Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

Some Days You Just Want To Hang Out in Your PJs

Earlier this week, I posted about those days when you just want to swear.  I also have days when I just want to hang out in my pajamas…or when I just want to write..or learn. This Friday and Saturday, you can … Continue reading

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Simple Problem Solving: “Keep the Cow Out of the Ditch”

Harvey Mackay is one of my favorite columnists because he always makes me think about multiple topics. For example, I might go to him for a business lesson and come away with a family or writing lesson. Case in point: … Continue reading

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Tips for Surviving the Agony and Ecstacy of NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is my birthday present to myself each year. Every year, I love it. And every year, I hate it…there’s simply too much to do in the tiny little month of November. Even without my birthday falling at the beginning … Continue reading

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Techie Tuesday and Some Thoughts On NaNoWriMo

Techie Tuesday is happening at a different time and place this week: it’s today over at Writers In The Storm. We’re running Part 2 of our series on Writerly Uses for Microsoft Excel. I hope you’ll pop over there and leave … Continue reading

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10 Tips To Help You Finish Your Novel and/or ‘Win’ NaNoWriMo

November 13-20th is World Kindness Week, an entire week dedicated to spreading kindness around the world. I encourage you to celebrate and commit at least one act of kindness each day this week. Here’s a link if you need ideas… … Continue reading

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Drinking the Writer Kool-Aid

Just a quick ROW80 check-in today to update you on NaNoWriMo progress. Shingles has been hanging on like a kudzu vine so I’ve been hitting the pillow and the page with equal abandon. Halloween just wore me OUT! Below is … Continue reading

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Staying Motivated Through The Time-Suck of “Greatness”

More than three hundred THOUSAND writers sprinted from the starting blocks at 12:01 am this morning for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). There will be laughter. There will be tears. There will be millions of words written. And there will … Continue reading

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