Mountains of Books

One time my sister said to me, "You are such a completist."I'm not sure if this is actually a word or not, but I think I know what she meant…

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Poetry Project

I've been up to my ears in poetry these past few days. I have a black, hardbound sketch book where I've been writing down all my poems neatly so I…

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Whoo x 10

So: I finished my first novel today. Yes, I'm done. I wrote a whole novel, and damn, does it feel good! I've been wanting to say that all month, let…

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Home Stretch

And now the insanity begins. I experienced some of it last night when I wrote more than 4,000 words in just two hours. My most productive day in the space…

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Plot Notes

I've found myself with some interesting things to keep track of while writing this novel. I keep notes on where I want the plot to go next and things like…

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Writing a Difficult Scene

I have struggled for the past few days in an attempt to write a particular scene in the novel I'm working on. I was dragging my heels, so to speak,…

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Working Through the Slump

I don't think I'm going to come even close to making a decent headway on the novel today. I just can't write. I've tried and tried. I've been sitting and…

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Heather Made Me

Day four and I'm in the midst of my first argument with a character. I had it all laid out and was trying to introduce all the normal people, sort…

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Begin the Insanity

It's starting to look like next month, I won't be writing in this journal as much as usual. Why? NaNoWriMo, also known as National Novel Writing Month. I signed up…

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