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KR LaLonde

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  1. OK. I've been on Google searching for Nanowrimo memes. I found a few. If I may share them here ... ? I will anyway.
  2. Well, it's that time of the year again. November. My birthday month and the month when we most-commonly get our first snowfall. It never stays more than a day or two, melting as warmth gradually heats the day - slightly. But it's what I call fair warning that the real stuff is coming!
  3. I planned it out somewhat. I've recently discovered I'm what's known as a plantser. I never could figure out what a pantser plus a planner would actually be. Now I know. I'm sure if you look it up in the dictionary (plantser, I mean) you'll see my picture next to it.
  4. I just wish my inner editor would shut up while I do the first few steps.

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  5. I'm doing Nano again. And I have to say: I've written more already than I ever have for a Nano novel. Four or five years in a row I managed to basically "flunk out". This year I'm behind on my word count big time, but I'm NOT giving up!!
  6. That's so awesome, Claire!! Many, many congrats and God bless!!
  7. So I've calculated the total word count I should have by the end of today and it pretty much means I'll be avoiding Facebook for the most part of the next two weeks. At least. 😕

    1. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      I just realized this means "fasting" on both accounts!! 😮

  8. I would post more of what I've written for my Nano novel in the appropriate place, but I'm afraid right now my time is short. I'm on to say "I'll be back"

  9. I am only here to point out that a writer should not have made such a colossal error!! crituqe? 😮 Okay. I'm also pretty curious about this. There are new critique rules?
  10. I admit I'm getting pretty excited about Nano this time around. I used to think writing from start to finish was the only way I'd be able to write anything very well. But I've struggled with that over and over again. This time I'm trying something completely different and it's going ... dare I say it? Swimmingly. I've shared some of what I write with a few Facebook friends and they both have been quite enthusiastic about it. Cheers!
  11. I apologize for not posting here recently. However, I've been somewhat preoccupied and Nano just started. I've made more progress this year than ever before. I've attempted to do Nano five times in the past, but only managed to fail miserably. This year I started with the last chapter of the book I'm hoping to write this month. I actually finished it, and feel confident that I will do well in the coming days/weeks. Also, I'm updating my word count on Nano, but I haven't written all that I've claimed to. Yet. Days like today (I'm thinking) will be very beneficial for my writing. Though yesterday was a good day, too.
  12. 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 !!!

     

    I'M SUCH AN IDIOT!!!!

    I STARTED WRITING EtS AGAIN INSTEAD OF BLUE HEART!!!!

    1. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      However, in spite of that small setback, I started writing in Blue Heart one Nov. 2 and it's going pretty well. I'm super behind on my word count but I'm hoping and praying for a few exceptional days of writing. :)

    2. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      Are you doing Nano? I can't remember if I asked you already or not.

    3. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      Oh. And if you like I'll share a few tidbits with you. ^_^

       

      If you want. There's no obligation.

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  13. 😮 If you ask me (I know you didn't, but here's my 2 cents, anyway) that's fantastic reasons for journalling. Mine are mostly from my teenage years so are mostly selfish and complaining.
  14. So, I'm trying to at least plan out the first couple of chapters in my Nano novel(la). I've had a lot of trouble with just these chapters in the past, but I think I've got them.

     

    Does this sound really boring for the introductions (first 2 or 3 chapters)?

    Chapter One: I introduce David Richmond, the male protagonist. He's a mountain recluse who's day-too-day activities are fairly mundane. At the end of the chapter he meets Ruth.

    Chapter Two: Here is where I start with Ruth (Summons). She's running away from an abusive home life after her mother married a drunk who duped them both at first. He then treats them both like slaves while he lounges around most of every day.

    Chapter Three: Introduction to Peter Waterville ("stepdad"). This chapter will likely be quite short, all things considered.

     

    Does that sound all right?

    1. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      How are you doing?

      Are you doing Nano?

    2. Sarah Daffy

      Sarah Daffy

      No, I'm not. I considered it but will probably do it next year. How does it work?

