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Write, Revise, Repeat —

http://ubiquis.co.uk/wp/ With a new year ahead of me, and so many thoughts swirling in my brain about things I want to accomplish, I thought I’d take a moment to focus on one specific area of great importance to me: my writing. As I mentioned previously, writing an average of one blog a day was difficult last […]

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NaNo Lessons Last —

ForgivenessThe hardest part of NaNo, and something I’ve been struggling with as a goal for this year, is forgiveness. As a writer, as an artist, I logically know that my vision isn’t going to just fall from me onto my screen in its perfect form conveying all the emotions and depth of feeling that I […]

NaNo Lessons Four —

There Are No More Wants, Only NeedsI wanted to be lazy. I wanted to watch TV all day in my pajamas. I wanted to write something, but not my novel. Anything else besides my damn novel. I wanted to clean my room, to unpack my suitcase, to wash clothes. I wanted to organize my rope, […]

NaNo Lessons Three —

RoutineIt was important for me to create a routine when it came to my writing. Having a lightweight netbook helped me to carry around my novel wherever I went, but it also gave me the illusion of always being able to write. But I couldn’t write when I was working. Or when I was driving. […]

NaNo Lessons Two —

Watch The CalendarNaNoWriMo gave me a set amount of time to write the first draft of a novel: thirty days. I thought about working on an existing piece I’d started a while back, but no. NaNoWriMo is about one novel and thirty days. This gave me two things I needed. 1- A set deadline and […]

NaNo Lessons One —

I did it. I wrote a novel in a month. That was big and heavy and hard. Not surprisingly, having endured twenty-seven days of wordcount hysteria, I learned a few lessons along the way. The first, surprisingly, mimics one of the goals I set for myself at the beginning of this year.EnduranceNaNoWriMo lasts an entire […]