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Focus on the finish line.

(Paper mache mask, el Escritor, “The Writer”) Eh, getting stuck in writing my novel. I’ve picked up a new habit since I did NaNoWriMo the first time. I’m editing as I go. That REALLY can slow a chica down. I’ve

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Focus on the finish line. That’s all.

(Paper mache mask, el Escritor, “The Writer”) Eh, getting stuck in writing my novel. I’ve picked up a new habit since I did NaNoWriMo the first time. I’m editing as I go. That REALLY can slow a chica down. I’ve

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Novel: 7,500 words in!

(My new novel is about a sewing group, so I chose her as my patron saint!) What a difference an outline makes! Last time I particpated in National Novel Writing Month, I made up my story as I went along.

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Ready to write!

(Pictured: Art collage by Kathy Cano-Murillo) Today I wrapped up a three-week art-making marathon. Eight paintings, 12 fabric collage purses, 18 wood crosses, 150 magnets, and dozens of pieces of jewelry and collages. And a gob of other things I

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15 Tips for National Novel Writing Month

My first novel publishes in March.I thank National Novel Writing Month for that. I had my idea, a rough outline, but no guts to write that first page. It was late October 2004 when I learned about NaNoWriMo, and decided

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HOW-TO: Get going on writing your book

today’s topic is inspired by a site I found called, Write Attitude. It is an inspiration sight aimed at writers, but I think anyone who is working towards a goal can find some juice from it. First off, watch the

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Still trying to write a novel

Thank you all of you who have written me about it, and those of you who offered to be test readers of my manuscript. I really appreciate the interest!!! I ended up going with a couple of my best homegirls

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Good luck to you NaNoWriMo folks!

One hour to go (Arizona time) before the race begins! It’s not to late to sign up! If you need a stronger kick in the pants, here is a story I did on it for the paper. 50,000 words in

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Good luck to you NaNoWriMo folks1

One hour to go (Arizona time) before the race begins! It’s not to late to sign up! If you need a stronger kick in the pants, here is a story I did on it for the paper. 50,000 words in

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