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  1. John
    November 29, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    Congrats on the huge accomplishment! I have zero idea about how writing like you do is done so from my perspective, it’s clearly a huge accomplishment based on the numbers. My goals are simple, take it one day at a time. The list for this day is on my desk. 🙂

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    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      December 2, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

      Thanks, John. I think I need to make that kind of a list, too. Not sure I ever want to experience another month like November. Thanks for stopping by. LOVE your pictures of the snowfall on your site. Hopefully we’ll get some in the Lansing area someday soon. Maybe even before Christmas. 🙂

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      • John
        December 2, 2012 @ 8:12 pm

        Thank you for that kind compliment! If today is any indication, we are in for a repeat of last winter ~ mild. No complaints here!

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        • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
          December 2, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

          Okay…so let’s make a deal here. You ship any snow you don’t want down this way, okay? I am a long-time snow lover. 🙂

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          • John
            December 2, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

            Whoa, that will take a lots of truck loads!

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            • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
              December 2, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

              I could live with that. 🙂

              Hey…by the way, I wound up contacting WordPress support earlier today because some glitch showed my blog as being Native Michigander. I’m assuming it’s because they’ve made some changes recently (like in the past four days). So if you hear from them, that’s why. I told them I thought it was a glitch, and it’s fixed now, so it was clearly on their end, just like I thought. Don’t know why these sites have to keep ‘improving’ what doesn’t need improved. 🙂

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              • John
                December 2, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

                Wow, that is a first for me! So glad WP admin fixed that one and fast. No word from them as yet. The best thing they could do to improve here is to allow Java Script, some of the dandy plugins available on the .org side of WP. I have considered upgrading to the ORG side but it’s not that important right now I guess. But being able to use Java here would make things much better. A few rotten apples have spoiled our usage of it!

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                • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
                  December 2, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

                  I see they still haven’t worked all of the kinks out. My response just disappeared. Hmm. Okay…

                  Yes, I’d never seen that before. But sometime between Nov. 29 and now, they changed the dashboard again, and clearly they have some issues to resolve.

                  I actually prefer this version of WordPress. I’ve noticed when other bloggers I follow make the switch, following comments has turned into a headache. Almost worse than Blogger blogs (which are a major pain with their Captcha’s). I suppose another reason I like this version is because when I read the word ‘Java’ it brings to mind things like hives, panic attacks, nervous breakdowns, and other peachy things like that. 🙂

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  2. Emma
    November 29, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    How did you get all that done in a month? Well done.

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  3. Jennette Marie Powell
    November 29, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    I’d hardly call 81k a defeat! Maybe not as much as you’d hoped for but wow, a huge accomplishment! I knkw what you mean about feeling creatively drained – I feel that too, and I o ly wrote 50k. 🙂 Congrats… and happy editing!

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    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      December 2, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

      Thanks, Jennette! I’ll have to say what you said to me…50k is a huge accomplishment, too! And a wiser goal to have. I’m only just now feeling ‘normal’ again. Or as normal as it’s possible for me to be. 🙂

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  4. colinfalconer
    November 30, 2012 @ 3:33 am

    I think maybe you’re a bit hard on yourself, Kristy! I’d say 81K is pretty damned good.

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    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      December 2, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

      Thanks, Colin! I’m actually happy with the number. I just don’t like falling short of a goal. I think the reason I didn’t get there is because I was bouncing around the heads of characters in four different stories. If I ever am that ever that stupid ambitious again, I’m going to stick with one story…maybe two. 🙂

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  5. Natalie Hartford
    November 30, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    HOLY COW that is ahhhhmazing!! Congrats Kristy…you just kicked some serious creative BUTT…you ROCK! Now…go celebrate!

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  6. Marcy Kennedy
    December 1, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    That’s a huge success, not a defeat! You should be excited. I understand why you feel creatively drained too. It doesn’t sound like your brain got much down time.

    Please let me know when you and the others are setting off on your February challenge. I might want to join 🙂

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    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      December 2, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

      Thanks, Marcy! I am mostly excited, but the book I most wanted to finish is just slightly more than half finished now. I’ll get it done though.

      And I’ll definitely be announcing the February challenge a couple of times throughout the month of January. I’m hoping I remember to make a blog that everyone can use to update word counts by then. I think that was one of the most motivating things about NaNoWriMo…just putting the words in every day. 🙂

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  7. Debra Kristi
    December 2, 2012 @ 10:06 pm

    Hell girl. You rocked it. Stop being so hard on yourself. That’s some serious wordage happening there. I may jump in and join you in February. NaNo keeps falling at a bad time for me.

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    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      December 3, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

      Thanks, Debra. 🙂 NaNo’s timing sucks. Clearly whoever set it up to happen in November wasn’t a woman…or a mom. I’m hoping we can do 3-4 of the ‘alternate NaNo’s’ in 2013…but you can bet none of them are going to be scheduled near the holidays. October…maybe. But none after that. At least not until the first of the next year. At least not for me. 🙂

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