Taking no prisoners. Including herself.

Ok. I am SO sorry. There is no way I am going to get this year’s NaNo done. I’ve come down with that circulating cold, and shamelessly using it as an excuse to fail on this whole project. I’m quite disappointed in myself. But I’m doing my best to put _something_ down so as not […]

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§730 · November 10, 2009 · This Modern Life · (No comments) · Tags: ,


Shoot! NaNoWriMo 2009 has begun and I’m already 5 days behind! The past days a blur and hardly taking note that the 11th month of the year has already started, I woke up in the middle of the night audibly crying, “Oh, crap! It’s November! NANOWRIMO noooooooooooo!” Now, without the faintest idea of a novel […]

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§704 · November 5, 2009 · NaNoWriMo · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,


The sun, ferns, salt and dark lager have bleached my brain. I am now sitting by myself at the (mahogany? kaori wood?) bar at a place called “Schnappa Rock” and enjoying a very tall pint while I write and look at the ocean:

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Tēnā koutou ! I’m in Aukland, New Zealand! But don’t have much time to write, because I am jetlagged and have to go… write. Behind quite a bit on my NaNoWriMo novel and have calculated that I need to hit about 4000 words/day to make it happen. (You thought I quit? Oh, come on- you […]

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§534 · November 25, 2008 · Location-Location, NaNoWriMo · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,


…ok, team– It’s time for a serious heart-to-heart. I know I’m infamous for my abundant pep talks (asked for or not) and Can Do attitude; for my always cheery “cheer up, Slugger!” encouragement and optimistic outlooks. Wow. How annoying.

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§531 · November 19, 2008 · NaNoWriMo · 1 comment · Tags: , ,


Despite being on the road, I’m still NaNo-ing! I’ve made my way back to Taos, New Mexico, sagebrush of my heart, and am snuggling down into 7 (burrr!) degree nights, the cold air like a blanket of quiet. Good thing I’m being well taken care of; some friends I met last time have put me […]

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We’re not even through the first week, and already our wordcounts are piling up. Gadzooks! The NaNoWriMo site is so busy that they’ve disabled some of the features, so I can’t install a geeky-neato wordtracker widget. Guess I’ll have to track by hand. Our writers (in no particular order):

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I’m a bad girl, I know (I should be getting my 8 hours, or at the very least out having some Halloween fun like a normal 27-year-old) but I just couldn’t help myself– It’s just past midnight on November first, and it’s officially time to start writing! NaNoWriMo is upon us! I have to say, […]

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§527 · November 1, 2008 · NaNoWriMo · (No comments) · Tags:


It’s almost November, and you know what that means! No, not the election (something even BIGGER than that!) Start sharpening your pencils, changing the ribbons on your typewriter, or (if you must) booting up your hard drives, because it’s… National Novel Writing Month! I’m gearing up to crank out 50,000 words in 30 days, and […]

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§526 · October 30, 2008 · NaNoWriMo · 1 comment · Tags: , ,