Breakthrough.

So last night I didn’t get to the daily word goal, really. But I got close. And I knew I could catch up today. And boy did I.  So I have written nearly 3000 words today, mostly in one sitting. Which, to me is awesome. But the best part? It was FUN! I wasn’t just […]

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Frustration.

During the day, frustrations arise, but the good thing is that we are writers! We can use all those terrible, mundane, or frustrating things that happen to us for our writing. I have a bad habit of letting nothing bad happen to my characters, but I can use the frusttrations that occur during my day […]

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Exhiliration.

YES! YES YES YES YES YES! I DID IT! I managed to catch up to all you fire breathing dragons (not to be confused with suck dragons) who did what you were supposed to or a heck of a lot more and I past that little bar on NaNoWriMo last night as I broke into […]

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Strangers.

This past weekend I had an amazing time. I studied abroad for a year in Kyoto at Ritsumeikan University from 2011-2012, so I hadn’t been back to Kyoto or my campus in over a year. I was part of a theatre club that was extremely strict. Every day, even on Saturdays and sometimes Sundays, we […]

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Exhaustion.

Tonight I came back home by Shinkansen and I did actually write quite a bit on my iPad, but I still have yet to hit the daily word quota… My word count for today is a whopping 4532. I will write a HUGE post tomorrow, but it’s already past my bedtime and I have school […]

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Starbucks.

Today I woke up and had to leave my friends house since she had to go to Osaka. I had a few hours to wait until my friends could meet me, so I went to the Starbucks across the street from Kyoto station and got some hot chocolate. A JET friend of mine was inside […]

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Middle.

I started to write my novel where I left off and found it hard to do. Mainly because I had come to scenes that I didn’t have the energy to write or the creativity to finish, so I skipped it and started on a new chapter. Searching the rebel thread of the NaNo forums today, […]

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Weekend.

So today is Halloween! Yay! I wore a Jack O’ Lantern scrunchy and gave my students halloween stickers in one class. Most of my other JET friends were allowed to go all out and dress up, and I might be allowed to do that next year, but today was the day one of our student-teachers […]

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NaNo me this.

I love National Novel Writing Month. The beginning of November became something to both look forward to and to fear immensely for me ever since I discovered NaNoWriMo. I had always dreamed of being a writer, and I filled notebooks after school as I sat in the grass on a hill waiting for my parents […]

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