I had every intention to get in on the one-a-day thankful meme, but then it was mid-November and, well. But I firmly believe it's never too late to be thankful, so I've compiled my list for Thanksgiving itself. 26 things because this year, Thanksgiving fell on the 26th. 26 Things I'm Thankful For: (or: A… Continue reading #Thankful
A few years ago I made the Best Decision and shelled out money for the teeniest, lightest laptop I could find - an Inspiron Mini Netbook. Suddenly, my writing could go everywhere I went, and it did. I could take it on the plane, on the bus, walk with it to a coffee shop, bring… Continue reading On Writing Mechanisms
The benefit of consistently writing for so many years is that you really get to know your process. Which means knowing what works for you, but also knowing where you struggle. I've come to accept over the years that 1/3rd of the way through a first draft is always where I start losing momentum. The… Continue reading Just Keep Swimming
I just spent the last two weeks completely useless and out of it. It started with a flu, only to quickly devolve into walking pneumonia. It's hard to be productive with a fever, so I acquiesced to the sofa and too much Netflix. A brief round of antibiotics was enough to clear it up. All… Continue reading Pneumonia
I've been much quieter these past few weeks for a number of reasons, the first and foremost being that our lives have been completely turned upside down. But in a good way! It's just made for some chaotic and non-writing times. And they're not going to be over any time in the immediate future. I… Continue reading Quiet. Too Quiet.
I'm calling it. I have 83k words on draft zero of my new WIP and it's time to stop, regroup, and begin the rewrite. I didn't finish the story - unless you count "rocks fall, everybody dies" - but so much needs to be changed - has changed - since I started it that the… Continue reading WIP Update