Category Archives: Writing

NaNoWriMo Victory (and how I did it)

In my last blog post, I talked about participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) for the third time, and maybe even attempting the Fast Draft Challenge (20 pages a day for 14 days). Now that November is over, I … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – 3rd Time’s the Charm?

November is approaching, and with it, NaNoWriMo—National Novel Writing Month, where the goal is to write 50,000 original words during the month of November. If you’ve read my previous posts on NaNo, you know that I’ve tried and failed twice … Continue reading

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My Personal #MSWL

Tomorrow morning, I’m meeting with my CP to do some brainstorming and plotting for my next project. At this point, I’m not sure what to focus on, so I’m hoping I’ll get some clarity, or at least a sense of … Continue reading

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Five Days in Muncie: #MWW15

For the past five days, I was at a writing conference in Muncie, Indiana, called the Midwest Writers Workshop (known on Twitter as #MWW15). This is my third year attending, and, as always, it was an amazing, emotional, exhausting experience. … Continue reading

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2015 Goals

My original blog post for the start of 2015 had my usual writerly resolutions, like “start a new novel,” “read,” and “attend writing conferences.” Nothing wrong with these goals, except that I plan to do all of them in 2015, regardless of whether they’re … Continue reading

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To All Pitch Wars Participants

For two years, I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a mentee in Pitch Wars. This year, I’ve been observing from the sidelines, and I wanted to share a few thoughts before the agent round begins tomorrow. This part of … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Take 2

So, maybe I’m delusional, but I’m thinking of attempting NaNoWriMo again this year… The object of NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) is to write a 50,000-word novel (or at least the start of one) during the month of November. The last time I participated … Continue reading

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Read-A-Romance Month: August 2014

It’s Read-a-Romance Month, which means writers are joining together to share the theme “Celebrate Romance” on their blogs. My local chapter of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), the Wisconsin RWA, is participating with a series of blog posts. Writers … Continue reading

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The Writing Process Blog Hop

Thanks to writer G. R. LeBlanc for tagging me as a participant in the 2014 Writing Process Blog Hop. We met last fall through a New Adult writing class offered by the Young Adult chapter of RWA and stayed in … Continue reading

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From the Field to the Page

If you’ve read the “About Me” in this blog, you’ll know that I have a background in archaeology. I worked on a lot of digs, got my MA in Archaeology from UCLA, and I put four years into the PhD … Continue reading

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