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Camp NaNoWriMo July 2018 Recap

I think this NaNoWriMo event was the nail in my coffin… for NaNoWriMo. This post requires a little background about the monster that’s been living in my head. I’m not happy with Missing Auggie. This book has been a bit of a beast for me. It’s not an Austen modernization. It’s my own idea, andRead more

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June Recap

I’ve just returned from my trip to New Orleans. I hope you got to see some of the posts I did on Instagram and Facebook about my trip, but that trip was the biggest event that happened this month. Let’s get into the June recap! Modern Persuasion is officially put aside as I focus onRead more

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May Monthly Review – What A Difference A Year Makes

May, as I expected was a crazy month. I started outlining this entry as I sat looking at my writer’s bible, trying to decide what I needed to do next. I looked at each task, checked off on my to-do list, and realized it was time to focus on Kraulaak and Missing Auggie. So, here’sRead more

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Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 – Am I Going to Win?

It’s hard to say if I’m going to win Camp NaNoWriMo this April. One main reason is that I’m not done with the month. The other might be that I don’t really have a measurable goal. Today we’re going to discuss what I have worked on, what I ignored, and where my head has beenRead more

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March in Review

Just when I thought I got through the toughest part of winter (February), Mother Nature asks us to hold her beer and delivers a bunch of blizzards. For me, this means snow days and being at home. I can be either super productive or incredibly lazy on snow days, especially when it turns into TWORead more

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Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 Plans

It’s time for another round of “What’s Sara going to write this April?” This year is pretty momentous. The first time I did the April Camp NaNoWriMo is when I wrote the novel I’m publishing this year, Phi Alpha Pi. With my failing to reach a goal over the last two years, I’m trying somethingRead more

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February In Review

This is the last blog post in the shortest month of the year. I’m going to try something new on this blog, as it really begins to focus on my writing and publishing. At the end of each month, I’m going to share what’s been going on with writing and production of books. What hasRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2018 Reflection

It was a crazy November this year.  This NaNoWriMo was probably my most productive ever.  Yes, I did hit the 50,000 word goal, but that’s not really a challenge for me.  Today I’m going to reflect on the goals I set for myself in November, how they evolved, and what comes next. I had threeRead more

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NaNoWriMo: When All Your Plans Change

I think most people who have heard me talk or read this blog long enough to get to know me know I’m very goal oriented.  A friend, who has since passed away, often complained that I was so goal oriented that I rarely stopped to enjoy my success before I was on to the nextRead more

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Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo: Flying By the Seat of My Pants

Back in November 2014, just a few months after I wrote Modern Persuasion, I decided to take on my first mystery story.  For the first time I had a completely original idea.  I wasn’t basing it on fan fiction and I wasn’t using Jane Austen as my model.  I had my own, original characters.  IRead more