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7 Unfortunate Truths about Turning 30

After a decade filled with moments best framed as “learning experiences,” the big three-oh may feel a bit overwhelming. Even if you’ve finally landed in a bona fide career and be sophisticated enough to know not to order the cheapest glass of wine on the menu (the second cheapest, thanksverymuch), some areas of your life… Continue reading 7 Unfortunate Truths about Turning 30

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Resolving to continue to do well next year

The end of the year--the darkest days--feels like a time when we’re supposed to feel bad about ourselves. Lose weight, eat better, find a new job. Pack away those Christmas lights, too, while you’re at it. New year, new you. Because whatever you’re currently doing isn’t working, you flawed human. But here’s a thought: What… Continue reading Resolving to continue to do well next year

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NaNoWriMo: Week 4, the Grand Finale

Holy sh*t, I did it. I won NaNoWriMo.* 50,303 words (this includes section headers which amount to fewer than 150 words total, so fuck it), completed two days ahead of schedule. I. DID. IT. HOOOOW. Wait, I know how. I wrote almost every day. I hit or exceeded my word count every day. I carved… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Week 4, the Grand Finale

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NaNoWriMo: Week 3

Accountability check-in time: I’ve given up calculating my time spent drafting. I pretty much average around an hour a day, but I’m not able to measure the time I spend thinking through issues and ideas for the storyline(s). So, I figured that measuring draft time only gives me a partially accurate amount for total time… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Week 3