• Sundry Posts

    First Draft Blues

    So, I did it. I managed to complete the first draft of my NaNoWriMo novel. The thing ended up being just over 91,000 words. I can now rest. Oh, wait. It’s Christmas time. There is no resting. We did manage to get the majority of our shopping done this weekend. That just leaves the rest of the shopping, including food shopping, wrapping presents, cookie making, and house clean up. Somewhere in the middle, I need to work and to sleep. Okay, just breathe. This is normal for me. Christmas happens every year and as much as I try I am still unable to make it as simple as I want…

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    The Post November Hangover

    I feel as if I am hungover and need to recover from a long night of drinking. I’ve never made the correlation between NaNoWriMo and a really good party, but there it is. It’s the end of NaNoWriMo and the beginning of the holiday season. There is a let-down after all the hype of November, at least in the writing world. The build up begins during October and, if you are lucky, lasts all the way through the end of the month. It did for me. I spend the month of November, happily typing away on my novel reaching my required 50,000 words before the end of the third week.…

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    Midweek Distractions

    Today I wanted to talk about all the distractions in life in honor of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Being the first Wednesday of the month, that is what is supposed to happen. I wanted to talk about the things that I struggled against during the last month. The things that pull me away from the stuff I want to do and the things I am supposed to do. Things such as: Social Media – I feel the draw each time I sit down to write or knit or anything other than that. It is a big time waster for me, and I’m not sure I have enough courage to…