Tag Archives: Beyond the Music

Day 7: Today’s Writing Song

Aron Wright’s haunting voice in And Still, the Darkness Comes had me instantly mesmerized. The song was played during my daughter Terra’s end-of-year dance showcase over high-quality speakers. Add low lights, lanterns, and dancers, and the song worked like a … 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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Plot Twist: From Seeker of Badge to NaNo Rebel

Words in the Dark: Post 6 NaNoWriMo is a nail-biter all month, because if more than one thing goes wrong, the whole month’s project can be derailed. Suffice it to say my NaNo project this year has been derailed due … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Novels: You No Longer Have to Start From Scratch

Words in the Dark: Post 2 Rebel or not? In the NaNoWriMo forum* entitled Am I a Rebel? Find out here! is the heading, “I’m continuing last year’s NaNo, or another work I’ve been writing on before November. Am I … Continue reading

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Words in the Dark

Words in the Dark: Post 1 Welcome back to my blog. Over the last four months, during my return to authorhood, I’ve posted articles about author, artist, or educator interviews adventure and travel gardening health photo challenges book challenges The … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Write a Fresh NaNoWriMo Novel Every Year

A writer friend told me about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) ten years ago. I’ve been obsessed with the event ever since. As the NaNoWriMo community gears up for another November of marathon writing, I am excited to partake, but … Continue reading

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New Horizons

Snippets of an Author’s Life: Post 14 This is the final post of the summer 2016 blog series Snippets of an Author’s Life. Many thanks to my regular subscribers and to new followers for checking in on this blog. In … Continue reading

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