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Revision isn’t just for manuscripts.

If there’s anything I’ve learned about writing it’s remembering to be flexible. Goals that sounded reasonable at 3am are actually ridiculous. The last thing I want is to feel so overwhelmed and discouraged because I can’t keep up. So, the best way that I know how to fix it is just to revise the entire goal …

NaNoWriMo, Uncategorized

Success – NaNo 2015 & beyond

This is the first year I feel like I can honestly say I won NaNoWriMo. It wasn’t just reaching the 50,000 word goal this year; I’ve done that before. For me it was about sticking with a project and holding out for those 50,000 words. I ended up writing a grand total of 81,546 words – …

NaNoWriMo, Uncategorized

Validation for NaNo, being a writer, and being alive.

I have an informal writing blog on Tumblr. It’s a place to keep snippets of quotes and images that I find inspiring so I can revisit them often. During NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, I update frequently to feel connected to a blogging community. Tonight, I stayed up until midnight to validate my word count on the …