In a few weeks, I will need to stop dithering and make a decision: will I use an analog or digital planner for 2019? When I started my current job at the library, I had a Bullet Journal system in place, which satisfied my two primary drives: recording notes and ideas by hand, because I... Continue Reading →
Last night, sleeping on the floor of my study with my hand resting under the chin of my aging cat, I had a visitation dream. You know the kind, the dreams we see in movies or read in books, during which all of the details are so vivid that it seems real, it must be... Continue Reading →
Ginkgo leaves in California last week. (I needed to share something brighter than the last post.)
By the middle of last month I had written almost 20,000 words of a disjointed speculative fiction manuscript before my momentum guttered and died. We don't say things like "I lost NaNoWriMo," but I certainly feel a loss whenever I do not complete what I set out to do. November 30th turned into December 1st,... Continue Reading →
Within spitting distance of 20,000 words in my NaNoWriMo manuscript and I have given up on correcting my grammar because it takes too much time. 😱
Nearing 12,000 words and my shoulders are aching from typing so much each day. I might have to dictate some of my NaNoWriMo words this year!
My NaNoWriMo word count: 7,072. After the first 1,700 words, this story took a sharp left turn and I have no idea where it is going.
NaNoWriMo begins! For the past month and a half, I've been training for this by writing at least 750 words every day. I am feeling optimistic about finishing this year.
I am accidentally reading five books at a time again. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder CarrollNo Plot? No Problem! by Chris BatyAn Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers SolomonSummerland by Hannu Rajaniemi