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Self-Direction

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As many of you know, I teach online classes in addition to my Evil Day Job.  The semester is winding down for me and this is the point when it becomes so painfully apparent that online classes are NOT for everyone.  Why is that?  Well excluding the fact that a number of students are under […]

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Wanted: Kick In The Pants

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I started off November kicking butt.  I had a really strong first week and a half on NaNo before real life set in, as it always does.  I have continued to kick butt on all the lecture writing, to the point that I’m down to one lecture (which I hope to be finishing this afternoon).  […]

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Final October Novel Push Initiative Report

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Well October’s Novel Push Initiative has officially CLOSED.  The numbers were truly impressive with a total collective word count of 177,266!   That’s two full length novels in 30 days!  I think we all did a good job establishing better, more consistent writing habits over the course of October.  Of the lot of us, the […]

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Resisting Temptation

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November 1st is on the horizon.  I have my plan.  The ultimate goal for this coming month that will help to save my sanity over Christmas break and the following the semester.  I’m going to finish those lectures and the novella.  And maybe do some work on the Draft 2 outline for HiS.  I’m not […]

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Novel Push Initiative: Week 3 Report (Late)

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I’m late posting this, but I was chasing after word counts and got busy I’m going to give abbreviated reports of totals as I burned the crap out of my hand yesterday and it isn’t too easy to type just now.  For the period of October 21st through 27th, our high day goes to Keri […]

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Novel Push Initiative: Week 2 Report

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Okay I’m a few days late writing this up.  I had to chase down a few last words and have been very busy.  I am sad to say we’ve lost a few more folks to revisions, plotting, and the dreaded H1N1.  Still there was butt kickage on the words this week.  Daily and weekly high […]

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The Adventures of Id, Ego, and Superego

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that I cannot get out the door of Casa De Paw Print (after all the rain and the perpetually soggy ground, this is the new name of my house) at a reasonable time.  The wiping of the paws after the dogs do their morning constitutional simply takes time.  That […]

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Novel Push Initiative: Week 1 Update

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I cannot sing the praises enough of this batch of NPI participants.  Out of a whole bunch of newbs who were only expected to get 250 words a day, we’ve had truly outstanding wordcounts.  Highest overall count goes to Julie K. (aka Selestial) with a whopping 11,947 words!  Highest single day goes to Francesca with […]