No, I Didn’t Win Camp NaNoWriMo and That’s OK

For the first time in a very long time, I did not win Camp NaNoWriMo.  It’s actually not a big deal and here is why. First, some background is necessary.  While November is the main NaNoWriMo period, in April and July there are two smaller periods with self-defined goals.  Instead of 50,000 you can chooseRead 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

Another Published Story: Frozen Wasteland

This fall I tried my hand at writing horror for the first time.  This morning, Mill Pages (my writing group’s Zine) posted the story: Frozen Wasteland.  You can read it on the webpage.    

Weekend Special: Me! Published! YAY!

It has been a crazy week.  Actually, so far every week this year has been a crazy week.  Some of it good stuff and some of it bad.  This week had a bunch of both.  For example, my tenure application has been unanimously accepted by the most difficult committee to get through.  The other good newsRead 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