NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 12

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 12

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill

Does it feel like a slog yet? For some folks, that comes during Week Three. For others, it starts on Week Two. I’m not experiencing a great deal of it, but there have been moments when I’ve looked at the words that are still yet to go and I just groaned. I know it’s going to get more difficult as I start trying to fill in the connective tissue of my major scenes. Those are the worst moments.

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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.

Not Really a Book Review, but a Rant

Yesterday, I admitted one of the books I was reading turned out to be a great, big, Did Not Finish. In fact, if I hadn’t been reading this one on a rather expensive electronic device, it would have been pitched across the room and straight into the trash. While... read more

Holiday Cheer

A friend shared this with me. I honestly cannot see either one of my cats sitting still for this — unless they were blissed out on... read more

And All My Sins Remembered…

So the husband and I exhausted ourselves at Disneyland yesterday, and when the park closed at six (they were doing a private party in the evening, so early closing), we headed over to California Adventure, which was open until nine. Our goal was to hit Soarin’... read more

Running Away to Play

The husband and I will be celebrating our anniversary in a week, so we’re taking the day to run away and play at Disneyland. We would have done it next Monday on the day itself, but the annual passes hit the Christmas blackout dates starting that day, so... read more

Quick Look: A Countess by Christmas

I’ve been determined to write up at least quick reviews or comments on the books I’ve read. For one thing, it’s going to help me keep track of what I am reading, especially since I’m trying to do a book a week. For another, since I’m... read more

Sunday Roundup

Status 100 words for 100 days: Am now at 11 days straight. It’s getting surprisingly easy to get the words done, which is good; writing regularly hasn’t been a habit for a while, so these baby steps are good for getting my feet back under me. Knitting:... read more

Cover Me, I’m Going In

The husband has an engagement this morning, so I’m going to pin my Aeolian Shawl out to be blocked. Considering it takes up half our bed in the unblocked stage, it will likely take up the entire thing for this process. So I need to get him out of the house, dunk... read more

Before Glee, There Was Blackpool

Yesterday, Lucy March wrote about the fact she’s on the verge of breaking up with Glee. I watched the show the first half of the first season, but didn’t pick it up again after the Christmas break. I love the concept, not just that it’s a glee club... read more

Simple Pleasures

The temperature is definitely dropping, even here in Southern California. We may joke about braving the sixty-degree winters, but Los Angeles does sit on the edge of a desert and the temperature drop at night can sometimes be quite severe. This means we curl up under... read more

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