Hillary DePiano

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May 2017: Come what May

May 2017: Come what May

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), Personally..., The Fourth Orange, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

I was going to make the title of this post a play on May Day and then fell into a Wikipedia hole about May Day, the spring holiday, vs MayDay, the distress signal, and barely escaped so that’s why you got a boring title instead. The fact that it is already June is absolutely mind blowing to me but, anyway, let’s talk numbers… Here’s what...

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Settling

Settling

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in External Stimuli, Personally... | 0 comments

Having bid our official farewell to Old House (as my 4 year old calls it), it’s time to talk a bit about New House.  To start with, it’s lovely and has much to recommend it, though there are also a fair amount of headaches we knew were coming because it’s an old house (irony that the house we call New House is older than the house we call...

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A farewell to Old House

A farewell to Old House

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in External Stimuli, Personally... | 0 comments

When my husband and I were first looking for our first house, we were dead set against townhouses. Every house looking the same, no real yards, no thank you. Then we found this magic townhouse on a dead end and changed our minds. Because while it looked like a townhouse from the outside and benefitted from all the amenities and outdoor maintenance of a...

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NaNoWriMo & November 2016: This month, you guys. This freaking month.

NaNoWriMo & November 2016: This month, you guys. This freaking month.

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Personally..., The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved | 0 comments

Here’s what November 2016 looked like in writing… Yearly Goal 765,239/600,000 words (128%) <- we’ll discuss this at length in a future post Monthly Goal My original goal was to pass last year’s count of 117,716 but then I was like, haha, are you DAFT, woman? and just aimed for survival instead. Total Words Written 102,579 words Average Words...

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March 2016: my wordiest month of the year so far

March 2016: my wordiest month of the year so far

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in My Writing, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), Personally..., The Fourth Orange, WoC | 0 comments

If you ask my three-year old what comes after March, she’ll tell you it’s “the Daisy niece months” because Daisy Duck has three nieces named April, May and June. Anyway, it’s that time again… Here’s what March 2016 looked like in writing… Yearly Goal 215,892/600,000 words (36%) Monthly Goal  50,000 words Total Words...

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