For each day of this mad sprint, there is a quote and essay designed to help keep you going at the keyboard, along with other pieces about preparation and the novelizing hangover that comes in December. There are also pages for those other moments, the ones when you’ve fallen slightly behind – or you realize this may not be a year you cross the finish line. No matter how your November novel experience is going, this book will be a companion for each day.
It’s Monday morning and NaNoWriMo 2016 sign-ups begin today. By the time you read this, I’ll have created my novel page, and uploaded the first version of my cover – which will probably need to be re-sized.read more
I also managed to complete one of my knitting projects. I started myLeaf Press Shawl the day after Christmas, having just bound off my Advent Shawl.read more
Life can surprise us sometimes, often in ways we don’t expect. And, on rare occasions, that surprise is something that says we are heading in the direction we should be going.read more
“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.” – Deepak Chopra
Oh, how I wish. The last few days have been a bit crazy here. My father-in-law got a cold. One of my cats got a cold.read more
“I’d like for the young people, and older ones, too, who don’t count themselves as readers, to know the joy of reading and what it does to enrich your life in so many ways.” – Katherine Paterson
I’ve been going through my list of books read this year and noticed and interesting fact: I’ve been doing a lot of comfort reading of late.
I’ve been procrastinating wildly the last few months. A lot of it has to do with other things going on: a crazy job, crazy home life, the world — crazy in general. Things seem to be settling down for the moment, though I have a feeling that’s the Gods of Comedy just lulling me into a false sense of security before the round of “hilarity ensues.”read more