Tag Archives: Goals

Writing in Community: the mirror of friends, and the backward glance

Two weeks ago, I learned about a writing grant opportunity, with about a week to put together an application. I struggled, but I didn’t make the deadline. The project that most needed outside help was also the project that was … Continue reading

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Goals: Beginning Again

Last night my colleague Becca Patterson and I attended a reading for graduating MFA students at Hamline University in St. Paul. I had the pleasure of hearing a piece that I’d read in an early draft, recognizable still but with … Continue reading

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Goals: On Getting the Groove Back (Part 1)

Now something over three weeks into my full-time work as a self-employed writer, I’ve spent a good part of my time setting up: Reading software manuals (Aeon Timeline and Scrivener, of which more later) and thinking about how to use … Continue reading

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Goals (and an announcement): On Going Professional

For the last year or so I have been running this blog at a very minimal level, doing excerpts and lurking on other blogs without commenting. That’s changing, starting now, because I have left the day job that had been … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: sustainability vs workaholism

It’s now the fourteenth of November, one day short of midpoint. I have written almost 44,000 words — and that’s with two days off. Tuesday and Wednesday I came home from work, laid on the couch (aka recumbent workstation) and … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: 25K at the end of day five

I missed the first few days of blogging, but I’ll be writing daily from here on. Tonight I did a write-in by g-chat, from the comfort of my own kitchen nook, with the first snow of the season spitting out … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: shooting for the moon, landing in the stars

So once more I set myself the Lost Weekend NaNo Challenge (50K in a long weekend) and once more I “failed.” I’m hanging at 21,961 words now, which is to say a little less than halfway to 50,000 words (43.922%, … Continue reading

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Goals: The Annual Autumn New Year’s Resolution Post

It’s been a much too eventful year on the Real Life front, which I haven’t written about here because it’s been enough to do to just keep my head above water in the ongoing weather. To wit: Devin Harnois and … Continue reading

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A fresh start for autumn: preview of coming attractions

Except for my Six Sentence Sunday excerpts, I’ve been largely absent from my own blog this summer and early autumn. Behind the scenes, I’ve been working steadily, but little of it has shown up here, for a variety of reasons. … Continue reading

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NaNoFeed: NaNo 2011 is finished, and now a backward look

Last night around 9:30pm I finished writing the endgame of my 2011 National Novel Writing Month project, The Necromancer and the Barbarian: A Love Story. I promptly sent the revised full manuscript and the replacement final chapters to my beta readers. … Continue reading

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