Red Sky at Morning

Sooo… remember how on Monday I said hiding under the bed wasn’t an option? Yeah, I’d like to revise that. The cuff I finished on the cardigan? Didn’t switch to the smaller needles, so had to rip it out and am reknitting it. My Advent Shawl... read more

Monday? Already?

Well, that weekend went fast. I had a long list of goals that I hoped to accomplish over the past two days. I think I got through maybe four, one of which is visible to your left. Aside from buying a new wreath and getting it on the door, I kept up with the rows I had... read more

NaNoWriMo Wrap-up: Moving Forward

Okay, everyone’s had a few days to recover now. I opted to spend the last couple of days reading, knitting and watching television with my husband. There were also a few things, such as laundry, which had stacked up over the last five days of November. Amazing... 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, while the second was drafted during 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.

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 10

“Writing is a process, a journey into memory and the soul.” ― Isabel Allende “Arewethereyetarewethereyetarewethereyet?” — Bart and Lisa Simpson Energy and enthusiasm seems to carry folks through the first week of NaNo — or any new project, for that matter.... read more

Happy 101st Birthday, Hedy Lamar!

If you need any other inspiration today, take a gander at the tale of Hedy Lamarr, once dubbed “The Most Beautiful Woman in Films.” She was gorgeous in Ziegfeld Girl with Judy Garland Lana Turner, though most people would probably immediately recognize her... read more

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 9

“I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by.” — Douglas Adams Monday morning and we’re back at the grindstone. Funny, but I’m dealing with whoosing deadlines in my day job as well as with NaNoWriMo... read more

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 8

“Have you ever seen a little girl run so fast she falls down? There’s an instant, a fraction of a second before the world catches hold of her again… A moment when she’s outrun every doubt and fear she’s ever had about herself and she flies. In... read more

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 7

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” — Pablo Picasso We’ve made it a week. If everything has gone as it’s supposed to, then you should be seeing 11,667 words by the end of the day. If things have gone really well, then you... read more

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 6

“The best part of the journey is the surprise and wonder along the way.” ― Ken Poirot Yesterday was definitely a good writing day for me. I’d lost considerable ground on Tuesday due to a number of factors which upset my writing schedule. Thursday, though, saw me... read more

NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 5

“Do, or do not. There is no ‘try.'” — Jedi Master Yoda

Yoda was full of it.

There are plenty of times when the only thing we can do is try, even knowing we are probably going to look ridiculous, fall flat on our faces, and get something on our clothes that won’t come out in the wash. But the thing we are set on is so important to us that even with all that, we’re bound and determined to try anyway.

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration — Day 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.” — Erma Bombeck

A few years ago, I came face to face with one of my youthful dreams.

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NaNoWriMo Inspiration: Day 3

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” — John Wooden

I want all the yarn and to knit all the socks, shawls and sweaters that catch my eye. I want that the stories and characters that dance in my head to come to life on the page right now. I really, really want the enclosure for my shower to be delivered so this remodel job will be done.

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NaNo Inspiration — Day 2

“All our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them.” — Walt Disney You made it through Day One, which is the hardest thing sometimes. You showed up at the page and got your words done. Good for you. Now, keep going. Your... read more

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