• Sundry Posts

    Blogging is Not for Wimps

    I have learned some new things this year. Blogging is one of them. To say that I’ve learned to blog is, perhaps, not quite true. I’ve created a blog and even have have several posts, some even with comments. I’ve learned that SEO (search engine optimization) is a good thing. I’m not sure how to use it but I know what it is. Another thing I’ve learned is that blogging is tough. Or at least can be. I’ve struggled with how often to post and the content of what my blog is about. I poured over the type of blog I would create and the template for my blog. I’ve…

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    April Writing Challenge

    Camp NaNoWriMo I like the idea of goals.  Having specific goals with deadlines can give you the motivation and drive to keep going. This can be a so-so thing for me. I often make goals that end in failure. Either I set my sights too high or, more commonly, I just didn’t stay focused on the goal. One thing that did work for me was NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing month. This is a month long writing challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel set in November. I decided that this was my year when I signed up in November. And I was right. Yes it was difficult but I learned…

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    Ready, Set, Go…

    Today I outlined the last two novels in my trilogy that I never thought I would write as I originally thought it would be a stand alone novel. Its interesting the things that evolve when you write everyday. I am gearing up for April’s Camp NaNoWriMo. At this point I am ready to write even though it doesn’t start for several more days. I have built worlds and even done some research. Not a lot but definitely more than I did for my original novel. Before November I discovered an interesting way to outline to get started. I was anxious about attempting something as big as a novel, never having…