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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April 2017: Camp NaNoWriMo & other wordy showers

April 2017: Camp NaNoWriMo & other wordy showers

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

Multiple people told me they assumed I’d be taking the April session of Camp NaNoWriMo off this year because of the new baby and I was like, “Ha! Have you met me?” It would have been sensible and healthy to take Camp NaNoWriMo off after just having a baby so OF COURSE I didn’t. Here’s how that worked out… Here’s what...

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How Building a Consistent Writing Habit Can Chaos Proof Your Writing Life

How Building a Consistent Writing Habit Can Chaos Proof Your Writing Life

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Evergreen, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Playwriting, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

Despite the fact that life with a new baby is chaos and we’ve got the multipliers of a preschooler and having just moved to monkey wrench the whole dealie, I feel like I’m doing much better than I did after my first daughter was born. Not just from a mental health and personal juggling standpoint, which is leagues better than it was last time...

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March 2017: Marching forward bit by bit

March 2017: Marching forward bit by bit

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

Here’s what March 2017 looked like in writing… Total Words Written This Month 50,869 words Average Words Per Day 1,641 words Monthly Goal I didn’t set a goal since this was my first full month with the new baby and setting a goal seemed idiotic. Yearly Goal 183,609/200,000 words (92%) Things completed: Nothing. Nada. Zip. And I’m fine with...

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February 2017: Breakdowns, Boxes and a Baby

February 2017: Breakdowns, Boxes and a Baby

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in External Stimuli, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 1 comment

I haven’t talked about this online for a variety of reasons but you should know that all this time I’ve been blogging about this insanely stressful series of months I’ve been having, there’s been an additional complication on top of everything else making it all that much harder. Namely, that while I was packing up our house of 11...

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January 2017: Moving Right Along

January 2017: Moving Right Along

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Mummy Witch House, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

Welcome to another exciting update in which stuff is going on! Apparently we just blew through a whole month without my noticing which would worry me more if I wasn’t knee deep in the hoopla as those kids from Starship say (and by kids, I mean, probably senior citizens by now). But as the month is really and truly over now, it’s time once again...

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