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All reading and no writing makes Nicole feel unproductive

I’m currently in between writing projects at the moment. I finished the first draft of my novel and I decided to take a short break from writing fiction. I’m currently reading “Writing the Breakout Novel” by Donald Mass and I’m … Continue reading

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I finished the first draft of my first novel – ROW80 check in

I was tempted just to write one sentence for this week’s ROW80 check in: I finished the first draft of my first novel this week! But I was assuming that the ROW80 crew might want a little more than this … Continue reading

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Putting the eggs in different baskets – ROW80 check in

So its my first ROW80 check in for Round 2. I didn’t do an initial goal-setting post because I wasn’t sure what they should be yet. Now that I’ve had some time to ponder, I can share my goals for … Continue reading

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Review of the Round – ROW80 check in

What a week for the ROW80 crew! Such exciting news that Kait Nolan‘s (indie) book Red was nominated for DABWAHA. It was also the last full week of this Round of ROW80. Yes we have today, and three days this … Continue reading

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The end is in sight – ROW80 check in

We’re coming up to less that two weeks left of this round. Where did the time go? I know that January and February flew by for me. So I mentioned a few check-in’s ago that I might finish the first … Continue reading

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Second Novelitis – ROW80 check-in

Last week I came down with “second novelitis”. While I only have a few chapters left to write of my first novel, I had flashes of ideas for a second. I’ve had these flashes for a few months now and … Continue reading

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For the love of Oscar and ROW80

So I’m been moaning and groaning that living in Belgium, I have missed not once, but twice the Academy Awards/Oscars and this year will be the third. Living in Brussels, I have no access to an online broadcast and thus, … Continue reading

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Overheard on the #ROW80

I’ve picked up my game on the reading front with another fiction book started and a craft book that I’m just about halfway through. I already know I will re-read this craft book again. I’ve also been reading lots of … Continue reading

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Special Guest Announcement and Call for Guest Posts #row80

Big News for Uni-Verse-City!!! I am almost jumping up and down in anticipation to host Marilyn Brant, award-winning women’s fiction author of “According to Jane” (2009), “Friday Mornings at Nine” (2010) and her newest release: “A Summer in Europe” (2011) … Continue reading

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Goals for 2012 and Row80 Sponsor

Now I’ve never been the one to make New Year’s Resolutions, but I thought that stating some new goals for 2012 might a step in the right direction. Having participated in two rounds of ROW80 in 2011, I’m stepping it … Continue reading

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