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Reasons and excuses

First a bit apology for not writing for so long, but I hope you enjoyed the interview with author Valerie Hobbs. So, you might be wondering, why has Day By Day Writer not been writing? Good question, and I have reasons and excuses. My reasons are: At the beginning of June, my dad had surgery…
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I’m a winner, and 15 great blogs

I was thrilled this morning to discover that fellow blogger Beverley BevenFlores had given me the One Lovely Blog award. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! I enjoy writing this blog for so many reasons, but mostly for having conversations with others. The blog keeps me accountable to my writing, and helps me share what…
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Book promotion tips

Here’s my fourth and last blog post with notes from the North Texas SCBWI conference. (See why I rave about conferences? If nothing else, they give you lots of fodder to write about on your blog. ūüôā ) Illustrator Melonie Hope Greenberg gave a presentation on marketing with some very useful tips. Melonie has illustrated…
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It’s Blog Action Day!

Done today: First half of Chapter¬†2 (two pages) Revision remaining:¬†163 pages Daily¬†pages needed to be finished by end of¬†November: 3.5 Today I’m blogging as part of Blog Action Day, along with more than 5,000 bloggers around the world. How fun! The topic is climate change. Now, I’m no scientist, and there are plenty of studies…
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Blog Action Day

I was going to do something writer-related this morning, I really was. Then I glanced at my Google Reader and saw a cool post on A Writer’s Edge about the blog participating in Blog Action Day. I watched the YouTube video (see below) and thought, Cool! I want to do that. Next I went to…
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Sleep, energy for the writer’s soul

Current word count: 20,893 New words written: 992 Words til goal:¬†19,107 /¬†434 words a day til the end of September I got passed the 20K mark this weekend, which means my current word count will now always be larger than my words til goal. How fun! It’s the little things, you know? This weekend, I…
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Writers are never alone

Check-in: Another chapter and a half done on the rework of my first novel. Now, here’s a great author article to read. I loved this Washington Post article about author Elizabeth Strout, who wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge.¬†Strout,¬†the article says,¬†lives in a¬†“modest apartment near the East River features a view to the north of…
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Author website page

Current word count: 17,995 Words written today: 647 Words til goal: 22,005 / 360 words a day til the end of September Additional writing: revised chaper 21 and figured out that chapter 22 should really be folded into 23. That’s next. The new Author’s Website page is up, and you can see it through that…
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More on putting rejections in perspective

Current word count: 14,322 Words written today: 1,183 Words to goal: 25,678 / 347 words a day til end of September After two days off, I got in a good couple hours on my new book this morning, and it feels so good. The story is there, but the writing’s not great. But that’s what…
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