I fear my thumbdrive is lost forever. Which, means everything I wrote for Nanowrimo is gone. It just kills me that I have to start all over. But, on the bright side, I did discover that a backed up of everything on my laptop through the end of October. So I am very relieved that I
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I didn’t complete Nanowrimo, but I wrote over 15,000 words. Since then I’ve added a few thousand more words. My first draft was getting close to being completed. Yay! Then, sometime between Thursday of last week and Sunday I lost the thumbdrive that had all of my writing on it. Much of what was on the
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I’m taking the plunge this year. I am going to participate in Nanowrimo. I’ve avoided it other years, because, besides from being a horrible procrastinater, I have never had anything that I was really up to spending that much time writing. But, this year is different. I have a new book that I’ve been working
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It’s half way through January and I am starting to think about writing goals. Content writing has been going well. The positive feedback that I am getting from clients has been an amazing boost to my confidence. Maybe I’m not a complete failure with sucky writing after all. (Won’t make guarantees, though.) This new found
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This past week has been an interesting journey.  I decided to leave my writing in the box for now and picked up some content writing jobs instead.  The assignments are short nonfiction articles for blogs and websites on various topics chosen by the client.  It doesn’t pay well, but it does get me writing every
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I have been a writer since before I could hold a pencil, but this year I quit.  I stuffed all of my scribbled in notebooks and printed out drafts in a storage box and put them away.  I unsubscribed to my online writing groups, bailed on my critique group and all but disappeared from the
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Last week was the Catholic Writers Conference Online and I was too busy to spend much time at it.  I am going to do the lazy thing and buy the conference book which has all the info from the conference.  Then after my pesky day job which interferes with all of the things I want
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Last year was total chaos and I for the most part dropped out of writing. But I’m back and giving it another go. My resolutions for this year include finishing A Touch of Magick. It will be done this year! Otherwise it’s getting scrapped and I’m moving on. I also resolve to making writing a
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The GENERAL DISCLAIMER is an interesting idea to get past all those excuses and hang ups for writing.  Although this comes from Bill Roorbach’s book, Writing Life Stories, it would work for any type of writing.  Use a card (a business card or index card would work).  Write General Disclaimer across the top, then use
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