Camp NaNoWriMo: 3 Days In

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2017: Three Days In!

Happy Camp NaNoWriMo!  As I mentioned last week, I have a lot of writing plans on my plate for April’s Camp NaNoWriMo.  This is my chance to basically brain dump all my ideas so I can see what is ready to move forward. Snow Day = Writing 2000 words! In a freak April Fool’s DayRead more

NaNoWriMo: Day 14

It has been a rough week.  Not for writing, things are coming along beautifully with the writing.  It has just been a tough week.  I don’t think anyone will really wonder why.  I have turned to writing as a way to help process what is going on in the US.   Here is what hasRead more

NaNoWriMo Adventures 2016: Day 7

Every NaNoWriMo is different for me.  All I know about how I write is that I do it best with a 30 day/50,000 word goal.  Other than that, there are no rules.  No, that’s not accurate: I also cast my characters.  A lot of time is spend casting who would play this character among celebrities.Read more

Northanger Abbey Read-a-Long: Final Wrap Up

The month of October ends today as does the Northanger Abbey Read-a-Long.  It has been an interesting month and thank you to Maureen who stuck through the month and read with me (even when she got behind). Reading the book slowly was an interesting experience.  It was like being back in high school, but withRead more

Northanger Abbey Read-a-Long: Week 4

Today we are wrapping up our discussion with Volume 2. This part of the story focuses primarily on Catherine with the Tilney family at Northanger Abbey. To me the book felt like two completely different stories.  Volume 2 not only changes our setting, but the focus of Catherine.  She goes from trying to navigate society toRead more

Weekly Reading: Northanger Abbey(s)

In the world of Austen Modernizations there are successes and there are failures and there are things in between.  As a couple of us read Northanger Abbey together and as I prepare to tackle co-writing my own modernization of the story, I looked to see what else was out there.  Two things came to myRead more

Northanger Abbey Read-a-Long: Week 3

This week we are discussing volume 2, chapters 1-8. Actually, since I am a little behind (thanks conferences and traveling), take this weekend to catch up and we will discuss all of volume 2 next week. Instead, might I interest you in Cate Morland, her Tumblr, and Youtube videos? I say this because I am goingRead more

Northanger Abbey Read-a-Long: Week 2

This week we are discussing volume 1, chapters 8-15. By the end of this section, all of our characters have been fully introduced.  As has, what I consider to be, a subplot.  What do I mean?  I mean Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho. I am linking out to the Wikipedia entry about the book so youRead more

Northanger Read-A-Long: Week 1

This week we are discussing volume 1, chapters 1-7. What should you do?  Post some thoughts in the comments.  You can answer questions I am asking here or you can post anything you want to say.  You can share favorite quotes or passages.  You can talk about what you like or dislike about a character.Read more

Northanger Abbey Read-a-Long – Starts Today!

Don’t forget! Today the Northanger Abbey Read-a-Long starts today. You can still sign up if you want to participate! Signing up gets you email reminders and a possible sticker (if you want one). Each Thursday there will be a discussion post.  I will post questions and comments based on the week’s chapters.  Everyone is welcomeRead more