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Author Archives: Leslie
Time to marinate
I was looking at the new NaNoWriMo website that they are trying to launch and I ran across my old NaNo projects. The first year that I participated was way back in 2011! That’s almost 8 years ago! And you know what else I saw? The novel that I had tried to write (and failedContinue reading “Time to marinate”
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As always, if you use any of these I would LOVE to read it! Happy writing!
Who would you be if you stopped making excuses?
@thechampagnediet on IG I listened to the Style Your Mind podcast this morning about resolutions and wow! This question ☝🏼 really stuck with me. Resolutions aren’t the end result, they are the action steps we need to take to become who we want to be.
Reflections and Resolution
Wow! How did 15 days of 2019 already slip by? Well, I had intended to do this post earlier, but here we are. I watched Kim Chance’s video collaboration with Megan Olivier on YouTube about reflections and resolutions and wanted to do them for myself! So, I hope you enjoy as I look back atContinue reading “Reflections and Resolution”
Writing after a hiatus
First thing I want to say is that no matter who you are, writing each and every day can seem like a really difficult thing to accomplish. And for many many many people, it is. Whether it is your job, your family, or just life in general (I’m looking at you Elf on the Shelf),Continue reading “Writing after a hiatus”
As I talked about in my previous post about reflecting on this year’s NaNoWriMo journey, I realized that I didn’t sit down on November 1st with enough information about my story. This led to a number of really difficult days where the words would come because I was not only writing, I was brainstorming as well, andContinue reading “Creating Characters”
November has finally come and gone, and with it, another NaNoWriMo season. Writing 50k words in one month seems daunting enough, but adding in my Master’s thesis project and life in general, it was pretty rough. In the end, though, I accomplished everything that I set out to accomplish in November, including winning NaNoWriMo andContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2018”
Killing My Darlings
In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” ― William Faulkner “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” —Stephen King This November I’m double dipping in the creative well. My NaNoWriMo project is also my thesis project for my Master’s in Creative Writing. So,Continue reading “Killing My Darlings”
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NaNoWriMo is hard!
NaNo is hard! I’ve participated a few times over the course of the past few years and the first year I failed and gave up after only 10,000 or so words. This year, though I’m on a streak of two years of winning, so I’m hoping to keep it going. Today I’ve officially launched myContinue reading “NaNoWriMo is hard!”