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National Novel Writing Month: Day 3

I knew today would be a challenge because I had to mind the store for my main corporate client and also my good friend came to visit. So I’m pretty happy with the total of 1082 new words, especially happy that I wrote all those in 1.25 hours. This friend, bless her heart, is also a writer, and she was sharing some thoughts with me about getting into “the flow state” when one writes fast enough. In fact, I did sense that I was getting a lock on the narrative distance for this project for the first time tonight.

National Novel Writing Month: Day 2

Another good day. It started out with yoga and a lap around the park. Then I worked my day job for eight hours, got some positive feedback on my work-for-hire fiction gig, went to this grubby Starbucks, and busted out my NaNoWriMo quota in less than four hours.

National Novel Writing Month: Day 1

Day 1

So far, so good with 1,726 words for the day. It took me 4.25 hours, which again is not a bad pace, but I’m a bit concerned about writing speed when I consider that this is the part of the novel I’ve envisioned most clearly.

My Short E-Book Release

Introducing The Barn by Erin Wilcox

November was a sobering reminder of the deep wounds this country carries. The historical trauma that began with colonists fleeing religious persecution in colonial England has been reenacted again and again, in the genocide of Native Americans, the Salem Witch Trials, in prejudice against immigrant populations from the Irish to Chinese to Syrians, in the enslavement of indigenous African people, the Civil War—I could go on.