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Jessica Barnhart
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Reaching my goal and moving forward
SO...I set myself a goal to complete 20,000 the other day... AND I DID IT!  Yay, Jessica! That puts me 1/4 of the way through where I think I need to be to produce a publishable YA Fantasy novel.  O far, so good, but I feel as if I am hindering myself with ...

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On Hiatus
It has been extremely too long since I updated this blog because it has been that long since I have written a single word in my book.  I don't know if I lost focus because I started working or I was just too tired, but in reality, I know, there is no excuse...

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I cannot believe it has been a week since my last post!  I have finished through chapter 11 and I am maybe a third of the way through 12.  It seems like no matter how much I write, I am moving at a snail's pace.  I am hoping that after I finish the first dr...

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Working Backwards
I was getting caught up it little details of the story this week, and it made my brain hurt!  Although I am slowly chugging along, I decided that I wanted the end of the novel to be my driving force for the storyline.  Today I decided to go ahead and write ...

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Why Am I So Slow?
I feel like I am writing at a snail's pace!  In actuality, I am not doing terrible; it's all about perception.  When I was in high school, we had to write drafts for our English papers.  I was the annoying student who never wanted to turn in a paper with er...

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Trying To Push Through
I have finished Chapter 10, and I am currently working through Chapter 11.  It's a chapter with a ton of dialogue that is hard to keep going.  In this chapter, Lorelei and Maks meet a few new people.  Introductions are hard for me to write, especially when ...

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Working on the blog
While I was working on this blog yesterday, I realized that I didn't even have a Fluttera teaser on it!  How is anyone supposed to know what the novel is about?  I spent over an hour last night trying to write one, but, honestly, it's not going well.  I shu...

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Chapter 9...Done!
I have finished Chapter 9.  I have started sharing chapters with my mother-in-law.  She is an avid novel reader and has a masters in English.  I figure she is the perfect person to help me edit and give me some honest reviews.  So far, the feedback has been...

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I have had a breakthrough!
Finished Chapters 7 and 8! I feel like I have had a burst of inspiration. Here's hoping it lasts.

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Fluttera Prologue
As a special treat, and since I still cannot find the words to continue writing right now, I thought I would publish the prologue to Fluttera ...just to entice any would-be readers to keep up with my progress.  Enjoy! Prologue “Lorelei, it’s time for bed, l...
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