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Posted October 30, 2008 By LifeIsChange

After I quit smoking in 1996, I barely wrote anything for almost a complete year.  I’d always associated smoking with writing, and it took me a long time to reestablish new habits that felt natural to me.  One of those habits was Totino’s Pizza Rolls.  Just imagining the taste of them inspired me to write. […]

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End of Day Two

Posted November 2, 2008 By LifeIsChange

This is going well.  I reached 5004 words at about 9:30 tonight.  That’s three words more than three days’ worth, in two days.  I’m very happy with that. I was also pleased to notice, when I exported what I’ve written so far into a Word document (from yWriter, which is the software I write in) […]

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A Kick In The Ass For Day Seven

Posted November 8, 2008 By LifeIsChange

BTC’s comment on my Day Two post was just what I needed (thank you, BTC!).  I started out at a great pace for the first two days of NaNoWriMo.  I was thrilled and excited and very pleased with myself. And then Sunday night, I accidentally glutened myself with my hair color.  That, mixed with not […]

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Writing Buddies, Write-Ins, and Word Wars

Posted November 14, 2008 By LifeIsChange

I went to a very fun write-in tonight.  The closest NaNo regions to me are a bit of a drive – about an hour to one area and an hour and a half to the other.  I drove to a couple write-ins last year, but this year, I thought I would like to try and […]

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Because. I. Can.

Posted November 30, 2008 By LifeIsChange

Finishing NaNoWriMo with over 50,000 words this year was about so much more than writing 50,000 words. Looking back at the numbers from past years, I see that after the first two years, the percentage of NaNo participants who actually crossed the 50K finish line ranges from 14% to 17%. It’s an accomplisment to be […]

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Feeling Crappy, Screwups, and Decisions

Posted October 10, 2009 By LifeIsChange

1.  Feeling Crappy Turns out, I didn’t have a hangover the other day.  It was the beginning of my PMDD/Migraine/Depression/Misery Days.  At least they don’t drag on for as long as they used to.  There’s that.  It was particularly rough this time, though, and the inner critic really capitalized on the opportunity to run rampant.  I […]

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Wready To Wrimo

Posted October 31, 2009 By LifeIsChange

I am Wready to Wrimo! I have a murder (both method and motive), a person living under an assumed identity, a love story, a breakup, a child with questionable paternity, and a lot of other exciting stuff. I have my yWriter file set up with chapters and scenes ready to write, as well as notes […]

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Turning Points, Part II: NaNoWriMo

Posted December 26, 2009 By LifeIsChange

As I said in my last post, in the past two months or so (a little less, actually), there have been some huge, major turning points in my life, including but not limited to: Getting started on ADD meds My second NaNoWriMo win Decluttering and repairs at home . . . And my visit with […]

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Strange(r) Theme For NaBloPoMo

Posted March 1, 2010 By LifeIsChange

I know; I must be nuts.  I’m seriously planning to do NaBloPoMo this month, despite the zillion and one other things I’ve committed myself to. It’s the theme for March that got me.  The email announcing the theme said, “The theme for next month’s 31-day blogging challenge is STRANGE(R). All kinds of oddities are up […]

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So, while asking myself whether I should or shouldn’t participate in NaNoWriMo this year, because I’ve got a lot on my plate, getting ready for my move early next year, I’ve also been planning my novel. I guess that’s my answer. It’ll be my seventh NaNoWriMo, and hopefully my third win.  It’s become such a […]

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NaNoWriMo Number Seven, and Tools

Posted November 30, 2010 By LifeIsChange

Yay!!  Win number three, and one day early, no less!  I’m kind of amazed, actually, especially since there must have been a dozen times during the month that I decided to quit.  Some of those times, I was only going to quit this year’s NaNo, and other times, I was going to quit writing altogether, […]

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Connections With Those We’ve Never Met

Posted June 1, 2011 By LifeIsChange

So, I decided to participate in NaBloPoMo for June.  It seems like a good month for it, as far as my work schedule and time availability.  The theme for June is “Fan”.  I’m not sure I’ll stay on theme all month, but it will be fun to try.  Thinking of the word “fan”, though, reminded […]

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Catching Up

Posted September 30, 2011 By LifeIsChange

Oh, there have been SO many things I’ve wanted to blog about lately, but life is still kind of sped-up for me right now.  I’ll continue to be busy-busy-busy for at least the next couple months.  Not that busy-busy-busy is bad, mind you.  It’s just . . . well . . . very busy. So, […]

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My NotReallyNaNoWriMo 2011

Posted October 21, 2011 By LifeIsChange

I wrestled quite a bit about whether to participate in NaNoWriMo this year, because there is so much going on during the month of November.  SS and I will be in Florida for a week, for our Commitment Ceremony.  We’ve not only been planning the ceremony and reception for months, but now, of course, we […]

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So, November is National Health Blog Post Month.  I didn’t actually know about this until today (and wouldn’t have been able to fully participate anyway, because of everything else that has been happening this month), but what a neat idea.  (I did receive emails about it, but didn’t have a chance to look into it […]

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NaNoWriMo, Here I Come Again!

Posted October 26, 2016 By LifeIsChange

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) happens every November! I originally participated in NaNoWriMo from 2004 through 2010, when I lived in Florida, winning 2008, 2009, and 2010. In 2011, I moved to New Jersey! From early 2011 until some time in the late summer of 2016, it felt as if we lived through a series […]

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Happy Blogiversary to Me!

Posted October 28, 2016 By LifeIsChange

Eight years ago today, I began writing LifeIsChange over at wordpress dot com. Wow. I’ve been working this last week or so on bringing those old posts back, and in the process, have been re-reading them. So much has changed in eight years. While I was aware that huge change was happening, I don’t think I […]

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NaNo 2016, Day Three

Posted November 3, 2016 By LifeIsChange

I must say, I’m pleased with my progress so far. I’m at 7208 words. The target word count for the end of Day Three (at 1667 words each day) is 5001. I started out with a good Day One (4769), but Day Two wasn’t so good (I only added 442 words). Today I’ve been feeling […]

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