NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 16

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 16

“To err is human. To blame it on somebody else is even more human.” — Arthur Bloch Yeah, I’m blaming the salesman for our contractor for the problems meeting my word count yesterday. We did the final paperwork on our bathroom remodel and there have... read more

Caro Kinkead

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing something or the other and finished my first “novel” at the age of eight (five pages, which my mother still has and threatens to sell to the National Enquirer when I make the NYT bestseller list). I have the usual collection of adolescent bad poetry and purple prose, much of which has thankfully disappeared — though I recently unearthed the first romance novel I completed. :: shudders ::


What I Write

These days, I’m focused on a contemporary romance series set in the fictional town of Henry’s Mills, close enough to New York and Boston to enjoy their amenities — but far enough away that urbanites wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle can deem it “rural.” The residents have cannily embraced this designation for tourism purposes.

The first book is in editing, with the second in the series planned for NaNoWriMo 2015. With luck, both will be published in 2016. Of course, that’s not to say something shiny and new won’t come along to catch my attention at any moment…

What You'll Find Here

At this point, I’m sharing my thoughts, knitting projects, general geekiness, and whatever else might fall out of my brain. Current media obsessions are The Flash, Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Blindspot, and comics in general and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in particular.

It can move fast sometimes

A week and a half ago, the husband and I looked at a car our mechanic was offering to sell us. Now, a good mechanic is like gold and I trust his word when he says it’s a good buy for us. He’s known us for some time, works with us if we have a major repair... read more

In honor of the day

Since it’s Martin Luther King Day here in the US, I thought I’d share a photo I took two years ago when I was in London. I was running about doing the usual tourist thing and paid a visit to Westminster Abbey since I’d just managed a rather... read more

Sunday Roundup

Status 100 words/100 days — I’ve managed 46 days. A bunch of it is just noodling, but when I started this on December 1, it was so hard to get those words out. I’d be counting every one, avoid the use of contractions, anything to get to that count. I... read more

Defying Gravity

It’s the start of a long weekend and I’m feeling curiously jubilant. Maybe because I’m starting a class tomorrow that I’m looking forward to. Maybe because I feel at this moment as if threads are starting to come together, like I’m waking... read more

Still Dealing With That Balance Thing

Work, writing, blogging, and everything else that goes on. Still trying to get the balance here and it’s escaped me somewhat this week. Ironically, I started a Time Management for Writers class this week through Orange County Romance Writers. Good class so far.... read more

The Best Laid Plans

So, suffered a bit of a crash and burn after Saturday. Too much looking at used cars and dealing with car salesmen — who don’t understand the meaning of the words, “I’m just looking” and “My budget is X” — too much... read more

But What If I Don’t Want to Be an Adult?

We’re buying a new car. Well, new for us. That’s the event that I alluded to earlier in the week. Realizing that our car had reached a point where it really isn’t financially viable to keep it running, we made the decision to be good adults and use... read more

The Joy of Tech

According to USA Today digital books outsold print the week after Christmas, the first time this has happened. Now, that surge is likely because people were going nuts with their new Kindles, Nooks, iPads, etc., but it’s not going to be the last. Ten years ago,... read more

Leave Yourself Open to the Possibilities

A couple of weeks ago, the husband and I made a decision that altered a couple of things, causing me to change some plans I’d been making for a vacation next year. It wasn’t an enthusiastic decision, but a necessary one. No nothing traumatic, but it has to... read more

Free Man in Paris

I’m starting to go back to walking. I had been going to the gym downstairs in my office (it’s company run, so free membership), but it always seemed to be a thing because I’d have to schlep along my gym stuff, change and store my things before going... read more

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