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Checking in. Catching up on PiBoIdMo.
#1171 - November 30, 2015, 11:22 PM
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Checking in.

I have an author teaser to write and an animal welfare article to revise.

Happy writing everyone!
#1172 - December 01, 2015, 05:39 AM

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Finished PiBoIdMo just barely. Now back to revisions.
#1173 - December 01, 2015, 06:30 AM
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Yay darshana! I finished PiBoIdMo too! And several of them are actually workable. Can't decide which one to focus on first!

But for now, back to revising my MG. I asked someone for a ruthless crit of the query and first chapter, and she sent one to me. Now I know how to fix it!  :stars3

#1174 - December 01, 2015, 07:49 AM

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Congrats Darshana and JFriday on finishing PiBoldMo! One of the ladies in my writing group also participated in this challenge.

All the best to you, JFriday, in revising the query and the first chapter of your Middle Grade novel. How long have you been working on it?

Off to write a review and to organize research for a new article series.

Happy writing everyone!
#1175 - December 02, 2015, 05:42 AM

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Haven't waved howdy-do in awhile. Been in lurk mode. :trench Happy writing to all!
#1176 - December 02, 2015, 05:45 AM

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Hi Helen and Allison! Just finished my coffee.

Allison, I've been working on this revision for less than a week. The novel itself I started a while ago and then put it aside. I picked it back up last year and started working on it again.
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Good morning all. I'm here working on which twelve ideas to pursue in 2016. Doing the 12 days of Nonfiction (for me includes fiction as well)
#1178 - December 02, 2015, 06:48 AM
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Hi, all! It's not early, but I'm checking in anyway. Glad to see so much action around here.
#1179 - December 02, 2015, 10:32 AM
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Checking in late.

A cat sought my lap out earlier and I forgot about everything else except petting her and reading my review book. Interview responses are started to come in and so today I'm compiling them into Scrivener.

Darshana, what is the 12 days of nonfiction?

Happy writing everyone!

#1180 - December 03, 2015, 08:12 AM

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Checking in early.

Busy morning! I have a review to write and an interview to do. Then it's off to my teaching job.

Happy writing everyone!
#1181 - December 04, 2015, 05:22 AM

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I'm reminded of the sub-plot in Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series, where witches have to check in with each other or they start to cackle. I'm afraid I'm starting to cackle from the writing isolation, so I'm jumping on the thread....  :crazy Not an early riser or a night owl, but I do have 3 a.m. insomnia so maybe someone else will be up with me tonight? Finished a short story this week for a Halloween submission (MG, if anyone is willing to critique it for me) and am clocking in an hour of work on the chapter book draft this morning.
#1182 - December 04, 2015, 06:53 AM

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Welcome, Jennifer! I sometimes have those 3 a.m. insomnia writing sessions, too. Congrats on using the time to do something productive.

I'm checking in.

#1183 - December 04, 2015, 06:56 AM
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I'm late, but here. I was around yesterday afternoon, too. Plugging away...

If I'm ever awake at 3 a.m., it's a 'staring at the clock, wondering why I can't get back to sleep' kind of awake. Totally non-productive.
#1184 - December 04, 2015, 08:15 AM

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Checking in. So tired!

I have a family letter to finish, an article about famous dogs to write, and then.... maybe a nap. ;-)

Happy writing everyone!
#1185 - December 05, 2015, 04:56 AM

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I was here this morning, but my Internet was acting up so I didn't check in. I have time for a little afternoon writing session today, too.

Allison, I'm sorry you're tired. Were you productive anyway? Did you get that nap?

#1186 - December 05, 2015, 03:13 PM
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Sent PB off yesterday after it was hearted over at #PitMad. Up late working on MG manuscript, it's 30k and climbing, so yaaaa! :goldstar

Goodnite
#1187 - December 05, 2015, 10:16 PM

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I'm finally here and got my BIC. Don't plan to more until the house wakes up, hopefully not for an hour.

Congrats Cali on the fav and reaching 30k! That's awesome.
#1188 - December 06, 2015, 06:38 AM
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I'm here, too. Congrats on the fav, Cali! Nice work on that MG, too.
#1189 - December 06, 2015, 07:25 AM
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I'm here. Nice news, Cali!
#1190 - December 06, 2015, 07:29 AM

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Great news, Cali! I read pitches at PitMad for an hour just for fun -- so many wonderful potential books out there. I'll look yours up!

Checking in -- awake at 3 again, solved a character motivation problem and bought board books on Amazon for my niece. I'm apparently an insomniac/sleep shopper, so if you want to shamelessly plug your book for me to randomly buy in the night it might end up under the tree....  :laughsanta
#1191 - December 06, 2015, 07:33 AM

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I'm here. Trying to be not only an Early Riser but once again an Early Worker. Gotta get this revision done. :typing
#1192 - December 07, 2015, 04:28 AM

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I'm here too. Hope that revision is going well, JFriday!
#1193 - December 07, 2015, 05:32 AM
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I'm here working on my revision. Took a sick day today and slept quite a bit during the day. Figure I might as well do a bit of writing now so I am tired enough to sleep through the night.

JFriday - hope your revision is going swimmingly.
Hi Melissa and Jennifer.
#1194 - December 08, 2015, 09:47 PM
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I'm here. I'm unsure where I'm going to take my story today, but I'm excited about working on it.
#1195 - December 09, 2015, 06:20 AM
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Hi all. Thanks for the good wishes on the rev. Giving it one more go-through.

Hope you're feeling bettr, darshana, and Melissa, good luck on the direction!

Everyone, have a great day!
#1196 - December 09, 2015, 07:47 AM

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I overslept this morning, but I'm here now. Happy writing, everyone!
#1197 - December 10, 2015, 10:37 AM
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Checking in after almost a week of not feeling well. Should have taken that weekend nap!

Cali, all the best with your PB submission! I had never heard of PitMad before. Hope everyone else is doing well on their revisions!

The past week, I did keep up with my book review blog posts. After months of not reporting on news, I finally resumed this feature. I also prepared three articles for our local animal welfare groups about famous dogs who came from shelters. Otherwise, I've mostly been browsing user groups and catching up on posts in them.

Anxious for the holidays to arrive. Happy writing everyone!
#1198 - December 11, 2015, 06:06 AM

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Sorry you weren't feeling well, Allison. Glad to have you back.

I'm checking in.
#1199 - December 11, 2015, 06:15 AM
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Checking in.

Some interview photos to take, an article to write, and many other writing commitments to juggle today.

Happy writing everyone!
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