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On NaNo Prep

If you’re feeling like November is breathing down your neck already, you’re not alone. There’s two weeks left before November first arrives, and with it, NaNoWriMo. That’s something I didn’t realize until sitting down to write this post. Time to complete any necessary NaNo Prep is running out. Much as I like to write without… Continue reading On NaNo Prep

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NaNo ’18: A Writing Space

One of the things I've noticed is absolutely vital to my success during NaNo is having a particular space set aside for actually writing. Part of this likely has to do with the mindset of knowing that space is set aside for writing and that it's not sharing space with half a dozen other things.… Continue reading NaNo ’18: A Writing Space

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The Importance of Backing Up

Unfortunately today's post comes as a reminder that things happen and that while we can't prevent terrible things from happening, it never hurts to be prepared. Over the weekend, my sister's computer suffered some form of malfunction which wiped an entire folder and several additional files from the hard drive. The folder in question that… Continue reading The Importance of Backing Up

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NaNo ’18: City Building

Since I’m being a rebel this year, a huge part of my NaNo Prep is actually getting the notes together to make sure my rewrite goes smoothly. The biggest part of that has been building the fictional city for my project. Because of the sheer amount of work I’ve been doing on that end, I… Continue reading NaNo ’18: City Building

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NaNo ’18: NaNoPrep Reminders

We're already halfway through October and it doesn't feel like nearly enough time to get everything done and ready. November--and NaNo--is approaching rapidly, which is why I wanted to take a moment to share a few reminders. Breathe. It's okay if you need to take a break, even in the midst of the hectic writing… Continue reading NaNo ’18: NaNoPrep Reminders