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Campers ready?

It’s August 1st, and time to start Camp NaNoWriMo. So far my story is nothing more than a bunch of notes and a vague idea of who my main character might be. Doesn’t bode well, does it? But, hey, at least my butt is on a chair in front of a computer. August has 31 […]

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Well, now that the excitement of finally committing to writing the damn novel has worn off, I have to admit that I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. There is so much to do before August: plot outline, character sketches, background research, etc. Unfortunately, real life responsibilities and promises are going to get in the way for […]

Camp NaNoWriMo

Yesterday was my birthday. It was a big-ish one, not a 0 birthday, only a 5. But it was big enough to make me think about just what I’ve accomplished in my life. I know that I am really lucky, but there are a few goals that I really haven’t worked towards at all. Writing […]


That Old Bugbear Grammar

Grammar mistakes can make even the most erudite writer sound like dime store hack. Goodness knows I make endless elementary mistakes, using to instead of too, or getting loose and lose confused. And, while there are lots of sites offering grammar advice, an infographic from copyblogger is one of my favourites. I’ve posted it below […]

Why I Don’t Write

Who do I blame for the fact that I’m not writing? Well, I really want to blame everyone in my life. My son for always, always, always distracting me and for making me feel like I need to put him before any of my own desires. My  husband, because even though he thinks he is […]

Catching Up after Nearly Giving Up

Well, so much for NaBloPoMo. I haven’t felt much like writing the past couple of days, and I let that get in the way of my goal. That, my friends, is why I will never become a writer. So, let’s get caught up on a couple of prompts. First: What is your secret (or not-so-secret) […]

Always with the Writing

I’ve had a busy day today–laundry, writing, reading, and eating. It’s getting nearer to “that time of the month” (yes, TMI) and I am starving, as I usually am around now. I wish I knew why. It is actually pretty annoying. A good portion of my day has been spent typing up some new articles […]