    3. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      You can do prep work for, like, the last week of October, then get busy writing "in earnest" during November. You sign up on the website and update your word count (daily if you can). You can work alone, but it's been said that having writing buddies is helpful.

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  15. I've considered keeping a journal again several times. I've bought a few journals intending to use them. Either for actual journalling or for writing. I had at least four empty ones on my shelf until yesterday. I gave 2 of them to a lady who comes to our church so she can give one to another lady and maybe use the second one for herself. *shrugs* I hate to waste things, and yet I buy more. It's weird. Sort of. But I'm thinking at least for Nano I'll keep a journal again. It could help me stay focused.
  16. Going to do my best to get all set up for Nano this year. I wasn't going to do it again - I've already failed five years in a row - but I really want to get it done.

     

    GOODNIGHT!

    1. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      MANY THANKS!!

    2. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      I hope I can get it planned out better than in the past.

    3. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      :(

      So far it's not looking the best. But it's something, anyway.

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  17. I'm trying to decide which email to keep or if I should get rid of all of them and start using something new. I have 3 already (yikes!). They are: Hotmail, Gmail & Yahoo. They all have their good points and their bad, so I'm kind of stuck. 😮 :( My Facebook techno-geek friend hasn't helped with this issue. ARGH!

    1. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      I thought I had synced them, but... 😮 😕

    2. Bob Leone

      Bob Leone

      if you add them to your Yahoo email account, then you click on them and it goes to that email account.

    3. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      I got it. Thanks. :)

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  18. I've made a few additions to my website. I've been thinking about turning it into just a blog but I'm not sure what good that will do. I've also changed the layout a tad (very little).

  19. I recently (as in yesterday) started rewriting The Heartbroken Trilogybook 1. So far I only have the prologue (it's too bad those are so unpopular now, but I don't think I have much of a choice about having one here).

     

    I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out. Writing by hand first is so beneficial in a number of ways. I'm hoping to get what I wrote typed up today and continuing it (by hand first) this week. ^_^

     

    CHEERS TO SUCCESS!!

    1. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      Well that was a major bust. I haven't written anything more for this story. I actually haven't written much of anything lately.

       

      *Feeling disheartened*

    2. Sarah Daffy

      Sarah Daffy

      Don’t be disheartened! I’ve been going through much of the same thing lately. I went like two weeks without writing a single word for my book because I felt like it was lousy. You’re not alone. You have a gift. 

  20. wanted to focus more on writing.

    Guess what I just did?!!

    -_- I don't get myself sometimes.

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    1. KR LaLonde

      KR LaLonde

      😮 I thought it would be smaller this time!!

    2. HK1

      HK1

      I like how you did the title!

  21. WOWSER!! I can relate to you on this! So much! PRAISE THE LORD!!!
  22. I'm not entirely certain why I'm doing this, but I'm refreshing my blogsite (blog+website). I plan on remaking several of the covers I was using and plan to use again. I also want to start posting stories that I think accompany certain covers I've already made well. I actually used my own name as the byline (?) for several covers. I was truly planning to write them. Maybe I still do. We'll see.

  23. The reason for the trilogy of novel/las I'm hoping to write - The Heartbroken Trilogy - is 3 failed "romantic flings". Writing is such a huge part of my life that when they happened I started writing about them. Mostly journalling, but also "novelling". That's how the trilogy came about, actually.

     

    And while they're difficult to write, I think it's been mildly helpful. But I still think about the jerks involved. 1 of them actually came to see me when I was hospitalized (or bedridden at home). He's married now and I think he has at least one child. Not sure.

     

    I don't mean to be using this account as a type of journal but I haven't written in an actual journal in a while (even though I have at least four I could use). 

     

    The Heartbroken Trilogy

    Book 1- Blue Heart

    Book 2- Through it all

    Book 3- The Other Prince Charming

     

    If you want to know more about the trilogy I'll hopefully be posting about it on my website soon. I'll give you the link if you like.

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