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NaNoWriMo Week 3: In Which I Fall Behind

Here I am on Week 3, and I have fallen behind -- it's always my goal to attempt to keep up with my regular writing commitments (journaling, blogging, reviews) while I'm doing NaNoWriMo, but if I have to choose, I choose my novel. November only comes once a year, after all. This has been a rough week -- I've been swamped with freelance work and stealing 45 minutes a day to novel anyway. That's why my usual Monday blog post is appearing on ... Thursday!…See More
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NaNoWriMo Week 12: What NOT to Give Up

Last week, I wrote a post with tips for clearing more time for novel writing. This post is the counterbalance to that one — these are the things I recommend you DO continue to make time for, even in the midst of your novel-writing frenzy. You’ll be glad for the investment once the madness is over in December.…See More
Nov 10
Lacey Louwagie commented on the blog post 'NaNoWriMo Week 1: Where to Find the Time'
"Thanks, Linda. Best of luck to you during this fantastic, grueling, difficult, magical month!"
Nov 4
Linda M Crawford commented on the blog post 'NaNoWriMo Week 1: Where to Find the Time'
"Great suggestions. Thank you. I am making time to write this month for nano. You go girl. I know you can do it."
Nov 3
Linda M Crawford liked Lacey Louwagie's blog post NaNoWriMo Week 1: Where to Find the Time
Nov 3
Lacey Louwagie posted a blog post

NaNoWriMo Week 1: Where to Find the Time

Well, I am up to my eyeballs in NaNoWriMo and it's only day 3. After a productive write-in on Saturday, a somewhat grueling coffee-shop stint on Sunday, and an early morning of writing the bare minimum today, I gave my "So, You Want to Write a Novel (in a month)?" presentation for the second time tonight. A couple weeks ago I shared some tips for …See More
Nov 3
Lacey Louwagie posted a blog post

Doing NaNoWriMo? Get Started NOW

NaNoWriMo begins in a week and a half, which means your time for any pre-NaNo prepping is drawing short. Although NaNo rules require that you not write a single word of your novel before November 1 (and I'm no cheater!) there are several things you can do right now to help you hit the ground running.Track how you’re spending your time - The biggest challenge to writers everywhere, and NaNo-ers in…See More
Oct 21
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NaNoWriMo - I'm Doing It!

So, I told myself I would do NaNoWriMo if I finished my Rapunzel novel by November 1st.That's not going to happen. (I don't think).I'm still going to do NaNoWriMo.I got off track on Rapunzel because of unforeseen work disruptions which led to me ending work with a long-standing freelance client so I could keep up with the increased workload from another. And as I've written about often, I suck at writing during times of personal transition.I will be able…See More
Oct 6
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Cheryl Klein Master Plot Course - Go If You Can

I'm not real big into writing conferences. I tend to skip over pages about conferences in writing magazines, and my mind sort of shuts off when I read advice about how to pitch at conferences, or how they are a good way to "get your foot in the door." I think, but can't my writing speak for itself? And, I can't afford the travel + the time off work, and the only way to get better at writing is to write anyway,…See More
Sep 8
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Aug 4
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I'm a Librarian Again!

One of the best jobs I've ever had was as a teen services librarian for a rural library. It was incredibly fulfilling, as working with youth is often rewarding, not to mention FUN, and I got paid to know lots of stuff about Young Adult Literature. On top of that, it was a part-time position, which meant I could balance it with my freelance work and still keep my primary clients happy.Leaving that job was one of the hardest parts of moving away after I got married; I worked in a circulation…See More
Aug 4
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Rumpled Free on Kindle August 1-5

My retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, Rumpled, is free on Kindle from now through August 5.See More
Aug 1
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On the End of 100 Happy Days

I hope that I still have many happy days to come, but this last weekend marked the official end of my participation in the #100happydays meme. The meme challenges you to take one picture a day of something that makes you happy, and post it to your network of choice -- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.On the surface, this may not seem to have much to do with writing -- but I undertook the…See More
Jul 7
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5 Things Ryan Eggold Doesn't Know About Being a Writer

When I was in my parents’ bathroom over the weekend, I picked up the copy of Women’s Health hanging out by the toilet and read 5 Juicy Questions for Ryan Eggold. Here’s his response to question #4:What’s one profession that you find extremely attractive? A writer. I don’t think I’ve ever dated a writer, and I have this fantasy that I’m going to marry one; I have no idea why. It’s something about sitting at your computer writing with…See More
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Jun 25
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In Defense of Fan-Fiction

I recently read Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl (you can read my review here.) It brought back a lot of memories for me — memories about college, because Rowell…See More
Jun 16

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Who I am:
I first started writing as soon as I was old enough to hold a pencil and fold pieces of paper together. My first book, full of pictures of unicorns (I was too young to know how to write), started me on the writing path I'm still on today: exploring different realities through science fiction and fantasy.

