Tag Archives: NaNoWriMo

New Novel: Desired to Death

A year and a half ago I took on the National Novel Writing Contest, or NaNoWriMo as it is commonly known.  The goal was to write 50,000 words in 30 days.  At the end of the month, I had indeed … Continue reading

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I’m In a Foreign Land, So Forgive My Silence

My husband and I have been staying at a lovely bed and breakfast in a foreign land, and I’ve been too busy to write.  Every morning we are awoken before dawn as the aromas of fresh brewing coffee, sausages, and … Continue reading

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Funny What Triggers Memories

This week I reorganized the kitchen cabinet that held all my zip-lock bags, aluminum foil, and food wraps.  I found a box of waxed paper I must have bought three years ago when we moved here.  I decided to use … Continue reading

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Dead As a Door-nail

We spent this past weekend at my brother and sister-in-law’s near Richmond, and both Saturday and Sunday, we watched as vultures gathered on a dead tree in my brother’s back yard.  In a house filled with old people, that’s not … Continue reading

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Do We Have To Do This Now?

I hate confrontation.  My family knows that about me, and I’m pretty sure most, if not all, of my friends do, too.  I especially hate confrontation when it involves people I care about.  I’m not usually one to air my … Continue reading

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More Windows and a Progress Report

It is nearly 10 A.M. and I’ve yet to start on my novel today, so I’m not expecting a big word count.  Yesterday I managed to get 4, 235 words written, though, for a grand total of 25, 959.  That … Continue reading

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From Dust Thou Art

I really wanted to work on my novel this weekend.  I had a very good day on Friday, writing 5,652 words, but since I am well aware of all the commitments facing me over the next few weeks, I don’t … Continue reading

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