Blatant self-promotion; Links galore

November is the busiest time of year for me, so I felt it was time again to self-promote everything that’s going on. The links might help explain some of my disappearance or sudden increase on posting. Not sure which way it’ll go yet, but I hope for the latter! I participate in National Novel Writing Month, which starts tomorrow. To follow my progress or add me if you also write, visit my profile here. There may be daily posts about word count (or lack of reaching said word count) and snippets of my novel. I plan on doing my best to reach 75,000 words this year. Donate to NaNo and Office and Letters and Light in my name and increase my noveling karma here. I do have a Twitter widget on the right side of my blog, but if you’d like the actual page to follow me, click here. Besides all the writing, meetings, and trip to San Fran, there’s also at least two Thanksgivings for me to attend. Add that Koda is teething and being a generally rebellious dog, and November is going to be very busy!

Of Words, Fundraisers, and Dogs

Outlining for NaNoWriMo2011 has been going very well so far. I’m using Excel documents created by another Wrimo a few years ago, and it even includes deadlines for when you should complete each section! (I’m a little behind already but I’m catching up quickly.)

My fundraiser for Night of Writing Dangerously is going pretty well. It’s currently sitting at $285, just short of my initial $350 goal. Can we rally together and meet it?

In other news, Koda, my Lab and Husky mix, is finally growing at a good rate. He’s still “behind” for the average age of these breeds but he’s gained almost 2 pounds since our first vet visit Sept 19th. Changing his food and getting rid of roundworms really does help a puppy get healthy! I still can’t believe the rescue didn’t realize he had worms…

5 easy ways to blog when you’re busy

This is useful but the first two tips don’t apply to me. I must be the only blogger to not have a smartphone!

1. Use a WordPress app to blog from your phone.

2. Publish posts by email with your phone.

3. Reblog a WordPress.com post you’ve liked.

4. Use Press This to share content from any website.

5. Post a photo or video if you don’t have time to write. What are your favorite types of quick posts? Have any tips to share? … Read More

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