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Re: First Time Authors

Postby SquarePeg » Sat May 18, 2019 6:02 am

Thanks for your support! I chose November because of NaNoWriMo. The only thing, it's not a novel -- it's a "psuedo parody diet" book.
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby inspiresuccess » Sat May 18, 2019 1:25 pm

SquarePeg wrote:it's a "psuedo parody diet" book.
That sounds like fun!
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby Elaine Glimme » Tue May 21, 2019 3:58 pm

I hope nanowrimo works for you. I'll try to support your writing the way you supported me. This is exciting.
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby SquarePeg » Tue May 28, 2019 3:25 pm

Thank you! Now to combat those pesky obstacles....
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby inspiresuccess » Tue May 28, 2019 6:34 pm

SquarePeg wrote: Now to combat those pesky obstacles....

Which are.......? What can we help you with?
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby Elaine Glimme » Wed May 29, 2019 9:00 am

Square Peg, there's a camp Nanowrimo coming up for the month of July. it similar to November's Nanowrimo, except that you can choose your goal. It doesn't have to be 50,000 words. And you can set your goal for minutes, hours and some other things I can't remember. Also, you get cabin mates if you want. You can talk to cabin mates the same way we talk on Barbara's Boards. I'm in a cabin with two other people, friends from a couple of years back. You could join our cabin if you want. If you get assigned to a cabin at random, you'll get - I think - twelve cabin mates. I find cabin mates very encouraging.

Anyway, just a suggestion,
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Re: First Time Authors

Postby SquarePeg » Wed May 29, 2019 5:47 pm

Hi Elaine, I found https://campnanowrimo.org/ so I see that it's not a physical camp but a virtual one. That's nice!

One reason for deferring until November was so that I could participate in the official / proper NaNoWriMo. There are other reasons, as well:
  • November is the month I'm accustomed to writing in.
  • November is when daylight hours lessen and I need ample distraction from the resulting depression.
  • November is when a big program at work should be fully into production and won't need my attention.
  • November should see me "fully cured" of whatever malaise I've been experiencing.(1)
But there is still the main obstacle, which stems from my wife's numerous and bizarre health issues. (Thank you for asking, inspiresuccess.)

Maybe I can start in August or September at the earliest.

(1) If you've followed the weigh-ins on my blog, you'll notice that I lost about 25 pounds and 5% body fat since the beginning of the year, and I went down at least two waist sizes. That will enable me to, once again, burn the candle at both ends.
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