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2019 July Camp NaNo Prep and Notes on Lake Havesu

I spent two hours making these Camp NaNo Mason Jar salads this evening. Later I’ll make two jars of fridge oatmeal. If the writing goes well, I hope to convert bags of pluots and apricots into freezer jam. After finishing … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2018 Eighteenth Day and Notes On Oceanside and Alice Waters

Although my November has been fraught with interruptions like four glorious days in Oceanside with family and distractions like flu shots, movies (Nutcracker and the Four Realms and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (twice)), four USO hats last week, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2018 First Day

Food alert. My plan is in place. Is yours? I’ve participated in about eleven NaNoWriMos. The National Novel Writing Month in November is a writing signpost for me. My compass is tuned to it. If I’m not planning for one … Continue reading

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Foment and Feast for NaNoWriMo 2017

Food plan alert. Mine is in work. Is yours? I’ve participated in how many NaNoWriMos? Ten, eleven or twelve? I’ve not finished a couple that’s for sure. I’m not traveling this fall, so I hope that bodes well for a successful … Continue reading

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A Feast for NaNoWriMo 2016

Food plan alert. Mine is ready. Is yours? I’ve participated in how many NaNoWriMos? Nine, ten, eleven? The National Novel Writing Month in November is a writing signpost for me. My compass is somehow always tuned to it. If I’m not … Continue reading

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2014 NaNoWriMo “Everything is Jake” Plan

NaNoWriMo founder, Chris Baty, said about the very first NaNoWriMo in 1999 “We had taken the cloistered, agonized novel-writing process and transformed it into something that was half literary marathon and half block party.” (No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty) It’s … Continue reading

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French Cloche Cap Writing Totem for NaNoWriMo 2013

NaNoWriMo founder, Chris Baty, defines a “Writing Totem” as “wearable, writing-enhancing objects…helps you transition…into the fictional realms you’ve created” and demonstrates that writing 50K words in 30 days “is a fun, somewhat ridiculous creative exercise.” It also “provides a visual cue … Continue reading

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