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Rewriting the Past

I am constantly torn between writing what comes naturally and what takes more time. What comes naturally? Nostalgia. The past. What takes more time? Hope. Relief. As I’ve mentioned, there is nothing wrong with writing about the past, or those things that aren’t so pleasant. Writing amidst sadness helps me process and move on, and […]

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Writing

A New Project

In this post, I mentioned that I had started writing a new novel. And I’m excited. It feels different to all the other stories I’ve written; but then again, starting a new project usually does. There are so many possibilities. It’s the feeling that this could be the one! But part of me really does […]

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Writing

Sharing (your writing) is Caring

I’ve finished tidying up my novel word document, and while it feels good to have everything in order and everything usable, I deleted so many words that my word count is now about 30,000 words instead of the 50,000 I wrote during NaNoWriMo. This is necessary for the story I’m writing now, and I have […]

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Writing

Recap / NaNo 2019

If you’re not sure what NaNoWriMo is, I explain it in this post. This year’s National Novel Writing Month has been a refreshing experience for me. Outside of blogging I haven’t spent large chunks of time dedicated to creative writing for a few months, other than university. Regardless of word count, the discipline of writing […]

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Writing

Why Do I Want to Write a Novel?

The first week of NaNoWriMo has passed and we’re onto day eight. The first six days involved me being unimpressed by my plot – or, lack of one – and the only thing keeping the story rolling on were conversations that would need to be deleted upon settling on a plot. They were, and still […]

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Jesus

On Being an Adult (part 2)

Being a young adult is not what I thought it would be. When I was younger, I imagined how life would be when I was older, but I never gave thought as to how I would get there. But now I am a young adult, and thinking back on the last year, it feels strange. […]

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Writing

November Diary / NaNo 2018

Day One – Thursday Why don’t I have a plan? It’s day one of NaNoWriMo and I don’t have anything to write. This is why people take Preptober so seriously. On one hand I knew this would happen. I didn’t have a specific direction and didn’t want to force a novel that wasn’t ready to […]

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Writing

A Poem a Day

Yesterday someone told me they were impressed by my notebook collection. Impressed further still when I told them they were all filled save for the one I currently use. I journal nearly everyday. Not just ‘this is what happened today’, but reflections and thoughts and emotions and prayers and poems and short stories and ideas […]

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Writing

Words Formed

Today feels like spring. Sunny, breezy, and like many things could get done without rush, as did yesterday. And things have been done; writing, exercising, baking, laundry. Speaking of writing, which I speak of often, sometimes I wonder how many people out there write without anyone else knowing. I think a lot of people do. […]

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Writing

July Diary / Camp NaNo 2018

I finished Camp NaNoWriMo tonight (hoorah!), so I’m posting this summary of each day. Each night since the first of July I wrote a little entry on how my editing and writing went that day, to give you an inside taste of how I spent my time. I also have a post from last Camp […]