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Failed Novel to Graphic Novel

I have attempted Charlotte’s story in multiple novel drafts. I still haven’t found the perfect form, but the graphic novel was a great experiment. Choosing a medium was difficult, considering my attachment to charcoal and watercolor, plus the addition of copic markers. Here is my medium experiment. And some of my final panels. Advertisements

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Don’t Break the Fiction Writing Chain

I’ve written fiction every day for fourteen days in a row. The Don’t Break the Chain Calendar has been a useful motivation tool to keep track of my progress. There is also a dinosaur version here. I’ve completed one short story, wrapped up my 2014 NaNo novel, and wrote the first draft of my graphic …

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NaNo Novel–Complete

I finished the first draft of my 2014 NaNo novel. My 2013 NaNo novel draft did not reach the end of the story, and that draft is still unfinished. So I tried to do better with the 2014 NaNo Novel. I finished the draft on January 2, and I printed it out. Now to do …

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Goals for 2015

My word of the year for 2015 is Create, which was also my word of the year for 2012. Read 365 poems Write 365 poems Read 365 short stories Write 52 short stories Make 365 sketches Make 52 art pieces Make 52 handmade books Read 52 books Submit 250 times Make 3 videos a week, …

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An Awesome Week…and it got better

This week was already awesome because I finished typing the third draft of my novel and printed it. I spent happy hours rereading and organizing. But it got so much better. I had lunch and The Cookie Jar with my pen pal Whitney from The Letter Project. The filmĀ Imaginaerum with Nightwish music was available for …

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Typing–Complete

I finished typing the third draft of my novel today. 150 pages in Microsoft Word. Now it’s time for revision and art as research continues.

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Novel notebook…finished!

I worked at Seed yesterday and finished the sketchbook I’ve been using for Charlotte’s novel. Now comes the typing. And revision. And art. I am so excited to take this draft to the next level.

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More Novel Progress

I went to Seed Coworking and for two hours, I worked on my novel and talked to fellows. In the process, I wrote 20 entries of my novel, which beats my record of 11. Yesterday I finished a research book, and I walked away with even more ideas for entries. Looks like I’ll be able …

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Novel Away!

I started my first novel in May 2004. I worked on the story idea, expanding it into a two-book series. I wrote both during National Novel Writing Months, in November 2009 and November 2010. (Find out more here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/.) But I decided to take a break since I wrote on and off for years. And …

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