Goals and Failure – It’s My Thing!

If you have been following me on Facebook, you may know that my first novel Modern Persuasion, is going to be published.  I have been coming down from the high that a major life goal is officially crossed off. I am very, very, very goal oriented… add another very in there.  I need a goal toRead more

Reading Monday: I Gave It Up A Book and Went to the Beach

I decided to give up on a book this week: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.  I believe I have talked about the difficult decision to give up on a book.  Typically I have enjoyed Hoffman’s magical realism, but this one was just not working for me.  It seems her more religious books, especially those thatRead more

Big Announcement: My First Novel’s Publication

Here I am, a week into July and a week into Camp NaNoWriMo (a project that barely has 2,000 words at this point because… reasons).  This is my third time doing the July round of Camp NaNoWrimo.  The very first time I participated is the reason for this post today. My novel Modern Persuasion isRead more

Sometimes I Fail and It’s Cool

I failed at something this week.  Basically, I proposed something at work and, after quite a bit of consideration, we decided not to do it.  Why?  While what I proposed was a good idea and would have solved a number of problems, it would have created some problems we are actively trying to avoid.  ItRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Ch-ch-ch-changes!

Recollection Wednesday is the day I look back and where I have been as a reader, writer, knitter, person, etc.  Typically it will be connected to a book I have read in the past.  By past I mean, not this week.  This is still not a book review, but like with many book clubs, theRead more

Writing and Confidence and Failure

I am switching things around and Fridays are now going to be me discussing anything I want to discuss in my life.  It could be knitting, Wikipedia, work, writing, more reading, Cedric Doggery, Sabine the cat, or anything else.  Why?  I DO WHAT I WANT! That’s why.  Please to enjoy. Once a month I meetRead more

Recollection Wednesday: Neverwhere

Welcome to Night Vale is unique in that it is a fictional podcast that led to a book.  Fictional podcasts are rare enough, but they are fun.  What I find is far more typical is that fictional books are read over a podcast.  It is far more typical for the book to be written firstRead more

Weekly Meeting: Welcome To Night Vale

This week I finally got to read Welcome to Night Vale.  For those who don’t know, this is a novel that is an extension of the podcast.  I first got this book at ALA in San Francisco and gave it to my sister-in-law.  She loved it and it got her hooked on the podcast.  Christi gotRead more