Tag: NaNoWriMo 2012

The rush hour

Less than 8000 words before I reach the goal. Less than 3 days before it ends. Rush to eat, rush to work, rush to sleep, rush to be happy. When can I write? When is it time to write? Rush…

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The last days before a new beginning

Every time I complete something there are two feelings present: 1- Satisfaction: for what has been done, the process and all the discoveries about myself and what I can accomplish 2- Sadness: all the action, the storms, the creation, re-creation, giving up on first ideas, adding up new ideas, changing the course, expanding, etc., all that…

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A note on research

  I love to do research when I start a new story. Most of the time I look for portrait to be inspired and create my characters. I look for expressions and feelings as I watch those picture. So the portrait of the day is this one :         A lady who supposedly…

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Powerful listener

Last night, I read a few excerpt of my NaNoWriMo novel to my youngest daughter (the other one, not the one doing NaNo). She reads a lot and she is very critical about what she reads. Most of the time, I fear her opinion because she is ruthlessly sharp and vindictive, even though she is…

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Soul stretching

Please, stand up and stretch. Whatever I take on in my life, I know that I will be stretched beyond what I normally know myself to be. I started NaNoWriMo because really it’s a long shot. It’s not just about writing that novel and the word count. It’s about the practice of being human. Doing…

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Surrender

Have you ever notice that writers can make you believe anything? You open a book and you are right there, in the moment with people you’ll never meet because they don’t exist. But yet, you can become so intimate, so emotionally involved with them that, somewhere in your mind, you believe they are true. It’s…

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