Since then, I've become better at "drawing pictures" with words than pencils. In addition to writing my own stuff, I'm also a teen services librarian and freelance editor and writer, writing primarily for children and teens. I most like to edit, workshop, coach, and proofread what I most like to read: novels and memoir. But I skillfully edit a wide range of materials to keep food on the table (and in my pets' dishes).

Currently, I'm co-editing an anthology of personal stories by young, progressive Catholics for ACTA publications. I'm also working on pitching my young adult novel, Ever This Day, to agents, and writing a novella retelling the story of Rumplestiltskin.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
http://www.laceylouwagie.com
http://youngadultcatholics-blog.com
Twitter - @laceylouwagie
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Poem: "Angry Catholic Woman" published in "Just Like a Girl: A Manifesta!" edited by Michele Sewell
Short Story: "The Man in the Mirror" published in "Queer Dimensions" edited by James Rasmussan
Study Guide for the documentary "Going on Thirteen"
Co-editor of "Hungering and Thirsting for Justice: True Stories by Young Adult Catholics" from ACTA Publications
Media outlets that I currently write for:
www.newmoon.com
http://youngadultcatholics-blog.com
My writing is:
Fiction, Journalism, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3409964.Lacey_Louwagie
Services I offer to other writers:
Editing, coaching, workshopping, proof-reading
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Speculative Fiction Writers Group (offline)
I found out about She Writes from:
Nancy Gruver

Lacey Louwagie's Blog

NaNoWriMo Week 3: In Which I Fall Behind

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 8:23pm 0 Comments

Here I am on Week 3, and I have fallen behind -- it's always my goal to attempt to keep up with my regular writing commitments (journaling, blogging, reviews) while I'm doing NaNoWriMo, but if I have to choose, I choose my novel. November only comes once a year, after all. 

This has been a rough week -- I've been swamped with freelance work and stealing 45 minutes a day to novel anyway. That's why my usual Monday blog post is appearing on ...…

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NaNoWriMo Week 12: What NOT to Give Up

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 9:08pm 0 Comments

Last week, I wrote a post with tips for clearing more time for novel writing. This post is the counterbalance to that one — these are the things I recommend you DO continue to make time for, even in the midst of your novel-writing frenzy. You’ll be glad for the investment once the madness is over in December.…

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NaNoWriMo Week 1: Where to Find the Time

Posted on November 3, 2014 at 8:52pm 2 Comments

Well, I am up to my eyeballs in NaNoWriMo and it's only day 3. After a productive write-in on Saturday, a somewhat  grueling coffee-shop stint on Sunday, and an early morning of writing the bare minimum today, I gave my "So, You Want to Write a Novel (in a month)?" presentation for the second time tonight. A couple weeks ago I shared some tips for …

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Doing NaNoWriMo? Get Started NOW

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 7:37am 0 Comments

NaNoWriMo begins in a week and a half, which means your time for any pre-NaNo prepping is drawing short. Although NaNo rules require that you not write a single word of your novel before November 1 (and I'm no cheater!) there are several things you can do right now to help you hit the ground running.

  1. Track how you’re spending your time - The biggest challenge…
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At 12:34pm on May 28, 2014, Mardith Louisell said…

Lacey, I'm from Duluth. when and where did you live there and what did you do?  Mardi

At 1:57pm on May 25, 2014, Mardith Louisell said…

Hi, Lacey, thanks for your email. I met him many years ago when he was teaching at The Loft in Mpls. (Where are you located by the way?) Now he has just retired!! I eventually became friends with him. Another great piece of advice from Larry I often give writers when I'm editing and try
to remember to give myself is not to repeat what you have said unless there is a good reason, that is, don't just say something another way. It confuses the reader and makes her or him reread it to see if they missed something the first time.
Mardi

At 4:47pm on May 22, 2014, Mardith Louisell said…

Lacy, Happy to be your friend. Am trying to get more active. I have your post on using time to write printed out on bright teal paper and it is now with me when I write. Thank you.

At 8:15pm on May 5, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Welcome to She Writes, Lacey. If you’re looking for a place to jump in here, you might enjoy joining us in the fiction group, or in the novelist group if you write longer fiction. Hope you'll enjoy the site!

Meg Waite Clayton
www.megwaiteclayton.com
Welcome to She Writes. Hope you'll enjoy the site!
 
 
 

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