Hillary DePiano

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June 2016: Words are busting out all over!

June 2016: Words are busting out all over!

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

Turns out, it’s waaaay easier to be transparent when things are going well… I usually write this monthly recap a few days before the month ends, whenever I have some spare time, and update the numbers later. That’s because I’m usually eager to get to it and get a feeling of accomplishment to see everything I got done in the last...

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May 2016: Regrouping & teaching myself how to write

May 2016: Regrouping & teaching myself how to write

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Mistress Novel, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, The Green Bird, WoC | 0 comments

May flew by. Flew! And yet my concept of time is so tenuous that yesterday I asked my husband if the Fourth of July fireworks were this weekend so somehow I forgot June was a thing? My brain is a mystery. I have no idea if any of you find these little monthly recaps helpful or interesting at all but I find them tremendously useful so let’s just dive...

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Pausing my novel revision for a bit to go back to being a playwright

Pausing my novel revision for a bit to go back to being a playwright

Posted by on May 28, 2016 in Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Fourth Orange, WoC | 0 comments

While I’m not exactly live tweeting my revision (though a bunch of people are on Twitter and it’s very useful to see other writers going through the process to know you’re not alone), I’ve been trying to post regular-ish updates here to give you an idea of how it’s going. Revising my MG novel, based on one of my plays, has...

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April 2016: Camp NaNoWriMo & the revision that wouldn’t die

April 2016: Camp NaNoWriMo & the revision that wouldn’t die

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in My Writing, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), Three Padded Walls, WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

“I can’t believe it’s already May,” I said to my husband. “Everything is moving so fast! …Except for the election which is taking FOREVER!” I’m not one to talk politics much online but I will say this: Every election makes me feel like we just need to burn the whole thing down and start over and I think this...

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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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February 2016: In which I was mostly sick all month but also wrote some stuff

February 2016: In which I was mostly sick all month but also wrote some stuff

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in External Stimuli, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

I cannot believe it’s March already! Here’s what February 2016 looked like in writing… Yearly Goal 150,793/600,000 words (25%) Monthly Goal Planned to take half this month off so I didn’t set a goal other than to not fall behind (which I very nearly did anyway but rallied in the last week) Total Words Written 39,128 (I know, I know, I should...

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