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Gearing Up for NaNoWriMo

My co-ML (Julia) and I are really buckling down and getting everything ready for NaNo. All of our events have been planned and scheduled, our swag has been ordered, and our novels are being planned. Well, my novel is already … Continue reading

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Canadian vs American Spelling

Recently, a few members of my writing group and I had a conversation about choosing between using American or Canadian spelling. As Canadians, we use British spelling. As Canadian writers, we often submit to American markets. I always use Canadian … Continue reading

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NaNo Update: Week One

Ok so I realize this is far from being a daily update, like I wanted to do, but I’m thinking this is more realistic for me. Weekly updates it is. So, the big questions: What’s my word count? 7006. Where … Continue reading

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And They’re Off!

WORD COUNT TO DATE: 1768. (I will try to update my word count daily throughout NaNo.) I got a solid start to NaNo. I had all my words for today before 9:00 this morning. This year, unlike all the others … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Preparation

So I’ve been doing NaNo prep all month, along with my co-ML, Julia (check out her blog here: http://piscesmuse.wordpress.com/). I’ve also been getting ahead on my assignments so that November doesn’t kick my behind. There’s been a bunch of NaNo … Continue reading

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NaNo Ahoy!

Well, I can’t believe it’s already October. Holy crap, where has the time gone?! And of course, October means that November is just around the corner. Which means NaNoWriMo time! (National Novel Writing Month – http://www.nanowrimo.org) I am so excited … Continue reading

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Oops…

So apparently my summer sketchiness turned into a complete accidental hiatus… Although I should have blogged more (I guess I should say that I should have blogged, period…) I had a good and relatively productive summer. I didn’t write an … Continue reading

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The New Project

As I mentioned briefly in my goals post from last week, I have started a new project based on a writing prompt we had at the Underground Writers’ meeting last Thursday. After some pretty intense brainstorming and research, I’ve got … Continue reading

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Short Story Frustration

So I’ve realized something of late, and it drives me a little nuts – I can’t write short stories. Well, I can, but rarely. What mostly happens is that people read it and say: “This isn’t a short story. This … Continue reading

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Goals Update and What I’m Reading

As I said last week, Fridays will be my check-in days. Here’s what I’ve been up to in the last week. Reading: Books I finished this past week: – Terry Pratchett’s The Color of Magic – Marie Bilodeau’s Princess of … Continue reading

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Setting the Mood

I’ve been wanting to blog about this since Ad Astra, and I forgot until now… One of the panelists said something that really made sense for me, and I’ve been experimenting with it ever since. He said that when he … Continue reading

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New Goals, Outdoor Writing, and What I’ve Been Reading…

I’ve decided that Fridays will be my “check-in” posts. There was an Underground Writers’ meeting last night, so we discussed how we did on our goals from last week, and what our new goals were. Goals from last week: blog … Continue reading

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Update

This is just a quick post to update you guys on where I am with my writing goals so far for the week. I have just finished edits and rewrites on Guilty Conscience, and have sent that out to the … Continue reading

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Writing Goals for this Week

The following are my writing goals for this week (before Thursday, actually – for the Underground Writers’ meeting). – edit Hide and Seek, which is the short story I submitted for critique last week – finish and send out Guilty … Continue reading

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New Posting Schedule

First of all, I’ve obviously been slacking in the posting department, but that’s mostly because posting every single day was getting to be a little too much. In order to fix these issues, I’ve decided to change my blog posting … Continue reading

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Writing Method of Choice

I don’t know if anyone else has this issue, but here’s my dilemma: I love writing longhand. I feel as though my stories flow better that way, as though I put maybe just a little more thought into how I … Continue reading

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Finished a New Short Story

Well, I guess you could say it’s an old short story, because I started it last summer… Regardless, I finished it last night! It came in at just short of 5000 words, most of which were written in the past … Continue reading

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Geeking Out Over Magnets

I realize how dorky my title sounds, and that’s ok. 🙂 When I’m trying to make up character names (which is absolutely necessary when I’m writing a fantasy novel), I like to use letter magnets. That way, I can play … Continue reading

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Monday Night Writing Group

In addition to the Underground Writers, I sometimes participate in the Monday Night group too. This is a group of random people who get together to write. This is an open group, unlike the UW, so participation is more… sporadic. … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Influence

A blogger I follow, whose name is Matt, recently posted about what it is that inspires us, as writers, to write. Not just to communicate, but to tell stories. His original post can be found here: http://mattilation.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/inspirational-work/ This was my … Continue reading

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New(ish) Tattoo

In February, I got my second tattoo – a small Chinese symbol (I believe it’s in cantonese) meaning “book” which represents my passion for writing. It’s on the inside of my right wrist. Here’s a picture: Have you ever tried … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Post About Ad Astra – Part Three (also with pictures!)

The final installment of my Ad Astra posts has finally arrived. Okay, that might be a little over-dramatic, but bear with me. This post will likely be shorter than the other two, so not to worry! Sunday panels: How to … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Post About Ad Astra – Part Two (with pictures!)

Here’s the info about the panels that Steph and I attended on the Saturday of Ad Astra. Modern-Day Conceptions of Fairies Panelists: Alison Baird, Brad Carson, James Alan Gardner, Lesley Livingston, Kate Story (how could she not be an author … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Post About Ad Astra – Part One

As this post’s title suggests, it is late. I’m talking a month late. Anyways, here’s what I have to say about my Ad Astra experience the weekend of April 8th, 9th, and 10th. For those of you who aren’t aware, … Continue reading

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Writing Goals for the Next Week

With the Underground Writers, we set weekly writing goals, and I’ve realized that this would be a good place to post them, seeing as this blog is all about my writing habits. So here they are: – continue outlining Darkness … Continue reading

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