NaNoWriMo 2016

After NaNoWriMo 2016: Moving Forward

It’s time for me to consider what happens with what I wrote for NaNoWriMo 2016.  There are two different projects to consider.  First, there is the background information for Northanger Farm.  This was an exercise to help Christi and me develop what we want to write.  To move forward I have to give Christi whatRead more

Creating a Personal Archive

Creating a Personal Archive: PAP’s Archive

Last week I shared my failure when it came to thinking about what I saved from working on Modern Persuasion.  Today I am going to show you what it looks like when I am actually aware of what I am saving.  PAP is the code name for my second novel, a modernization of Pride &Read more

My Newest Obsession: Bullet Journals

The Knitting Bullet Journal

Right now it makes sense for me to have a couple of different journals organized the way bullet journals can be.  Why?  Primarily because I already had a collections of topic specific journals.  Today I am going to share my knitting journal.  I suspect this will be merged with my blog journal as it evolvesRead more

Top 10 Books I Loved More Than I Expected

Top 10 Books I Loved More Than I Expected

This past week I did a 17 hour audiobook in 4 days.  The book was Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex.  I loved the Virgin Suicides, but have been reluctant to read Middlesex for a variety of reason.  Mostly it was because it is recognized as “the great American novel.”  I find “the great American novel” to frequently not be myRead more

NaBloPoMo - Dec 2016

Charm With Me Club

I don’t wear jewelry.  In fact, any jewelry I buy ends up becoming decoration.  My mother often offers to buy me a Pandora bracelet, but I refuse.  That is until I discovered the Charm With Me Club. Suddenly, I needed to have a charm bracelet.  Why?  Geek stuff, specifically Harry Potter beads. It’s your typicalRead more

My Newest Obsession: Bullet Journals

The Blog’s Bullet Journal

As much as my daily bullet journal has been amazingly helpful, I realized I needed one just for the… well, mostly the blog.  It’s more than this blog though, it’s everything I am managing outside of work and life.  It is the writing, the publishing, the promotion, and everything else that could come after that.Read more

Creating a Personal Archive

Creating a Personal Archive: The Idea

A few weeks ago author Philip Roth donated his personal archive to a library in New Jersey.  It made the news because Roth is… well, he’s Roth and that’s what happens when you are super famous and literary. Personally, this is just another thing related to archives that has hit me at the right time in myRead more

My Newest Obsession: Bullet Journals

My Newest Obsession: Bullet Journals

I am prone to obsessions.  I have always loved collecting journals.  I am a list maker, a goal setter, and life tracker.  I like having an analog journal and calendar, not just digital ones.  I like being able to sit in bed or on the couch, and reflect on what I have going on, whatRead more

NaNoWriMo 2016: The End… Not Really

NaNoWriMo is over!  I am done!  Well, as done as I can be.  What happened in the end? Quite a lot happened and all in about 2 days.  As I have mentioned before, I didn’t really write a novel this year.  I wrote 2 things.  First, the background necessary to help me co-write a novelRead more

NaBloPoMo - Dec 2016

… And Now It’s December

There are 31 days left in the year of 2016. For those 31 days I am going to post to the blog every day! I was trying to decide what to write today and I looked back to see what I was doing this time last year.  Last year I was still thinking that thisRead more