Category Archives: Writing

How Bad is Your First Draft?

My continuing process of what to keep and what to let go, what to work on and what to toss, has brought me full circle back to writing.  I’ve heard it said that if you are a writer you live … Continue reading

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New Year Musings and Goals

2013, 2013, 2013…..I feel excited about the New Year.  New possibilities, new directions, new goals: what does life have in store for me in 2013, where will my muse lead me in 2013: when, how, why and most importantly What … Continue reading

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Update: Na No:Characters & more

Some of you might wonder what happened to the 25,000-plus-words-Na No-challenge-novel I wrote in October.  Well, I have been busy trying to bring into focus the characters, especially children, in my novel. Read this old book from my great-aunt’s belongings … Continue reading

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Na No Wri: Made Goal

Made Goal:  25,132 words written during the month of October, 2012. Thanks for all the comments and encouragement this month.  I’ll write more on the weekend. Yeah!!  

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Na No Wri: Week 4 Results

Week 1:  5906 Words Week 2:  5438 Week 3:  5445 The long stretch into Week 4 of my version of the Na No Wri challenge… My goal:  25,000 words in 30 days + 1. WEEK 4 results: Date      … Continue reading

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Na No Writ:Week 3 Results

Week One:  5906 Words Week Two:  5438 Words October 21, 2012:  Week Three Results My version of Na No Wri Mo novel-writing challenge (25,000 words in 30 days). Date                        … Continue reading

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Na No Wri: Week Two Results

October 2012: Week Two Results My version of the Na No Wri Mo novel-writing challenge (25,000 words in 30 days) Date                           Word Count           … Continue reading

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Na No Wri: Week One Results

October 2012: Week One Results My Version of  the Na No Wri Mo novel-writing challenge. Date:                        Word Count:                          Comment October 1, 2012           822               Woke up from excitement way too early, 3:30 a.m. October 2nd                 683               Wrote same # of pages but wrote bigger OOPS! … Continue reading

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My version of Na No Wri Mo

Have you heard of the National Novel Writing Month challenge?  The goal and purpose are to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.  It’s about quantity over quality: get the words on the page.   According to the Wikipedia article, the … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation

“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart. One hundred years from now the world may be different because you were important in the life of a child.  Teachers are the heart of learning.” ~ early … Continue reading

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