2018 Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 – Am I Going to Win?

It’s hard to say if I’m going to win Camp NaNoWriMo this April. One main reason is that I’m not done with the month. The other might be that I don’t really have a measurable goal. Today we’re going to discuss what I have worked on, what I ignored, and where my head has beenRead more

The Loss of an Old Friend

I found out an old friend, from the days of my depression, passed away from a rare form of cancer. She wasn’t even 40, if I remember her age correctly. I had been thinking a lot about her lately, but we haven’t spoken since about 1999/2000. In fact, I don’t even know if she wouldRead more

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Not A Blog Tour: The Rotary Club in Lowell

It’s always fascinating to see the web of my world come to life.  Yes, I didn’t grow up in Massachusetts, but my mother did and my parents lived here for quite a while before we moved to Miami.  Even now, after 15 years, I have connections where I least expect it.  One of those connectionsRead more

Another April, Another Failed Camp NaNoWriMo And I Am Glad

Another April, Another Failed Camp NaNoWriMo And I Am Glad

Remember last April when I didn’t finish Camp NaNoWriMo?  No, well I did and this April I did it again.  Last time, I was merely OK with the failure.  This year, I am actually glad I didn’t finish.  Today I am going to talk about why I am very glad I failed at something IRead more

Getting Ready For Modern Persuasion

Managing Your Disappointment and Pivoting

It’s been a long two weeks for me.  With the travel and getting sick, it would have been long enough.  On top of it, I have had to pivot in regards to Modern Persuasion’s publication.   Obviously, we were all expecting the cover reveal to be a few days ago, but with the publishing dateRead more

NaNoWriMo and Writing: Writing Every Day

I think the one advice almost every author has given is that you need to write every day.  The idea, from the way I understand it, is that by writing every day we make progress and move forward.  It is making writing a habit and routine rather than another obligation we need to find timeRead more

Reading Monday: Your Probably Already Read This One…

This week I finally tackled The Martian– finally! I saw the movie like a month ago when it finally aired on HBO.  You are probably not surprised that I loved both the book and the movie.  Probably because most of you enjoyed both. This was not the only book I finished this week, I also finished TheRead more

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

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

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