ten years ago: January 20, 2008

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Sometimes I like photos from my @ten.years.ago Instagram project so much that I want to put them somewhere in a higher resolution. January 20, 2008 was my mama’s birthday, so we went out to the farm to see her, and while we were there I took pictures, surveyed the damage from the December ice storm, saw some floofy horses and poked around the abandoned house where my dad grew up and my siblings spent their earliest years.

Lots more photos here.

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January 17, 2018

We have had some extremely cold temperatures lately. Single digits and subzero wind chills. Harsh, but beautiful stuff.

More photos here.

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I’m going to be sharing a lot more publicly over on Patreon this year, so pop over and give me a follow if you want to! 

More here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/16328754 

 

NaNoWriMo 2017: Days 22 – 27

IMG_20171126_114350_812.jpgSo, uh, I wrote 6,197 words yesterday and two of them were “The End.”

finalBacking up a moment, I also wrote on the 22nd, 25 and 26th. I sometimes look at this spreadsheet and think: Golly, if I wrote like this straight through, I could finish in 21 days! But you gotta take days off, or I do, anyway.

I haven’t experienced a November without NaNoWriMo since I was 16 years old. I wonder what they’re like? I’m open to maybe… MAYBE taking next year off. I’ve never even been open to that before. November is a great month and sometimes I feel like it happens without me.

We’ll see how I feel next year!

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50042 / 50000 words. 100% done!

 

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NaNoWriMo 2017: Days 17 – 21

I didn’t write on the 17th. I did other admin chores and Shaun and I had a date night. It was super.

I wrote 3,510 words on the 18th, a fair amount of it doing sprints with my friend Summer and the NaNoWordSprints twitter. I killed a character, I rarely ever do that!

I didn’t write on the 19th.

IMG_20171120_091640-01.jpgI wrote 2,404 words on the 20th, more sprints with Summer & NaNoWordSprints.

I wrote 2,333 words on the 21st. A lot of it was going back and adding scenes because I feel like I’m hurtling towards the end of my story and I still have about 14k words to go. I definitely left plenty of room earlier in the story for character building, though. I still have loads to work with.

Here’s the last sentence I wrote:

“You’ve made quite a mistake,” she said.

All told I have written 8,247 words since I last made a wordpress update.


 

36302 / 50000 words. 73% done!

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NaNoWriMo 2017: Day 16

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I wrote a lot yesterday. 2,922 words. It’s going okay. I accidentally killed off a character, which is rare for me. I hope I don’t regret it!

My typos are still outrageous. decied, esttates,  Pilomena, conicide, imput, arrnage, undertandable.

Here’s the last sentence I wrote:

“Of,” she blubbered, “course.”

I’ll probably be a bit more scarce here over the next week or so. Got to take care of some non-novelling things!

 

 

28055 / 50000 words. 56% done!

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NaNoWriMo 2017: Day 15

Halfway there! I struggled to get started and I only wrote 1041 words yesterday, but I did pass 25k so I’m still on track!

IMG_20171115_072501.jpgI haven’t done the laundry once this month. NaNoWriMo traditions! I really need to do it, though. :\

 

The last sentence I wrote:

Alida placed hers on the vanity table.

 

 

25133 / 50000 words. 50% done!

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NaNoWriMo 2017: Day 14

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Once again, I really didn’t want to write, but then I did and I got 2,399 words. They were super full of typos, though, the most red-squiggly-lined writing sessions of the month.

Here are my favorite typos of the day: responisibilties, wildnerness, conincidence. They’re especially great if you say them aloud. The great thing about the coincidence typo is that I made it MULTIPLE TIMES. 

When Shaun got home we walked to our polling location and voted and got to come home at sunset, which was very satisfying.

The last sentence I wrote:

One of old Mr. Thwaite’s dear friends shot the creature.

 

 

24092 / 50000 words. 48% done!

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NaNoWriMo 2017: Day 13

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I basically went from “I guess I won’t be writing at all today!” to “Oh! I just wrote 2,824 words.”  It was a rough start. I’m having another rough start today, to the extent that writing this blog post feels like treading water. I don’t know what else to say. Things are hard and then they’re easier and then they’re hard again but I’m pretty sure they’ll be easier again, too.

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I got my Vistaquest VQ1005 camera out. The way it makes the world look cheers me up.

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The last sentence I wrote:

She wasn’t sure if she wanted the coziness of falling into a familiar book or the more riveting excitement of reading something for the first time.

 

 

21693 / 50000 words. 43% done!

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NaNoWriMo 2017: Days 11 & 12

I didn’t write on Saturday.

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Yesterday, we took care of some weekend chores and then I wrote a couple of half hours. The first one went really well, I got 1038 words, the second one, not quite as good with 825. It was very mindless writing. I’m definitely in the terrible week twos, which is really whatever week it is that takes me from 15k to 30k and then things get a little bit easier. I have a handful of scenes I want to have happen, but I don’t actually know everything that’s going on yet. I accidentally skipped a scene but I’m holding onto it, I’ll go back and write it at the end if I need the words and I’ve taken note of where it should go. This is The Slog and I just have to get through it.

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The last sentence I wrote:

Her hands were shaking as she dropped the stockings on the floor.

 

 

18869 / 50000 words. 38% done!

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