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

How I Write

It is almost July, which means it’s round 2 of Camp NaNoWriMo.  I have been writing in NaNoWriMo events for 12 years.  For 12 years, as a writer, I have written in nearly every NaNoWriMo event.   For about 66% of that time I have thought about what it means to be a writer, especially asRead 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

Writing Communities

Reading and writing are not thought of as group activities.  Even those of us who join book clubs, do the reading on our own.  For me reading is something done alone.  The first time I read a book with someone (an audiobook with a boy friend), it was weird.  I felt obligated to avoid skippingRead more

Camp NaNoWriMo and Me

As I mentioned earlier (an accidentally posted a few days ago), I am doing Camp NaNoWriMo again this month. I have done if before.  November isn’t the only time I write.  In fact, I have done so much writing over the past 12 years that I have a lot I can edit and publish overRead more

NaBloPoMo – Coming… NOW!!

I decided to try an experiment in April: NaBloPoMo.  This typically happens in November with National Novel Writing Month, but the goal is similar: write for a month.  I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo in April and will be working on some of my own writing projects, but I will also be posting daily toRead more

My Writing – National Novel Writing Month

It’s November and, for me, that means it’s National Novel Writing Month.  This is year 12 for me and for the first time, in a long time, I am writing something original. This year I am working on a mystery novel about a serial killer in an academic library.  In no way is my lifeRead more