Ambivalent: Final Update 30/30

I missed five days last week (feverthroatyawfulness), but here it is: the final 1500 words that will put me at exactly 50,000 words. I did it! It took two Novembers, and it’s completely unofficial because 1. I didn’t actually, formally sign up for NaNoWriMo this year and I won’t be sending in my current draft and […]

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Ambivalent: Daily Update 23/30

While it’s drawing to a close on here, I’m realizing that this writing endeavor is going to exceed the 50k word count by thousands.  I’m still debating as to whether or not I’ll be continuing with daily goals and daily blog updates of progress beyond the 30th, but until then:   Tonight’s update gives the […]

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Ambivalent: Daily Update 22/30

Short entry tonight: how I earned the name “gullible Rose.”   Aun Aqui   While we lived in the dumpy little house on Elmstreet, hanging out outside took up the free time that was left to me after school.  When I wasn’t playing football with Kenny and the boys or browsing through my Pokemon collection […]

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Ambivalent: Daily Update 21/30

Happy day before Thanksgiving, everybody!  Enjoy the food and time off of work (hopefully you’ll get to enjoy atleast a little of it).  Tonight’s entry: more of our stay in NPR, Florida.  Football, fights, and a little bit of criminal activity. Aun Aqui   “One-missippi two-missipi threemississippi fourmissipifivemisipee!” I rushed forward and chased the boy who was […]

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Ambivalent: Daily Update 20/30

Today is the 66% completion marker, and I’m less than five thousand words away from the 50k goal.  Happiness abounds!  In tonight’s entry, our family settles back into the Sunshine State and I encounter some interesting experiences at, and on the way to, school. Aun Aqui     Our new house in Florida was kind of a drag.  […]

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Ambivalent: Daily Update 18/30

Soon it was time for me to start second grade.  The bad news was that Katie and I wouldn’t have any classes together that year. But then, mom got a phone call from Grammy, saying that granddad (our great grandfather) had suffered from a stroke.  That was the very bad news. “It’s so hard taking […]

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Ambivalent: Daily Update 17/30

Short entry today.  I’ve been outside enjoying the weather! Criticism and feedback are very appreciated, Aun Aqui   The Spice Girls. They gave me something to identify with, and define myself by. My best friend in the 1st grade, Katie Mueller, first introduced me to the band. We were in PE one day, doing sit […]

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Ambivalent: Daily Update 16/30

Friday! At last.  It felt like it would never get here.  Have a great, safe weekend everyone.  More updates to come. Aun Aqui   “Dudley!” My mom called out towards her and dad’s bedroom door one oddly warm October evening. “We need to check the kids candy before they eat it!” Bobby and I had already […]

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Ambivalent: Daily Update 14/30

33,053 words.  Love it.  That means that I met my personal goal of doubling today’s goal: this calls for a celebration!  (=Ben and Jerry’s chocolate fudge brownie ice cream.) We’re half-way through the week everybody!  Hope it’s going well for you all. Criticism and feedback are welcome and appreciated as always! Aun Aqui   “Waaaaake up!”  […]

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Ambivalent: Daily Update 13/30

Today’s update pushes me past the 30,000 word mark!  The beginning of the end is nearly within sight.  It’s very encouraging.  This has been a daunting task and most nights, I fall asleep feeling anxious about the next day’s writing, but overall, it has been an extremely positive experience.  Thinking about the past and analyzing […]

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