It’s that time of year…NYT book list season

Books read
So excited for the New York Times top 10 on Monday. But, in the meantime, a list of 100 books from the year.

Welcome one and all to the list that makes me gush, rush to multiple bookstores and publish Amazon lists in the hopes that one or two of the people who would like to purchase me Christmas gifts will take a peep at the list and purchase me one of these gems. I also LOVE the satisfaction of going through the list and seeing which books I’ve already read. OK, so I’m getting a little ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning.

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Benefits of NaNoWriMo 2020, at the halfway mark

Learning from NaNoWriMo and hopefully keeping these habits moving forward.

We’re about halfway through the month of November, a month in which writers buckle down and set themselves to the seemingly herculean task of writing a novel in a month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. In my previous post, I outlined the rules of engagement that Tiffany and I had set out when we began our 2020 NaNoWriMo journey. We both have had small personal failures but we’re still on track and here’s what I’m taking away from it. 

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NaNoWriMo 2020

We’ve entered National Novel Writing Month. Check in on your writer friends!

As is tradition, with the beginning of November comes the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, the challenge to every writer to complete a full novel in a month. No easy feat. I was enrolled in a creative writing class at Penn State the first time I heard about the occasion. One of my fellow class members asked if we were to participate as a class. I was daunted by the task at the very mention of it and terrified that my grade may be attached to such a seemingly insurmountable task. I had an awesome professor who sensed my hesitancy and encouraged me to continue regardless. Ever since, I’ve revisited the challenge most Novembers. 

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