Writer's Desk Updates

2020 – What a World

So, I’ve not posted since last year and so much has happened in my personal life and in the world at large. Becoming a middle school teacher and adjusting to being a first-year teacher ate into a lot of my mental energy to the point that writing was non-existent. Now that the school year is

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NaNoWriMo 2019

This is the first time, in a long time, that I did not hit my NaNo goal of 50,000 words. So much chaos in my personal life (most of it good) happened toward the middle of October and, as such, I couldn’t get the traction going that I wanted. I will put forth my best

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Camp NaNoWriMo (April 2019)

So, this will be my second soiree into the world of NaNoWriMo Camps. Last year, I joined the July camp, made a cabin (because I’m an ML and thought it the right thing to do), made it open to the public, and set a goal. Alas, I didn’t reach my goal because July turned out

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NaNoWriMo 2018 – Final Thoughts

This NaNo was rather interesting in that I became a “pantster” again after a long time of being the organized everything in its place kind of writer. This was a blessing and a curse because I was more distracted and disorganized throughout the entire month. I barely managed to squeak in with my 50,000 at

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NaNo Update: Nov 25-30

November 25 No writing today either. Worked my first job in the morning and my second one in the evening. If I didn’t need money so badly I wouldn’t be running myself ragged,   November 26 I did a lot of sleeping. Four days of working retail during the Thanksgiving holiday/Black Friday is draining. Managed

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NaNo Update: Nov 18-24

November 18 No writing today. Too exhausted to write. Working two jobs is really draining.   November 19 Back to the grind. Let’s see how far I go. Got a little done but not as much as I wanted.   November 20 Nada. Yep, this is becoming a bad trend. Tomorrow is an all day

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NaNo Update: Nov 11-17

November 11 Although I’m extremely tired from working an 8-hour cashier shift today, I’m going to put my nose to the grindstone and get to writing. I’m already behind and I can’t afford to fall anymore off the pace.   November 12 Slow is the tortoise when it begins, but it can beat the hare and

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NaNo Update: Nov 4-10

November 4 My mind isn’t on writing but I will muster my willpower to focus. Pulled a 7-hour shift at work (I’m a cashier) and my whole body hurts. So yes, writing not really on the brain. But we will see what happens at the end of the four writing sprints I’m doing tonight. Final

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