So I’m NaNo’ing…

So I’m NaNo’ing…

This’ll be quick and dirty, because I want to get to it, but I’ve been thinking for a few days, now, that I should probably ya know…. BLOG. So here I am, BLOGGING. I am doing NaNoWriMo. First time, and I’m excited. Maybe it’s all the fanfiction I pump out, but I’m not afraid, at least not of the Word Count. Will definitely finish… but I want it to be good. You know? Read like an actual novel, and therein lies the challenge for myself. It’s coming along nicely, really still working on the first chapter and almost at 5K words in. If you have more than 5K words, don’t […]



Yeah, Hi.

What’s up blog people! Just saying hi and things, doing my monthly “I’m alive!” wave. Things are good, for me. Living and such, so that’s good. I have been trying to get out of the house more, so I haven’t been around much. I’d apologize but…. I don’t think that’s a bad thing! So, I’ve been telling myself that I’m going to to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) … and I started a project earlier this year not knowing you couldn’t pick up something you’d already started for NaNo. Booo. Because. I kind of want to dedicate November to that project and try to get it off the ground. I’ve […]



Check in

Check in

I’ve got a couple of tweets from people asking if I’m alive, so I thought I’d drop a quick line to say YES. :-D Things have been pretty okay since coming home, just have been busy. I still haven’t set up my writing space, mostly due to not a lot of money to do that. May be my fall project. In the meantime the couch or the bed, or next to a caramel macchiato will have to do. And has been doing just fine. I sort of got to a place where I could write about writing, or I could write. I got very deeply into a particular piece and […]



On a horse with no name…

On a horse with no name…

I had about 5 options for naming this post… a few witty, some blatantly honest. I didn’t know which one to go with so I chose none of them. That’s kind of how things go in my life. If I can’t decide, I choose NONE of the options.  Don’t know what I want for lunch? I just don’t eat. Don’t know what color pens I want to buy? I buy none of them. I don’t think the word moderation or compromise have entries in my dictionary. So, I’m having a problem. My problem is two fold– too much and not enough. How is that possible, you ask? Well, I’ll tell […]



Lessons people should learn from me:

Lessons people should learn from me:

Well, actually just one lesson. Do not open a document in Outlook email, work on it, add 2000 words to it and then save it and go to bed. It will not be there when you wake up in the morning and want to look at it, with fresh eyes. No, no it won’t. You will be devastated and stare at the computer, mouth agape, for the better part of an hour while desperately typing phrases like ‘recover documents vista’ into google, hoping for  a miracle. You won’t find one. And so you’ll have to spend your Wednesday night sulking while you muster up some energy to RETYPE whatever you […]



Does this Stylebook make me look fat?

Does this Stylebook make me look fat?

Fuel Your Writing (which, by the way, is a fantastic new site published by the Fuel Brand of sites.  Writing tips and guidelines and commiserations galore. Follow them at @fuelyourwriting or follow them on Facebook) published a new post today, which I think was written just for me, for two reasons: a) I have a mild problem with buying writing books but not reading them. But really, I have an excuse and that is that they are packed up, and I can’t unpack them because I don’t have a place to unpack them TO. And SO. I haven’t cracked open a writing book in… it’s been a while, alright? Today […]



So I’m back.

So I’m back.

Vacation was fantastic. Subperbly fantastic. It was great to see my family and all my friends on both sides of the state of Washington. Yay. It was a much needed, well deserved, and thoroughly enjoyed break. I have some photos if anyone cares– snaps 1 and snaps 2! Unfortunately I didn’t have much time for reading OR writing on vacation. I suppose that’s what a real vacation is though. Time away from everything you spend all your time doing. Nonetheless, I am back in action and ready to get back in the writing saddle. I’m looking for a desk and a chair to put in my study so I can […]



So now what?

So now what?

Uhm. So, when I said I was going to attempt a new project, a lot of people said ‘oh, the first chapter is the hardest! Get that out of the way and you’ll be good to go!’ To those people I’d like to say— No. Because for me, the start is always the easiest and most exciting. It’s where I feel like I am finally accomplishing things and getting these ideas swirling around in my head out and on “paper”. I’m excited and I’m purposeful and I’m typing and fingers are flying and I’m DOING IIIIITTTTTTT! But then I get to the end of Chapter 1 and think… well. Now […]



In with the new

In with the new

So, anyone who is paying attention to this blog (which I think is just me) might have noticed that I added something new to my Writers Write page, which is the list of projects that I’m working on. YAY. This has been a long time coming– really long, almost a year. For about a year I have been writing drabbles and exercises and snips and shorts and fanfiction, in preparation for writing something completely original, out of my brain. On the one hand, I’m excited, really excited because this is a new step for me. On the other hand, I’m scared out of my mind. For really no reason.  It’s […]



Simplify, simplify

Simplify, simplify

I know it’s hard to believe, but I’m a very simple person. I don’t drive an extravagant model of car. I mean, I drive a KIA. It’s worth $6.99. I don’t have a lot of clothes. The clothes I do have aren’t anywhere near designer or anything. I don’t particularly like really fancy food. In fact, the fancier the food, the less I probably like it. A great night out, for me, is hanging with some friends, having a slice or two from Fellini’s Pizza, and then watching a bad movie on cable. So why, when it comes to writing, I try to get all fancified, I don’t know. But […]