Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

Sitrep and NaNoWriMo wrap-up

Yep, yep. By writing this post, I’m ruining my chances as a serious contender for world’s least consistent blogger. So be it. December starts tomorrow, which means it’s one month until 2018. My last post was a “happy new year … Continue reading

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nanowrimo day 25: why nano?

Confession: it’s day 25 of National Novel Writing month, and I’ve only written 10,500 words–just a fifth of what I’m supposed to have done when it all ends early next week. If you’re judging by word count alone, then I’m … Continue reading

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lessons learned from pitchapalooza

When I woke up this morning, Pitchapalooza had already ended, with winners announced. Participating has been a ride from the get-go. The euphoria of being selected as one of 25 contenders. The discomfort of stepping outside myself to ask friends, … Continue reading

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GOTV

Only one more day of NaNoWriMo’s Pitchapalooza, so get out the vote: Katherine Parker Richmond and The Door to Yesterday.

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pitchapalooza

One of the most perplexing vicissitudes of life–for me, at least–is that something exciting and affirming can also be a source of dread and self-doubt. I speak, in particular, of my participation in NaNoWriMo’s Pitchapalooza. After spending more than two … Continue reading

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be true to your work, your word, and your friend

Having loyal, long-lasting friends is an immeasurable blessing. I’m finding this out in new and humbling ways during my first faltering attempts at promoting The Door to Yesterday. I’ve posted, blogged, and tweeted about my entry for NaNoWriMo’s 2015 Pitchapalooza, … Continue reading

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THIS IS BIG

Yeah, I know I just did the virtual equivalent of yelling, which is ordinarily bad manners, but trust me–right now I’m even louder in person. In fact, my husband and kids thought I’d seen a mouse because I’m shouting. Squealing. … Continue reading

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