Wait, Wha…? It’s December? or, I Won NaNo!

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Wow.  Big picture.  As I'm sitting here, still not done with my morning coffee, I decide to leave it because...  I WON NANO!  I'm still not quite sure what happened. For those of you reading this, wondering what the heck I'm talking about, National Novel Writing Month is every year in the month of November.  Here's five things I've learned: Laundry is sneaky.  It will pile up and multip...
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Join Me At ChiWriMo!

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  It's November, the time of the keyboards singing and the turkey tryptophaning and the avoidance of the holiday madness until after Black Friday, thankyouverymuch. It's National Novel Writing Month, Dear Reader, and yours truly is one of the volunteer Municipal Liaisons, or MLs, for the Chicago Region.  My main duty is to help host write-ins, which are big parties where magic happens....
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Two for Tuesday

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I was looking for a lolcat to adorn my post today, so I asked Google, "lolcats all of thems."  This is one of the ones that came up and since I guffawed out loud - sorry, "lol'd," I figured I'd better use it.Why?Because lolcats.ANYway.  I have not one but TWO posts for you today!The first is at the Chicago Region of National Novel Writing Month.  Just because you didn't "win" NaNo d...
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Sunday Box Talk: NaNo and Marathons

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It's the 17th and the month is half over.  I know some of us, myself among them, have not written as much as we'd hope at the bright start of NaNoWriMo.  But it ain't over til it's over and there's still time to write.  It doesn't matter what happened the past 16 days.  We can't change them.  We can't go back and do them over.  We can't do them differently.  They...
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