Hangover Day

What a lovely sound, eh? That’s about the size of how I feel, though. It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and I feel slumpy and lethargic, hungover without the headache, though through the course of the day I had just two glasses of wine and less than a glass of beer. Turkey and all that other […]

A Short Break From the Short Break

This morning’s map as per the National Weather Service’s webpage: I’m living in the pink zone, the ‘Winter Storm Warning’ Zone, the ‘6-to-10 inches of snow’ Zone. Of course, folks out near Buffalo would probably snort and say, “6 to 10 inches of snow? Wuss. We’d kill to have 6 to 10 inches of snow.” […]

Stepping Back

After a rough week on the writing front, I managed to squeak out a few hundred words on Saturday followed by two good sessions Sunday which added about 3000 words to my current project. And, even better, I feel like those were 3000 pretty good words that add to my story. Yay. NaNo’s handy little […]

Blah, Friday

It’s Friday. Normally, I get my blog posts done in the morning, but I’ve been slipping lately. I haven’t been thinking about the blog post much this week (I lie; I’ve thought about it several times this week, but never got much beyond “Friday’s coming.”), and we went to the school musical last night which […]

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I forgot to update my NaNo word count yesterday. It will always look to the whole world like I did nothing yesterday, that I’m a slacker, a NaNo pretender. t’s not entirely true–I actually wrote about 300 words yesterday that were intended for my project. I pretty much deliberately took yesterday off, though; after cranking […]

Another Quote: Reviews

Because NaNo (just under 13,000 words so far) is eating my brain, I’m even less prepared than normal for a Friday post. So I’m once again  turning to John Irving’s interview in The Paris Review back in 1986: “Reviews are only important when no one knows who you are.” What say you?

Weekend Update

Greetings, it’s the first blog post of November. After me kvetching over unseasonable weather back in early September, we had a gorgeous autumn, with a great run of fall colors and pleasant temperatures. And yesterday came and I woke up to snow. It wasn’t much–little patches here and there, more like ice pellets  that coated […]