Lessons Learned and Going Forward

Nanowrimo is almost over for another year, although it was over for me over a week ago when I finished my 50,000 words.  Despite hitting my goals it didn’t turn out quite the way I expected.  I had all these hopes of spending time with my fellow Nano’s in the form of chats, write-ins and various other mixer-type events. As it turned out, I only made it to one event the entire month (although I do expect to attend the TGIO party) and two chats.  From that perspective, Nano this year was a bust. Fortunately, the networking aspect is not the only measure of Nanowrimo for me.  I have to look closely at those things that I actually learned over the […]

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It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s been another interesting week, but in a good way for a change.  I’m still limping along without my laptop (no that’s not any of the good news).  In fact, that will probably be status quo for the next several weeks (unfortunately).  I’m starting to wonder if the whole laptop thing is really worth it.  At least when I had a desktop, I could fix it myself.  I didn’t need to get someone else to send it away for repairs. Enough complaining, though.  As I was saying, a few good things happened.  Number one with a bullet is I finished the Nanowrimo challenge.  Once again, I was able to get done in 20 days.  My final total was 50,076.  I […]

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NanoWriMo, The Real Story (or Nano, Week 2)

I have a confession to make.  Last week wasn’t quite as rosy as I made it out to be. I honestly wasn’t out to fool anyone, but as it turned out, I forgot about the problem until after my post was complete.  You’re probably thinking that the problem wasn’t anything much.  Maybe I forgot to call my mom, or I missed a day of writing for Nanowrimo. As it turns out, while it’s not anything dire, it is something that should be at the front of my mind right now.  You see, my laptop went back into the shop last week.  Yup, once again, that most critical of tools is on the fritz for the second time in three months. Pretty good timing, don’t you […]

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