NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 23

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 23

I’m very proud of my flops, as much as of my successes. — Francis Ford Coppola I’m going to be writing a lot about failure this week because we are staring down the end of NaNo, and I know there are some folks at this point who are struggling mightily. I... 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.

Gifts of the Heart

I awoke to kudos this morning. The notification was from Archive of Our Own, known by folk who enjoy Fan Fic as AO3, and it was for a short piece — less than a thousand words — that I’d written several years ago and just moved to the site. It... read more

Wishing You…

Welcome to Henry’s Mills, a place where life moves at a different pace from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here, the residents enjoy the festivals and traditions that are the heart-blood of the community and hold out a hand of welcome to those weary souls... read more

Bits and Bobs

I have two longer posts that I need to finish up, but I’m trying to post every few days and since it’s been, oh, five, I thought I’d do a brief list of what’s happening. I have solved my yarn problem. Out of the few stashes that actually had... read more


I have been working on my Evenstar shawl. Been working on it steadily since Thanksgiving weekend with only one brief trip into a side project and last night I realized the end was nigh. Unfortunately, the end was the end of my yarn, not completing the pattern. I have... read more

TCM Remembers 2014

I wouldn’t necessarily call it a “highlight” but one item I treasure each year is the annual TCM Remembers video. We know the big names, but there is always a number of those whose faces we recognize, even if we don’t know the name, as well as... read more

It’s a Mystery

One of the fun aspects about Ravelry (aside from finding folks who are just as nuts about yarn as you) is the Knit Along, aka “KAL.” Group of knitters take the same pattern and knit the item, providing encouragement and support — and often, useful... read more

Life is what happens…

I had today’s post all planned. It was going to be a cheery one, all about the joys of Mystery Knit-Alongs and the fun to be had there. All of that went out of my head yesterday morning when the husband called and began the conversation with the words... read more

On the road

Okay, I’ve finally found a use for Facebook. Several of my fellow writers, including Maria Powers, Christine Ashworth, and Maggie Marr, have been logging their exercise under the hashtag #healthywriter. Needing a kick in the pants, I jumped in. Earlier in the... read more

Take Time Out for Yourself

I’m done with NaNoWrimo for this year. I hit my 50K on Thursday morning, and then managed to finish up the book’s current last scene later in the day for a total of 50,863. In between that, I read the lessons at my church’s Thanksgiving services, had... read more

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