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Moving to aliciathewriter.com

I’m moving over to aliciathewriter.com. As I take the first steps to becoming a professional–a real, dedicated professional–I figured I’d do the same with my blog. See you over there! Advertisements

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The Awkward First Draft

I’m uneasy (and grumpy!) because I have NO IDEA what I’m doing now. I have nearly 50,000 words written in my book. I have 4 scenes left to write. Once those are done, I’ll be in the mysterious frontier of … Continue reading

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What Cowboys & Aliens teaches about writing

Okay, so Cowboys & Aliens was actually good. I expected it to be barely watchable. I mean, aliens in a western? It’s ridiculous. Except it’s not really about Aliens. Or cowboys. It’s about people. Individuals. People changing. People becoming better, … Continue reading

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Identity crisis

Okay. This week I didn’t even come close to my ROW80 goal of 1,000 words/day. I probably got 2,000 words over the course of the entire week. The problem? I am having a writing identity crisis. I finished up Act … Continue reading

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ROW80 challenge: going strong

My ROW80 challenge is to write 1,000 words a day. Thursday 10/13: Wrote 1019 words by 6:20 am… then kept writing to finish up the scene by 6:54 with 1435 words. Exciting! Friday 10/14: 107 words. Yeah, I’m not missing … Continue reading

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Three days of success!

My first three days of the ROW80 challenge have been successful! I reached my goal of 1,000 words every day, mostly by waking up at 5 am to write before the kids wake. I’ve made excellent progress on my novel. … Continue reading

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Writing Goals: updated

My writing’s been a bit sporadic lately. Here and there, when I can, when I feel like it. Ha! That will never finish my book. A few months ago, I participated in the ROW80 challenge for a couple weeks, and … Continue reading

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