chapter-a-month challenge

death of a project

August 6, 2010

I’m killing off the chapter-a-month challenge. Right here, right now. Line right up and get photos while the guillotine comes down. I decided to put the project out of its misery, rather than count off the months that had passed while I did not write a chapter a month. It was a noble little project, […]

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chapter-a-month challenge: april

May 11, 2010

I almost forgot that I owe you my monthly update. I can just see you bouncing in your seat right now. Thanks for indulging me. These posts keep me sticking to my goals. They learn from us. We learn from them. You may remember that my plan is to use the first three chapters to […]

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chapter-a-month challenge: march

April 6, 2010

Another post on writing?  I know, I know, it’s a shame. Especially since so many exciting things are happening around here, like college-choosing, and climbing chain-link fences to capture swarms with intrepid beekeeping friends. But I promised to get back to you each month on my book project, so I’ll try to make this quick. […]

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chapter-a-month challenge: february

March 10, 2010

I’m a little late, but here’s how I’m doing with my project. It always feels a little funny sharing a work-in-progress. I read a post from ysolda on her fabulous knitting blog, about her qualms with sharing her designs-in-progress. She does share, saying, “Personally I think it’s pretty interesting to see a project build and […]

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chapter-a-month challenge: january

February 9, 2010

It’s time for me to report back to you on whether I deserve a pat on the head or a kick in the butt on my book project. Finding interesting photos for this project is sure to be a challenge in itself. My goal is to write a draft of a chapter each month. I […]

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thoughts on a year-long project (or, boring my readers for one last time)

January 25, 2010

On New Year’s morning, I woke to find a message in my inbox telling me that Scott Russell Sanders had left a comment on my blog. Sanders was my essayist for October, and reading his message was such a thrill, and a closing more satisfying than I ever could have imagined for my year-long project.  […]

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