Category Archives: Blog Series: Words in the Dark

Wrapping Up NaNoWriMo 2017

Words in the Dark: Post 6 NaNoWriMo wraps up for another year, but for many writers the noveling has just begun as they move into a stage of completing the first draft, if not done already, and the revision process. … Continue reading

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Finished Her Novel After Winning NaNoWriMo Last Year — Now On Book 3 (Sneak Peek)

Words in the Dark: Post 5 Those of you who have been following my blog have met Leslie Hodgins, author and entrepreneur. In 2016 and 2017, Leslie has been on fire. Some of her accomplishments include: interviews on my blog … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: What If My Ideas Ran Out and I Can’t Finish?

Words in the Dark: Post 4 On November 18th, I was asked by a NaNo writing buddy what to do in this situation: So, I’ve had writer’s block and I don’t think my thoughts on my new story are developed … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Final Week!

Words in the Dark: Post 3 We’re 23 days out with only one week left to go of NaNoWriMo 2017. Go, Wrimos! I’ve checked in on the NaNo Buddies, and the word counts as of 3:00 p.m. today are as … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: 9th Day Out of the Gate

Words in the Dark: Post 2 Chilly weather, snow on the ground, shortening day length, and NaNoWriMo — a typical November. I’m not writing this year, but I am checking in on my NaNo Buddies, whose word scores on the … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2017 Kicks Off

Words in the Dark: Post 1 of 2017 It’s that time of year again: dark, snowy November days when the international NaNoWriMo community comes together for another annual writing marathon. First, some definitions from the Wikiwrimo pages (public) What is … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up NaNoWriMo 2016 — Here’s How We Did

Words in the Dark: Post 10 A huge congratulations to Leslie Hodgins, writing REBEL DESTINY, for earning her 2016 NaNoWriMo badge on Day 27 (Nov. 27) in the first year she attempted the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block: 10 Tips and Tricks

Words in the Dark: Post 9 Many writers admit to experiencing writer’s block at some point in their careers. After writing a number of successive novels, it is possible the writer’s ideas momentarily dry up, or the writer is simply … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Graph: The Dream and the Reality — What Does Yours Look Like?

Words in the Dark: Post 8 This is what my NaNoWriMo updates should look like Nov. 25, 2014, NaNo update: Early this afternoon, I passed the 45,000-word mark during a break at work. But I have to be pretty much … Continue reading

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Update On My NaNo Buddy: She’s Done Her Book — On the Same Date I Finished Mine!

Words in the Dark: Post 7 She’s done her book! At 31, 231 words as of November 13 (9,560 ahead of the average), my newest NaNo buddy, Leslie Hodgins, finished the first draft of her novel, REBEL DESTINY. And, because … Continue reading

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