Hillary DePiano

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Decade in Review or why lists are your best friend

Decade in Review or why lists are your best friend

Posted by on Dec 29, 2019 in My Writing, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Personally..., Playwriting, The Whine Seller & e-commerce, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

In a few days, we’ll be celebrating New Year’s Eve 2019 which marks not just the end of the year but also the decade. Social media has been abuzz for weeks with the twin takes of “Make a list of what you accomplished in the last 10 years!” and “Listing your accomplishments is Bad, Actually, and will make you feel terrible so...

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Catching up! New book, new plays, new tricks!

Catching up! New book, new plays, new tricks!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Announcements, News, Contests and Giveaways, Personally... | 0 comments

I did drop off the face of the earth for a bit there, didn’t I? In the past, I would write, edit and format my blog posts all in a single evening. Because I rarely have a chunk of time long enough to do that anymore, I thought I’d break it up this year. Write, edit, and format separately. That way I could, in theory, break each post up and work...

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Q4 Autumn 2018: NaNoWriMo Takeover!

Q4 Autumn 2018: NaNoWriMo Takeover!

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018 in Personally..., Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

This might be the latest in the month I’ve ever gotten one of these updates out but December was a wild month so let’s get right down to it… September 2018 Total Words Written This Month 41,248 New Words Only23,165 Overall After massive writing months in July and August, September was relatively smaller, in part because we went away for a...

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What I’m writing for Camp NaNoWriMo’s 2018 July Session

What I’m writing for Camp NaNoWriMo’s 2018 July Session

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Personally..., The Whine Seller & e-commerce, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

You know what the problem is with becoming organized and efficient? I really miss being able to write about whatever random thing I felt like it. Sure, I wasn’t getting anything accomplished that way and I wasn’t moving towards my goals effectively in a big picture sense but, man, I felt free! If I wanted to write a random blog post about how...

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I’m in the market for a new desk lamp. Preferable one that doesn’t randomly burst into flame.

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in External Stimuli, Personally... | 0 comments

I’ve been using the same desk lamp since middle school. It’s the world’s most generic black desk lamp with little cubbies on the bottom for paper clips and mouse skulls or whatever people keep in there. I’ve used it this long because it’s perfectly serviceable apart from the fact that the shade part is made from some kind of...

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September 2017: rocking the boat

September 2017: rocking the boat

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), Personally..., The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Now New and Improved, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

Here’s what September 2017 looked like in writing… Total Words Written This Month 31,753 words Average Words Per Day 1,058 words Monthly Goal didn’t set one Yearly Goal 477,587 / 500,000 (96%) Things completed: did an abridged version of Pintosmalto aka Arm Candy for a school doing it in competition an abridged version of The Complete Novels of Jane...

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