NaNo Inspiration: November 16

“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” — George Eliot I learned yesterday that an on-line friend had passed away unexpectedly. I’d only had the chance to meet him once, several years ago, but he was as...

NaNo Inspiration: November 15

“My notes are written in blood on the sand, the same as any writer.” — J. Michael Strackzynski Y’know, there are moments when the quote just kinda says it all. Welcome to week three of NaNoWriMo, halfway through and the moment when we start...

NaNo Inspiration: November 14

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill I’m behind again. I have a choice; I can call it quits or keep going. At this point, I’m going to keep going because I’m tired of not writing. That’s why NaNo is...

NaNo Inspiration: November 13

“Anyone can dabble, but once you’ve made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it’s very hard for people to stop you.” — Bill Cosby It might be hard for other people to stop you, but surprisingly easily for us...

NaNo Inspiration: November 12

“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.” — George Orwell I don’t think Orwell was necessarily talking about writing, but it certainly fits. Whether it’s life or writing, when you’re in the thick of...

NaNo Inspiration: November 11

Instead of thinking on NaNo as a way to sell a book or not, how about using it as an opportunity to make writing central to your schedule? — Lauren Dane I found the above courtesy of Alison Kent, and it’s exactly what I was talking about yesterday. Too...

NaNo Inspiration: November 10

“I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by.” — Douglas Adams I have always been a huge fan of Douglas Adams. Most folks remember him for his brilliant Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and The Dirk...

NaNo Inspiration: November 9

“To be pleased with one’s limits is a wretched state.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I think the worst words one can say is, “I don’t think I need to learn anything else.” If one believes there’s nothing new to learn,...

NaNo Inspiration: November 8

“You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.” — Eleanor Roosevelt It’s my birthday today. A big one, too — which is why I’ve given myself permission to go...

NaNo Inspiration: November 7

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” — Pablo Picasso We’ve reached the end of the first week. Are you still surviving? Have you hit a point where you’re looking at the mountain of words that are still to write and...

Caro Kinkead

I'm a writer doing the "work a day job/write when I can/whip things into shape for submission/actually submit once in a while" dance between family responsibilities, finding time to read and adding to my knitting stash. In the meantime, I'm trying out some new things here and we're going to see what bubbles up.

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