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N. R. Tucker

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NaNoWriMo 2018

This will be my fourth year participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Continue reading “NaNoWriMo 2018”

Drifters Rising: NaNoWriMo Novel is Complete

November 2015. The first year I participated in NaNoWriMo. Continue reading “Drifters Rising: NaNoWriMo Novel is Complete”

NaNoWriMo 2016 – Success!

50,000+ words before the 22nd of November. I would like to say my brilliance was the cause, but I’m going with honesty.
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NaNoWriMo 2016 Update

So far, so good. I’m currently ahead of the curve in word count. 8,000+ words ahead in fact. This is necessary as I will have trouble meeting the daily count for a couple of days around Thanksgiving. I’m working on Pyxis,the second book in the Finding Earth series. (The first book, Cetus Landing, was drafted in NaNoWriMo 2015 and will be published 1st Quarter 2017.) Continue reading “NaNoWriMo 2016 Update”

When Hiking, Don’t Forget Local

While visiting a cousin in Tennessee, we took a two-mile hike in a regional park in her hometown. No long drive or planning required. Just a bottle of water and a trail.

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NaNoWriMo 2016 – I’m Ready

The leaves are changing and the air is cooler. Yep, it’s NaNoWriMo time. Another hectic November writing 50,000 words toward my next novel. It worked well for me last year and in early 2017, I will be publishing the finished novel (Cetus Landing, Book 1 in the Finding Earth series) of the book I drafted in the 2015 NaNoWriMo.

The premiss is that you write every day starting November 1st with the goal of having 50K words written in your novel by November 30th, that translates to 1,667 words a day.  Note that 50K will equate to half a novel first draft for my Science Fiction and Fantasy worlds, but it’s great fun.

Many NaNoWriMo-ites speak of the virtues of caffeine and junk food while writing. Not so for me. I eat normal, health meals and get my seven hours of sleep. I schedule time (5 AM – 8 AM) every morning to write and will write at other times if possible. Last year, I had a day job and family to schedule writing time around. This year, I don’t have a day job to worry about, but I’ll stick to my writing time and still have time for family. 5 AM is when I write every day and it’s my most productive time.

During NaNoWriMo 2016, I will focus on the second book in my Finding Earth series, Pyxis. I will be creating another new world so I’ve got to get busy.

If you want to focus on a writing project during the month of November, join me at NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo 2015 Update: Success

I did it! I actually wrote 50,000+ words in 30 days. To be exact, I crossed the finish line on day twenty. Best of all, I learned something about myself. If I set a schedule and write on that schedule 3,000 words a day is a cake walk. I can easily surpass that schedule. I have now scheduled time every day to write

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Read 50 Books, Write 50,000 Words

Just as I finished the 2015 fifty book reading challenge (pause for applause), I saw this post from Writerish Ramblings, Let’s Talk NaNoWriMo. I had heard a little about National Novel Writing Month last November but didn’t pay much attention.  This time I did. The premiss is that you write every day starting November 1st with the goal of having 50K words written in your novel by November 30th, that translates to 1,667 words a day.   Continue reading “Read 50 Books, Write 50,000 Words”

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