01/11/11

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Sian November 1, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Oooh I love this post! I’m working on a semi-massive project at the moment that I’m hoping to get out around the start of December! Although getting it done even sooner would be better. You totally just gave me the boost I needed!
I’m not writing a novel in 30 days, but it’s pretty close to that, it’s a ‘book’ of some description! ;)

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Marthe November 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Yay! I’m looking forward to learn more about your grand project!

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Ainslie November 1, 2011 at 11:26 pm

This is my second time doing NaNo, and it’s definitely got me thinking about how I can apply this format to other goals and things I want to accomplish in my life. The short burst of intense work really does make it seem feasible, somehow. Great post!

…and hilariously, I have begun my novel with the intention of having zombies in it, and 2,000 words in I still haven’t mentioned a single zombie. They’ll come, I guess ;)

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Marthe November 2, 2011 at 12:07 pm

It really makes it so much easier with a crazy deadline, doesn’t it?

Ohh, I’d love to read that novel, good luck with the zombies and making it to 50,000!

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Tereza November 2, 2011 at 5:13 am

I am in awe of anyone that’s doing NaNoWriMo…wow, congratulations! I also love expanding the idea to any other huge project in 30 days. There should be a 30-day-book-proposal or e-book project community for those that aren’t (awesome enough to be) fiction writers.

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Marthe November 2, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Thank you!
I totally agree about the 30-day e-book project community! I have an e-book idea in the making, but I haven’t been able to start writing it yet! Soon, love soon!

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Katherine November 2, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Thank you so much. I’ve been a little demotivated this week and completely needed the pep talk this post just gave me. Rock on and watch out for zombies! Kx

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Marthe November 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Hope it helps you to create something awesome!

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Meekah November 2, 2011 at 6:09 pm

awesomeeeeeeeee!!!!! I love this. Thank You. I needed this. your tips are perfect and I feel a kindredness of spirit! I am cheering inside. xoxo

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Marthe November 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Thank you!!

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Bryan November 5, 2011 at 1:25 am

I really like your point #7, and I’m very tempted to, whenever I hit a stumbling block in my own writing goals for November, literally add zombies to the work. That could definitely make things interesting. :)

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Marthe November 5, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Point #7 is the best one! You’ll always come far if you just let down your perfectionistic guard and just have some fun!

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Miriam November 9, 2011 at 11:48 am

I’m also taking part in Nanowrimo for the first time. I didn’t plan it. I’d always planned to write though, so I woke up on the 1st of November and decided to sign myself up. The feelings behind this journey change continuously but I feel that a magical kind of new habit is forming, and my other problems have taken a back seat.

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Marthe November 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Hope your writing is going good!

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Sofia November 12, 2011 at 12:55 pm

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Marthe November 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Thank you, Sofia! Sounds like we have a lot in common and I’m excited to connect with you:)

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Sofia November 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm

and had to add your website to my blog!!!!!!!! X

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Marthe November 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm

thank you!

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Deanna April 20, 2012 at 3:03 am

I love the suggestion of the 30 day no shopping experiment. I always feel like I have to spend money. I justify it by saying my bills are paid and we have groceries and everything we need. We always end up with little money tell next paycheck. I want to do this simply because I never feel better once I buy these things. I am going to tell my husband so that he may hold me accountable.Thank u so much for this blog. I will be joining the mailing list.

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Marthe April 20, 2012 at 7:14 am

Thank you Deanna!

I think having a no shopping experiment is a great way to save money for other things (it’s all about priorities, really) and also to break the spending habit. Once I haven’t shopped in a while, I realize that there’s nothing I really need! :) Feel free to send me an e-mail during your experiment if you need some support! Good luck!

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freddyjr June 18, 2012 at 12:15 am

I love shopping, even when I go broke for a while I would always opt to spending instead of saving. I think is an addiction. the feeling you get when you purchase something.

Great site! A lot of good information here.. will be back for more! :)

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Lisa @ Your Physical Health May 16, 2013 at 12:45 pm

thanks so much for this! My dream is to make $100 a day with my blog, and today I am going to sit and map out exactly what needs to happen in the next 30 days to make that dream a reality! Thanks for the inspiration!

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