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Tough Times Make Tough People

“Abby, how’s the writing going? You haven’t posted a new blog in a while,” a friend mentioned to me. I guess it has been a while since my last post. Four months. Truth is, I haven’t done much writing. These last few months I’ve gone through depression. I lost interest in the things I loved …

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My First NaNoWriMo

It’s about that time of year again! National Novel Writing Month starts at midnight. Writers from around the world will attempt the daunting task of writing a 50,000-word novel in just one month. I’ve never participated in this event…until now. This will be my first year, and I must admit I’m a little scared. My …

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Meet Tom and Christy

You met Ava and Mack in my last blog post. Now, I’d like to introduce you to Tom and Christy, the other two characters in the new book I’m writing. Name: Tom Dunken Nicknames: Age: 47 Height: 6’1 Physical appearance: Long blond hair, long beard, always wearing an old pair of jeans, and a Carhartt …

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Meet Ava and Mack

Meet two of the four characters in the book I’m writing now. You might notice some of the questions are not answered and that’s because they either don’t apply to the character or it would give away part of the mystery in the story. Some of these things might change as I continue writing. The …

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Inspiration Struck

This is for you, Rachael. I’m posting after dinner instead of in the middle of the night. Anyway… These past couple months have been rough. I haven’t had much energy to do much reading or writing. My heart and mind just wasn’t in it but was elsewhere. I got tired of it and needed a …

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It’s November!!!

I know I’m busy writing and all, but I had to stop and write a blog post. Today is a very important day. Writers know what I’m talking about! Today is National Author’s Day! Also, November is National Novel Writing Month, which means NaNoWriMo has officially started! For those of you who don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, let me …

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The Voices In My Head

Writing a book is hard and, at times, very frustrating. I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love writing, but I wonder if I write more because I love to or if because I feel like I need to… Sometimes I feel like I have an obsessive-compulsive disorder when it comes to writing. I’m currently …

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Happy Friday!

After nearly five years, my book is done! I finally finished writing Lucky Star. It’s about 75,000 words and 205 pages. It should be a little longer after I edit it. I’m going to take a few days off and begin editing next week. This is the best birthday present I could ever give myself …

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One Week!!!

The deadline I have for my book is in exactly one week—Friday, May 16th. I’m currently at about 65,000 words and I have about three more chapters to write! 🙂 I almost thought I wasn’t going to meet my deadline because I have been sick all week, and I have a hard time writing when …

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Random Thoughts

“Show, don’t tell”- Every writer has heard those words. Maybe even learned about it in a class. It’s essential for Fiction writers to show their readers rather than tell, but it’s not always easy to show them what you’re talking about. Most writers would agree, it is a lot easier to tell than to show. …

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