NaNo Inspiration: November 4

“There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams. Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they’re still there.” — Erna Bombeck...

NaNo Progress, Day 3

783 words ahead of schedule. Considering I already know precious little writing will get done Sunday afternoon and Monday, getting ahead is a good thing. In other news, I procrastinated enough to knit a row and a half on my Aeolian Shawl (no small time investment...

NaNo Inspiration: November 3

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” — John Wooden I can’t write a novel all at once. I can’t even write as fast as I can think, which is immensely frustrating because so many times the words want to be out of...

NaNo Progress, Day 2

Despite having my writing time severely cut down by a number of things today — getting out to vote, work sucking up a large part of my lunch, dinner out taking much longer than intended, a newsletter I was committed to posting elsewhere on-line — I still...

NaNo Inspiration: November 2

“All our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney When I look back on the things that are truly memorable to me, I find they’re often things I did when there were sane, sensible reasons not to do them...

NaNo Progress, Day 1

I’ve written more words today than I have some weeks lately. I really hope this means November will see me getting back into the groove. And why am I doing NaNo? Because my writing hasn’t been as fruitful lately as I would hope, a side-effect of everything...
NaNo Inspiration: November 1

NaNo Inspiration: November 1

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — Confucius It is a bit of a cliche, but there’s really no better description for the first day of this month-long madness. We start with a single word. From that word comes another,...

TGIF Does Not Begin to Describe It

It’s been a hard week. I try to look on the good side — I have a good income coming in, I have my health (kinda) — but today it’s a little hard. My head is pounding, there are last-minute crises at work and the book I’d been enjoying...
Monday Morning Bits and Pieces

Monday Morning Bits and Pieces

I always try to do goals on Monday mornings, get a handle on where I’m going for the week. Of late, my efforts have been…less than successful, so I’m going to try a slightly different approach and focus on three goals this week: 1) Decide what my...

Blessed Are the Pessimists…

I’m writing this on a computer I didn’t intend to buy. Earlier this year, the money I had originally intended to use to replace my laptop (which was going out of Apple Care), ended up going to do some work on the house that needed to be done. Life...
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