I hope after that title that you aren’t too disappointed to find out I’m not really “street.” I know! Shocker. It’s 2013! It’s actually a full week into 2013, somehow. I’m so excited about this year. I feel like 2012 was The Year Setting Up Things That Are Going to Happen, and 2013 is The… Read more 2013: Gettin’ Stuff Done, Yo.
It’s definitely a “guilty pleasures” time of year. The holidays brings out the best in indulgences, from rich food and drink to staying up late and sleeping in the next day. This time of year, I’m spending a lot of time just goofing off with my husband and partaking in these and many other “guilty… Read more Guilty pleasures… without guilt?
We’re just one week away from the end of Nanowrimo. I’ve been quiet on the blog front lately, mostly plugging away at my own novel, plus a bit of posting on the main Nanowrimo forums and in the Nanowrimo Facebook group. But now that the end is in sight, I thought it was time for… Read more Winning NaNoWriMo: The Final Week
It’s week 2 of Nanowrimo, fellow writers, and that usually means a dark slide into quiet despair. (Or loud despair, if the forums are any indication.) Even after all these years of winning Nanowrimo, I am not immune to the week 2 doldrums, and Playing Knotty is giving me a hell of a difficult time.… Read more NaNoWriMo Week 2: What’s Wrong With My Novel
I volunteered for this Blog Hop when I heard about it from the fabulous K. Latham at Writing Before Dawn. I’d never heard of a Blog Hop before, but it sure sounded like fun. It’s like a chain letter, only it doesn’t contain some kind of crappy rhyme about friendship, it doesn’t cost any postage,… Read more Blog Hop! Answering Questions about Purely Professional
It’s the first day of National Novel Writing Month! What are you doing on my blog? Just kidding. I’m happy to have you here. If you’re participating in Nanowrimo this month, my only tip for today is this: Get as many words written today as you can. Seriously. Get ahead, get far ahead, and just bank… Read more Winning NaNoWriMo: Day 1
We’ve battened down the old hatches here in New England as we await the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, and I’m hoping to get this post out soon in case we lose power. More importantly, though, I need to finish my Nanowrimo planning! Some people spend months planning their November novels, but I’m not one of… Read more A Guide to Winning NaNoWriMo – Part 2: Planning Tips
It’s almost November, and around here, November means National Novel Writing Month. The month hasn’t snuck up on me this time; rather, it’s loomed slowly out of the shadows like a great hulking beast, and I’ve watched it come with what may seem, to others, like an inappropriate lack of fear. We’re exactly one week… Read more A Guide to Winning NaNoWriMo – Part 1: General Tips
I think I was 12 when I started sneaking my mother’s romance novels, ever since she made me return The Mammoth Hunters by Jane Auel to my 8th grade English teacher’s library because the book had too much sex in it. (For the record: it does.) I didn’t really understand sex until that point, certainly didn’t… Read more A Different Kind of “Coming Out” – Writing BDSM
It’s October again. Here in New England, the leaves are turning colors and beginning to fall, everything comes in Pumpkin flavor, and my husband surreptitiously opens the bedroom windows in the evening so it drops to freezing temperatures by bedtime. It’s also the month where a young writer’s fancy turns to thoughts of National Novel… Read more Literary Abandon, Indeed… National Novel Writing Month, a Personal History