Hillary DePiano

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January 2016: New Year, New Words

January 2016: New Year, New Words

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in NaNo What Now?, On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Green Bird, WoC | 0 comments

In the interest of transparency, I promised to start doing a monthly recap of my writing life instead of just the big yearly one to give a sense of what I actually do in a given month. I don’t want this to be crazy long so let’s just dive into it. Here’s what January 2016 looked like in writing… Goal I didn’t set a goal for...

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My NaNoWriMo 2015 Debriefed

My NaNoWriMo 2015 Debriefed

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

I signed up for NaNoWriMo and LOST… and I mean big time didn’t write a single word BLEW IT for four years straight. I came in with such good intentions and then completely failed to show up and get down to writing. When I won for the first time in 2007 (and I have no idea what my word count was exactly because I didn’t keep records back...

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A peek at my To Do list through the end of the year

A peek at my To Do list through the end of the year

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Green Bird, WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

I don’t usually share my To Do list because I assume no one cares but I’m in the weird position where I owe a lot of people various things and rather than try to email everyone an update, it seems simpler to just do one big pots of where I am right now and when you can expect what to be finished. I finished the Polar Twilight MG novel...

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State of the Writer: Updates on NaNoWriMo, my ankle & various other ways I have injured myself

State of the Writer: Updates on NaNoWriMo, my ankle & various other ways I have injured myself

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), Personally..., The Green Bird, WoC | 0 comments

So, remember how I told you I had a Class Two sprain on my ankle? Well, we later found out it was a Class Four sprain. Then I dropped three large folding tables on my toe on the same foot at our NaNoWriMo kick-off party. When I went to get that x-rayed, the doctor was basically like, yeah, yeah, toe whatever but OMG what is wrong with your ankle?!?! So,...

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Tale of Tales adaptation update and more in this State of the Writer post

Tale of Tales adaptation update and more in this State of the Writer post

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Pentamerone (Tale of Tales), The Green Bird, WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

Here’s what I’ve been working on since we last checked in… Remember last year when I had The Love of Three Oranges (one-act version), Sell Their Stuff, New Year’s Thieve and the paperback of Beyond Amazon, eBay and Etsy all coming out within a few weeks of each other… and during NaNoWriMo (which I am an ML for)? Remember how I...

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Word Count Update: Ahead for the year, behind for the month, still clueless about my writing life

Word Count Update: Ahead for the year, behind for the month, still clueless about my writing life

Posted by on Aug 20, 2015 in On Writing: Craft and Commiseration, WoC, Word Count Updates and Writing Goals | 0 comments

Funny how the business of being a writer always seems to get in the way of the actual writing. Between some personal stuff cutting into the time I have to work and all the little administrative stuff there is to do for the launch of The Green Bird, I’m rather behind on my word count. Well, “behind” may be a matter of opinion but let...

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