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while I was away

Hello, my lovelies. I haven’t been on here as often lately but I promise there is a very good reason for that. Here, let me show you. I finally finished my novel. Longtime readers of this blog will know that I’ve been working on this bad boy since November 2013 when I challenged myself to participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and I won, writing 50,000 words that month.…

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A

Agog, adj. I cannot imagine how hard this is for her. To hear me down the hall and remember how my skin looked when it was pressed against him instead of her. And then she goes and lets me into her room and starts to dance. She moves her hips and sways her head. She grabs my hands and makes me move with her. She makes me let go and…

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words words words

Last night was the second in my series of four Young Adult writing workshops. But mostly, last night was the night I shared the first chapter of my book. Thom and Piper made a grand debut! I’ve never shown people my book (except you all seeing the little clips from November…. but you all aren’t people. You are wonderful wonderful little gems who I love.) But last night I showed…

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prologue

More Thom and Piper today. This is the prologue to their story. Enjoy, lovelies. I spot him the moment he walks in to the room, his Gatsby smile as bright as ever. His eyes scan the room, barely resting on one face for longer than a moment before moving to the next one. Until his eyes find mine. His charming smile becomes smaller, sincere, the corners of his eyes crinkling…

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challenges

I feel bled dry of words. All of the pretty words that usually swim in my head seem to have drowned or have gotten out of the pool in my thoughts. I have this horrible habit of stopping writing when I feel like what I am writing is crap. I know it’s a process. I know it will not be Gatsby on the first draft. I know that this is…

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sharing headspace

I’m a few days into NaNoWriMo now and so far it’s going pretty well. I’ve beaten my daily word goal, and I’ve failed making my daily word goal. I didn’t stay too mad at myself for not making my goal some days, but as the days go by pressure is increasing in my own head. It’s getting easier to slide back into this world of my characters since I am…

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