Preparation (for NaNo) and Revision (to Goals)

It may seem ludicrous to consider participating in National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNo, NaNoWriMo, or just November to the rest of the world) when I’ve had to cut back to posting here only once a month, but I’m doing […]

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Writing Conventions: Adventures with Baby

Conventions become an altogether different experience with a baby, I am here to tell you. Last month, I did ReaderCon with a nine-month-old. Things I did right: Brought a good stroller. This was totally by accident, but I ended up […]

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Goals Check In: 2018, Halfway

Goals Check In: 2018, Halfway

For a recap: you can find my original 2018 goals post here and my first quarter check-in here. So now that we’ve gotten that out of the way . . . 2018 is half done! Which is not quite as […]

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Done Doesn’t Actually Mean “Done”

Done Doesn’t Actually Mean “Done”

So you’re done. You finished your novel – edited, received feedback, revised. You’ve polished it to within an inch of it’s life and made it as good as you can. If you never see it again, it will be too […]

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Done: An Exercise in Letting Go

Done: An Exercise in Letting Go

Done is such a weird feeling. I finished typing The Damn Novel. Someone asked me about it, then suggested it might be Spirited Away in noir, or Neverwhere in Tokyo. I’m not convinced the comparisons are apt, but I love […]

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Fear of New Beginnings

Fear of New Beginnings

Is there a term for the fear of new beginnings? Or perhaps it’s more a fear of endings. (I just finished reading Carrie Jones’s Need* series, in which the main character “collects” phobias and recites them when nervous or scared.) […]

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