My College Bong I have been avoiding writing all day. I’ve been doing what all great writers do when faced with a scary writing project: Clean. There was this impossible blue Rubbermaid bin tucked way in the back of my closet. It was preventing my new bamboo shoe rack from fitting. It needed it to come … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day One. Ka-Bong.
I don’t write novels. Never have. Never will. But every year since 2011 I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo, and I’ve won it 5 out of those 8 years. This was a winning year. I validated last Friday and high-fived myself. I do it mainly to increase my stamina and endurance as a writer. I think … Continue reading How Not Writing a Novel During National Novel Writing Month Made Me A Better Writer
When I set out on this sea of words this month I had some goals. I was going to use the game of NaNoWriMo to get some long-delayed writing projects off the tarmac and into the air. Here’s what I wanted to do: 1. Write the book about “Projects” that has been rattling around in … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Post Mortem
I just realized that it's been almost a month since I've written here and there are actually few people who still subscribe to this blog who may be wondering WHY they do, given that there is clearly nothing happening here. I've been seriously considering blank-slating this blog and starting all over because I don't think … Continue reading Spinning Plates on Sticks
It's been disturbing me that I've gotten rather spotty in my posting here. Every morning I wake up and check on myself, mainly to read (and cringe at) what kind of sleepy nonsense I managed to type into this space before I hit "publish" and then the pillow. It's just that it's November, and I … Continue reading The Power of Intention