Author: Jennifer Derrick

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Library Haul and Reading List 11/20/15

Library Haul and Reading List 11/20/15

Shockingly, my hold queue at the library has dropped to single digits. There just isn’t much releasing in the near future that I’m interested in, I guess. That’s not a bad thing. I’ve got plenty of my own books to catch up on, not to mention some serious writing to do. Plus, the holidays are …

Creativity, Novel Writing

NaNoWriMo Update #3

News

Week three finds me in a much better mood. The sun has finally returned and, while I’m still behind on word count, I’m catching up. Even better, I feel that a decent percentage of these words don’t suck and may actually be salvageable after the month is over. Hurrah!

Productivity, Writing

Solve the Problem, Beat the Block

Blocks

I once wrote an article on why writer’s block is a myth. Several readers took me to the woodshed on that one, vehemently defending the existence of this “disease.” For the record, I still think writer’s block is a myth that many writers use to put off or avoid writing. (I’m stubborn that way. Go …

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Library Haul & Reading List 11/13/15

Library Haul & Reading List 11/13/15

This has been a crazy week, so I guess it’s a good thing that this week’s books all fall under the “fluffy reads” category. NaNoWriMo is ongoing and the deeper I get into these two novels, the more the whole thing begins to suck up my time. I don’t want to leave them alone, but …

Creativity, Novel Writing

NaNoWriMo Update #2

Pencil

Oh, boy. So far, this is one of my worst years for staying on target. I’m still hoping to make a big push and win, but things are going to have to get better. Fast. I’ve had some unexpected work issues and had to make a trip out of town. The lousy weather isn’t helping. …