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Success! NaNoWriMo 2017

I did it! 52,193 words in 29 days. And when I read back through them I know they need a lot of work. But at least they are written. Winning feels good. Writing every day felt good. For the first time in a very long time, I prioritized my writing and...

I am a Writer

This NaNoWriMo, this particular November over all others has become something very important and life-changing for me. Slowly, day by day, as I have focused my energy and my time on the process of writing. As I have allowed myself to commit to the...

Day 19 – NaNoWriMo 2017 Check In

How NaNoWriMo is going for me…according to social media: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kelly Duran (@bykellyduran) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kelly Duran (@bykellyduran) View this post on Instagram A post...

Committing to the Process: NaNoWriMo 2017

After focusing so much on my completed novel – After the Break – during SiWC and the weeks leading up to it I wasn’t sure I was going to be mentally ready to write a new book during NaNoWriMo. I had the novel roughly sketched out...

Reflections from my first SiWC

As my final workshop at my first SiWC – aptly named “Now What?” came to close I found myself feeling overwhelmed at the thought of trying to process what I had learned over the last three days. I was in pure information overload...