just need to make sure the excitement […]