350,000

Yesterday was Halloween.  At our house, we are on the wrong side of a very busy road where the speed limit increases to 55 mph, so we don’t get trick or treaters.  That means we really don’t bother with the holiday since the funnest part of it isn’t something we get to enjoy.  I do…

South Central Rain

Sitting here tonight with my babe listening to Pandora radio.  Right now it’s an old R.E.M. tune, South Central Rain.  The poor woman has to read some Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx for her upcoming next class, so I put on some classy 80’s alternative music to keep her happy.  Ok… it was totally for…

September NaNoWriMo

I took part in my first National Novel Writing Month in November of 2011 (it may have been 2012, but the years blur together now and I’m unsure).  At the time I had a first chapter and some rough ideas for a noir fantasy novel featuring a character named Ben Templeton, set in the 1930’s…

300,000 Words and Counting

I set a goal just before New Years eve in 2015.  I planned to write 350,000 words of new fiction.  Not all of those words – probably most of those words – will ever get published, but it was a chance to build a daily writing habit into my life, stretch myself on a variety…

Tweeting the Day Away

I have been remiss in getting up the vacation posts, but I’ve started writing one and will get around to it, I promise.  Mostly I’ve been writing and writing and… well writing.  And that doesn’t count the time I’ve wasted on Twitter, which I’ve suddenly found infinitely more useful. For those of you who want…

Random

Just a jumble of random thoughts today as I try to catch back up with posting… Bernie gracefully ended his campaign and is supporting Clinton… and so am I.  If you supported Bernie and believed in his causes, you will support her.  Anyone who switches to supporting Trump wasn’t a true Sanders believer in the…

June is Gone

The halfway point of the year (unofficial) has come and gone.  We are into the second six months.  As always, it’s time for me to check in with how I’m doing. June was… spectacular.  I wrote 43,568 words, including a little over 34,000 words on the comic fantasy novel.  The average was 1450 plus words…

Halfway

It happened last Saturday and I didn’t even realize it.  It happened early in the day on what turned out to be a marathon writing morning of 3300 plus words.  It happened on the day we were planning a party for a bunch of family members to celebrate my oldest son’s graduation from high school.…

A New Study Says…

I hate those words.  Hate them.  A new study says means you are about to be regaled with some sort of pseudo pop-science junk news that is designed to either make you feel totally cool about your horribly bad habits (“eating lots of chocolate helps you lose weight!”) or make you feel like total shit…