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Happy 2017!

This has been sitting on my computer for about two weeks, but I finally got it edited and uploaded. Some big news for the new year!

Until next time, word nerds!

I Guess I’m a Real Adult Now?

I graduated from college a year ago. So I’ve been reflecting on the last year and all that’s been going on in my life. And I’ve come to a conclusion.

I’m a real adult now.

And, yes, that should be a fairly obvious conclusion. I’m now 23 years old, so I’m legally an adult. I’ve gotten a degree, moved out of my parents’ house, bought a car, started paying bills, and generally take care of my self.

So I’ve considered myself an adult for a while.

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NaNo 2016: Recap

Happy December, my friends! November is over and with it, National Novel Writing Month. So now the big question remains. How did I do?

Until next time, word nerds!

NaNo Update: Week 3

I hate to say it, but I’ve abandoned my novella for the time being.

I’ve never been able to just take a sliver of an idea and just write, like some writers I know (and admire). I like to let ideas percolate and develop. And with the time crunch (writing upwards of 20000 words, editing, polishing, and getting feedback by the beginning of January) the story just wasn’t coming along quickly enough. I was stuck with only a vague idea of where I wanted to go. I was also struck with that writer’s curse, the “I’d really rather work on that other story” niggles that only seem to pop up once you commit to one project.

That being said, I’m not abandoning the story forever. I just need to let the idea simmer for a while before I come back to it.

And I’m not abandoning NaNo, either. I’m working on a different project that I already had started, so I’m still planning on hitting the 50000 word mark (fingers crossed!).

NaNo 2016: Week 1

It’s November 5 and National Novel Writing Month is in full swing. My project for the month (which has the oh-so-creative working title of The Dancer) is coming along pretty well. I’m over 2,000 words in at this point, which I’m taking as a success, considering I work 40 hours a week. Most of my writing is taking place in the evenings and, hopefully, over the weekends. I’m happy with the progress I’ve made so far, considering I went in with little more than a premise and a vague idea of where I wanted it to go.

I’ve also made the executive decision to not do any videos this month. I’ll still post at least once a week, but filming, editing, and uploading videos cuts into my already limited free time and I’d rather use that time to write this month.

Not to worry though, I’ve already got some fun videos planned for December.

Until next time, word nerds!

NaNo Decision

(Sidenote: I had all this recorded, but my weekend’s been a little crazy so I haven’t had a chance to edit and upload it. I figured it would be fatster to just type this.)

It’s almost November, the time of year when writers go crazy (well, crazier than usual).

National Novel Writing Month.

We writers shorten it to NaNoWriMo (or just plain NaNo). You might recall that two years ago, I participated in NaNo for the first time. I managed to hit the 50,000 word mark that year (though I didn’t finish the manuscript until later) and I couldn’t believe how well the process worked. I had been working on that manuscript (both planning and writing) for almost two years and in the space of two or three months, I had a completed manuscript. I had never finished a book  before (despite having more ideas than I know what to do with) and I was so excited after I finished NaNo.

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Road Trips and Big News

Heya word nerds!

I need to apologize to you. I’ve been very bad about posting here over the last month. But I have an excuse. It’s even a good one!

First things first, I made a new video! Check it out.

In case it wasn’t obvious from the video, I recently took a road trip. My parents and I drove two cars across 7 states and over 1,700 miles from Pennsylvania to Colorado. It took us four very long days.

Why the road trip? you ask.

Well, that leads to the big news.

I have a job!

“But Kate,” you’re probably thinking, “we already knew that. That’s why you moved to Pennsylvania.”

And you would be correct in thinking that. However, at the beginning of July, I was offered a different position. In Colorado.

So that brought about a rather difficult choice. In the end, I decided to take the position in Colorado. After I made that choice, I had a rather hectic few weeks as I packed up my apartment, finished up in Pennsylvania, and moved to Colorado.

Hence the road trip.

I’m so excited to begin my new position on Monday. I’ll be working at Focus on the Family, as the editorial assistant for their children’s magazines. You might remember I did my summer internship with them last year.

And hopefully, now that I’m getting settled in again, I’ll be more consistent on my blog.

Until next time, word nerds!

Life After College

I’m finally making videos again! Just a quick look at what my post-graduation life has been like.

Until next time, word nerds!

Endings and Beginnings

Happy almost New Year’s Eve!

I know I’ve been rather absent lately, but I promise I’m back to my regular schedule.

There’s been a lot going on in my life lately, so I’m taking this post to let you know what’s going on with me and to check in on those New Year’s Resolutions I made earlier this year.

The biggest, and most recent, development has been that I finished my last semester of college earlier this month!

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Hooray!

I’ve been applying for jobs across the country, so I could end up in any number of places. It’s really pretty exciting.

So in regards to the goals I set for myself this year.

1. Edit book manuscript. Well, technically I did this, but I didn’t get a whole lot done, sadly. I got good at finding time to write, but I didn’t make editing a priority. So that’s still on the to do list.

2. Publish at least four short stories. I expanded this to include any publications after realizing my internship would involve writing articles. I’m happy to say that I was published well over four times this year in various publications.

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3. Finish a second book manuscript. This was my failure of the year. I switched projects halfway through the year and got incredibly busy with school and work. But I did make progress, which is better than nothing.

4. Consistent blogging schedule. I think I did pretty well with this (except for the last month or so). For a while you guys were even getting three posts a week!

Looking back at my original resolutions, I realize that I’ve been been making videos a part of this blog for almost a year now. Have you guys liked seeing them? Or are they weird?

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for your patience with me and the time I had to take off. I will try my hardest not to be gone for so long again.

Until next time (and it will be soon, I promise), word nerds!

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