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Eight days into NaNoWriMo, and I’m okay, folks!

In the words of a famous fable: Slow and steady wins the race. If that’s true, then call me the Tortoise of NaNoWriMo. Through the use of my mathematical genius, I calculated that I need to write 1670 words a day to reach just over the 50K marker for the National Novel Writing Month’s finish …

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I’m cishet and I write queer characters, but not without help.

Yeah, so I'm cisgender, which means that a doctor looked at my new-born bits and said, "It's a girl," and when I grew up I said, "Good guess, Doc." I'm also heterosexual, which means I am romantically and sexually attracted to men. Right, so we got those boring details about me out of the way. …

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I’m Writing like Lady and The Tramp Eat Spaghetti

Um, okay, this is a bit different for me. Maybe for you it's perfectly fine, but I'm a bit surprised at myself. I am currently writing the first draft (or trying to anyway while LIFE keeps smacking me in the face) of the second book in the ’Cosm Series. There are several new characters, but I'm …

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What I’ve Discovered about Writing Short Stories for Competitions

Brace yourself. This is the revelation of all time. Are you sitting down? You should really sit down for this one. Okay, you at the bus stop, since there isn't a bench, just ask the person beside you if they might catch you in case you faint. Right, so the thing about writing short stories …

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Insecurity, Thy Name is Writer

Boing, boing, boing! There goes my confidence as it bounces out the door. I assumed colossal bouts of insecurity would only happen during the writing of my first book and there was no need for me to repeat those feelings the second time round. Surely, I've learned so much from the previous experience, right? Wrong. And don't call me …

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Why can’t I read anyone else? Or, how I’m having an affair with my book.

"Hi, I'm Cait, and I'm addicted to my manuscript." "Hiiiiiiii, Cait." Holy cow, this is bonkers. I'm on a staycation/writing-free holiday. My plan was to read other authors for a change. I even bought new eBooks. Yet, every time I settle down to read, I keep peeking at my own manuscript. I've done this several times, …

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