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Welcome by Caro | Oct 5, 2015 “Finally!” – Me eIt’s Publication Day. There may be a point where all of this becomes a bit old hat – I wouldn’t mind if it became slightly more routine because I’ve done it often enough – but...
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Whither Autumn?

Welcome by Caro | Oct 5, 2015 “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ― Albert Camus I’d love to see autumn leaves. I adore the crunch under my feet, the rich red and golds spread out on the ground. I have great memories as a child of helping...
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I also managed to complete one of my knitting projects. I started myLeaf Press Shawl the day after Christmas, having just bound off my Advent Shawl.

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NaNoWriMo: The Day After Hangover

Did we really just do that? Did we really just sit down and attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days? Did we worry about making our daily word count? Did we sneak in writing time whenever we could, including a few places that we would normally never consider? Welcome...

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 30

“Victory belongs to the most persevering.” — Napoleon Bonaparte Word counts are due to the NaNo site tonight by 11:59 PM your time zone. Do yourself a favor and get them posted early because the site will see some heavy traffic as midnight starts to...

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NaNoWrimo Inspiration: Day 29

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead Two days left. Come Tuesday morning, NaNoWriMo 2015 will be behind us, win or lose. Today, though, we write....

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 28

“You can have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.” — Oprah Winfrey

Funny, I keep telling my characters that. At this point, they’re not particularly interested in listening. But they’re in the middle of the book, so they do not know the pain which lies ahead of them. My hero, especially. He has no understanding how out of his depth he is. Naturally this is going to cause considerable pain, especially to the heroine, who is falling for him despite her logical instints that tell her otherwise. ::cackles evilly::

Character torture. Gotta love it.

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 27

“Decisions are made by those who show up.” — Aaron Sorkin So we’re now facing the last four days of November and the frantic race for the finish line of NaNoWriMo. Whether yesterday was a good writing day for you or things went by the wayside due to family commitments, that doesn’t matter. Today is a new day and it’s time to get back to work and show up at the page. Behind or ahead, today is the day to recommit to what you’re trying to achieve.

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 26

“Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.” — Author Unknown Here in the US, it’s Thanksgiving, a day to overeat, watch too much football, make bets on what family grievances will be aired and try not to strangle your relatives and...

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 25

Ink on paper is as beautiful to me as flowers on the mountains; God composes, why shouldn’t we? — Audra Foveo-Alba I love words on the page. What’s more, I love words on the page that I’ve put there. I like watching the letters form on the screen,...

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 24

If you don’t allow yourself the possibility of writing something very, very bad, it would be hard to write something very good. — Steven Galloway I’ve won NaNoWriMo most of the years I’ve sat down to do the madness. I love much of what I’ve...

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 23

I’m very proud of my flops, as much as of my successes. — Francis Ford Coppola I’m going to be writing a lot about failure this week because we are staring down the end of NaNo, and I know there are some folks at this point who are struggling mightily. I...

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NaNoInspiration: Day 22

Writing a book is a adventure. To begin with it is a toy and amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him...

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