Hillary DePiano

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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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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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