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Hillary Writes All the Things 2017: my writing year debriefed

Hillary Writes All the Things 2017: my writing year debriefed

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in Goosed, Mummy Witch House, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved, The Fourth Orange, The King Stag, The Myrtle, WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

As 2017 draws to a close, let’s take a look at how my year in writing went. I’m going to try to keep this short. I’ll fail, mind you, but that effort surely counts for something, no? For more details on any of this, you can see my whole writing year month by month here. (Keep in mind that my Writing Year starts in December, ends in...

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Hillary Writes All the Things 2016: my year in writing debriefed

Hillary Writes All the Things 2016: my year in writing debriefed

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Masks, NaNo What Now?, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved, The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, The Love of Three Oranges, The She Bear, Three Padded Walls, Vardiello, WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

2016 was a crap sandwich for just about everyone and I’m no exception. It was a crazy stressful year full of unexpected changes and pressures and so much of the future is still uncertain. But while 2016 felt like a big fat fail as I was living it, it actually turned out to be a pretty darn good year for writing, oddly enough. Let’s take a...

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October 2016: Falling Back

October 2016: Falling Back

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

Here’s what October 2016 looked like in writing… Yearly Goal 662,661/600,000 words (110%) Monthly Goal Only goal this month was to get ready for NaNoWriMo which wasn’t numerically based. Total Words Written 50,370 words Average Words Per Day 1,625 words Things completed: All the NaNoWriMo ML stuff! Other Works Actively in Progress this Month: The MG...

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September 2016: Setbacks and set-ups

September 2016: Setbacks and set-ups

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, The Fourth Orange, WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

Where did the last month of my life go? Did one of you take it? If you did, I won’t even be mad, just give it back because I am seriously not ready for it to be October already. Well, jeez, I guess this is happening so we might as well get down to it… (If any of you were wondering what level of dork I am, I made all these graphics in one day...

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Months of craft work & a new outline later, I’m still stuck in the exact same spot

Months of craft work & a new outline later, I’m still stuck in the exact same spot

Posted by on Sep 18, 2016 in On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, WoC | 0 comments

Reader, I am frustrated. It’s about the MG book I’ve been working on for a while now that is based on two of my plays. “A while” here meaning a period of time impossible to properly quantify as I originally spent a year writing what I realized was actually Book 2 before I got the story started in the right place. The problem is the...

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August 2016: failing at taking breaks & other established character flaws

August 2016: failing at taking breaks & other established character flaws

Posted by on Sep 2, 2016 in Masks, My Writing, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Green Bird, WoC | 0 comments

I think this might be the first time I’ve written my writing recap after the month has already ended.  Here’s what August 2016 looked like in writing… Yearly Goal 556,549/600,000 words (93%) Monthly Goal My goal was to take August off. This meant, I could write if I felt like it but didn’t have to. Total Words Written 47,400 words I know, so...

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