December Is Coming

November 29th, the next to last day of NaNoWriMo and the first day that the library where I work is returning to “normal” hours – in the middle of the pandemic. Morally and psychologically, I’m not sure how I feel about that. Also, I just typed THE END on a novel and this is traditionally […]

Keeping Things Interesting

The main thing on my mind this week, personally, is that Team Dawn won the 4thewords tournament this November. Every November, we have a major writing event to celebrate NaNoWriMo. This year, we had a tournament – and the other side won. Twice. I lost. Twice. And it was glorious. Of course, the other thing […]

Writing Woes

Total confession: I’m having trouble with my narrative right now. Here’s why. I need to write a war scene. It’s important. I hate war scenes. Seriously, why can’t we all just get along? I’m self-medicating with iced caramel coffee, almond Danish, and lots of very unnecessary time on Facebook. Trying to write this scene is […]

So Little Time

In past weeks, I have struggled with what to say. This week, there is so much I want to say. I’ve now hit 65k+ on my NaNo novel. The monastery was invaded. Instead of taking the place over, the invaders “just want to talk”. The invaders have been distracted by an uprising, an uprising started […]

Everyday Mystics

It’s November and that means NaNoWriMo. This happens every year. For the next few weeks, my spiritual world will be consumed by the novel I am writing. The lines will get blurry between “fantasy” and “reality”. I know the difference, but my emotions don’t. As it should be. Right now, I’m working on my 2020 […]

IWSG: To NaNo or Not to NaNo

For this month’s IWSG, I’m writing ahead on November 1st as a break from my NaNoWriMo novel which has grabbed me around the neck. I am writing this post on just about 4 hours of sleep, writing in lieu of the midday nap I had planned due to lack of sleep because after writing my […]

IWSG: My Time in Exile

This is the first Wednesday of the month, and that means IWSG Day! Like much of the “free” world, I am currently writing this from inside my home in the course of a weeks-long lock down to help slow the spread of a deadly disease¬†in order to make the terrible less terrible. I know that […]

IWSG: New Job

Today is the first Wednesday of the month, and that means IWSG Day! It’s a chance for writers to talk about our insecurities, triumphs, and momentary hurdles on the way to triumph. This month, the main thing going on in my life is that I’ve finally broken down and very quickly (it all happened so […]

IWSG: Breaking Writers Blocks!

It’s April already, the first Wednesday in April, and that means <drum roll> IWSG Day! This month’s optional question is:¬†When your writing life is a bit cloudy or filled with rain, what do you do to dig down and keep on writing? I have three tricks I use in those down moments, and I’d like […]