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Creative Juice #161

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Creative Juice #161

All kinds of good stuff.

  • Basel, Switzerland. Or Basel, France. Or Basel, Germany.
  • A watercolorist’s process. Her roses are amazing.
  • Beautiful paintings.
  • Following an obsession with Magritte.
  • You know God is capable of giving you a miracle, but it doesn’t happen. How do you respond to that?
  • How to be smarter.
  • I wish I had a cute little quilting studio like this one.
  • The power of a tree to comfort.
  • If you follow this blog, you know I’m a fan of Inktober, the drawing challenge that comes around every October. Here’s an article about another participant’s experience from three years ago (but still timely).
  • Speaking of challenges, NaNoWriMo is coming up next month. Have you ever wanted to write a novel?
  • I don’t really want to be a millionaire, but I think the suggestions in this article could help anyone have a better life.
  • I am such a fan of Fair Isle sweaters.

Video of the Week #114: Time to Think About NaNoWriMo

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Video of the Week #114: Time to Think About NaNoWriMo

Is it worth it to even think about writing a draft of a novel in a month? Here are four authors who would say Yes!

In the Meme Time: Get it Down

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In the Meme Time: Get it Down

For all the NaNoWriMo participants:words-meme

NaNoWriMo Final Update 2015

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Total wordage: 43,866. Today’s words: 1155.

I’m 6134 words short of my goal of 50,000.

My average words per day were 1462, a couple hundred shy of the 1667 required to meet the goal, but significantly up from last year’s average of 940 words per day.

I might, if I have the opportunity and the energy, try for some more words tonight.

Or I might not. I’m ready for NaNoWriMo to be over.

What I learned: 1667 words a day is possible. I actually exceeded that number nine times this month. It’s just hard to keep it up 30 days in a row.

I’m glad I spent an advance month writing 30 pages of notes. It only took me so far, though.

I’m looking forward to doing it again next year. Next year I’m going to hit 50,000.

How did you do? Feel free to give your stats in the comments.

NaNoWriMo Update, Day 29

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Total wordage: 42,711. Today’s words: 1881.

I wrote the words “The End” today–not because I’m finished with this first draft, but because I knew what the epilogue had to be and wrote it today. I’m not really finished with the ending (got stuck), and the middle is a murky, confused mess, but I’ll deal with that later.

Chances are slim that I’ll make it to the desired 50,000 words tomorrow. But I’d really be pleased if I could hit 45,000. Nevertheless, I am 14,499 words past what I wrote last November. That’s progress, right?

NaNoWriMo Update, Day 28

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Total wordage: 40,830 words. Yay, I finally broke 40,000! Today’s words, 1285.

The ending is coming along. The middle is a mess. They tell me that’s typical for a first draft. I’d hate to be atypical.

NaNoWriMo Update, Day 27

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Total wordage: 39,545. Today’s words: 1250.