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Tips for Surviving the Agony and Ecstasy 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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How To Stay Motivated During “The Dark Times”

Welcome to Thoughty Thursday here at More Cowbell! Thanks to more than a week down with the flu, I’ve got motivation on my mind. I need some BAD, to get me moving from my bed this week when pretty much I … Continue reading

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“Better” Has No Finish Line ~ Lessons I’m Learning From Crossfit, Part 2

Most of you know I started doing Crossfit back in September. (For those of you who don’t know what the heck that is, click here.) This “getting back in shape” stuff is killing me. Last week, I shared with you some important … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never…TWO Weeks Late To The ROW80 Party

I’ve mentioned it before, but goal-setting kinda gives me hives. I’ve been working up my goals since Christmas and my critique partner, Laura Drake, has thrown every iteration of them back to me with comments like: “They’re too nebulous” or … Continue reading

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What Crossfit Is Teaching Me About Writing, Part 1

Welcome to Thoughty Thursday here at More Cowbell! This is the day of the week y’all get to be privy to whatever thoughts are rattling around in my brain. Most of you who hang out here know that I’ve been … Continue reading

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My Kind of Pep Talk and The Fear of Setting Goals

This is the time of year when everyone puts out a motivational speech or two and sets the bar they plan to meet for the coming year. Just writing that sentence makes me kinda wiggy and here’s why: Goal-setting is … 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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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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6 NaNoWriMo Tips + #ROW80 and a NEW Twitter Handle

Despite having shingles, it’s been a (sort of) moving and (sort of) shaking kind of week. Below are six of my tips for improving your NaNo wordcount. I’m still setting things up for 2012, but you can find me on … Continue reading

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