Tag Archives: NaNo preparation

NaNo 2018–Day 1–10,224 words

This year I am working an idea I developed in 2007, a science-fiction mystery. My wordiest day record was from National Novel Writing Month 2014, at 10,192 words. And that was a goal I wanted to break this year. I did not expect to reach this goal on day 1. Writing 10,224 words, I discovered …

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September 2018 Update

It’s been a busy year! I’ve switched full time jobs, resumed my graduate studies at OSU, and renewed my goals for creativity. There is also good news coming for The Magnolia Review, which I can’t share yet. I’ve started a Dream Book, my term for a book that collects my lists and dreams in one …

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Novel a Month Update

I finished reading “Sense and Sensibility.” At the beginning of the month I started working on Novel #5 for three days. Then Novel #7 was born, so I focused on Novel #7. For September, I will focus on Novel #7 and continue reading Jane Austen’s novel in preparation for NaNo (Novel #6) in November.  

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Novel a Month

NaNo is approaching. I’ve started reading “Sense and Sensibility” in preparation for NaNo this year. I have five other novels that are in various stages of completion. So for the month of August, I will focus on one novel and see how far I get with revisions and rewrites. Then at the end of the …

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Almost Time for NaNo

This year I’m using a sketchbook for my NaNo novel, and I’ll be using a fountain pen. Every week I’ll track how much ink I’ve used. I’m starting a new bottle of Waterman‘s South Sea Blue with the fountain pen I bought from Pens and More.

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