Archive for November, 2012


After several years of trying, after a trip out of town that got me off to a slow start, after a 4-day migraine and the distraction of Thanksgiving, even after the peculiarly specific self-loathing that always sets in around 30,000 words… …I finished NaNoWriMo! I’m not done with the manuscript, so I’ll be working on […]

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving…

…and there are a few writing-related thanks that I’d like to reflect on: -I’m thankful to be writing again, in earnest. It feels so good to get the words out, and see them come together as a cohesive — if not quite ready to show the world — finished product. -I’m thankful that our circumstances […]

This year, NaNoWriMo is fun

I’m mid-way through my NaNoWriMo attempt as of today, and I’m taking a break for a little celebration. This year’s NaNo has been a totally different experience for me. The words have come more freely, and I’ve made it farther to 50,000 words already than I ever have before. I’m a big believer in joining […]

Fresh sights

We returned late Monday night from a long weekend in northern California, where we met up with most of my mom’s side of the family to celebrate my Grandpa’s 80th birthday. Taking a few days away put me a bit behind my target word count for the week, sure (though I tried to write a […]