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{WRAPPING UP THE YEAR} farewell to 2017

Christmas music is playing in my ears right now as I scroll through my blog, looking at the archives, reading old comments, and realizing how far I’ve come since last year.   In other words, hello, I’m back! Merry Christmas! December was a rather insane month, and it seems like forever since I’ve been blogging.   Before 2017 vanishes, I want to look back at the year one more time. There was SO MUCH that happened in this year that…



{NOVEMBER WRAP UP} nano happened + hiatus notice

    OKAY WHO STOLE 2017???? Because DECEMBER is here *screams* While that means Advent and Christmas it also means NEW YEARS which = 2018 —> and I am NOT ready for 2018. (mainly because I’m still recovering from being overwhelmed by 2017 so I’m not ready for the overwhelming-ness of 2018 xD)         This month was, obviously, one word: NaNoWriMo. I was going to do a daily vlog thing (I’ve seen Katie and Savannah do this),…


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{NANO PIT STOP #4} dear writer, be thankful and rejoice

Dear writer,   It’s been a long month. It’s been a crazy month of writing and not sleeping and wrestling with characters and filling plot holes and living on caffeine and chocolate.   Coming into this final week of nano, I know you’re tired. I know you need to push through the empty well of creativity and inspiration and get to the finish line.   But, before you head back to your novel today, take a moment to be thankful…



{NANO PIT STOP #3} creativity is fragile

  Creativity is fragile. Going into the last weeks of nano (gosh, the month is flying by :P), I want to talk about how to protect Creativity (for the purposes of this post, I’m going to refer to creativity with a capital C)   First, understand that Creativity is not a muscle. It’s not something you flex and strengthen. It doesn’t get sore. It’s not like working out, and when your body starts to ache, you know that if you…


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{NANO PIT STOP #2} 5 ways to make nano less stressful

Hello my frens, and welcome to the second post in my nanowrimo 2017 series! I hope you all thrived this week writing? Hmm…. *squints* At least survived?   Anywho, today I challenge you with a question:   How can nano be less stressful?     For basically every writer, nanowrimo is a synonym for stress. It means writing in the car, after midnight, while doing laundry and doing homework and consuming a ton of caffeine because you don’t have time…


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