Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorolla invited me on Episode 119 of the This Is Horror Podcast, and it was such a blast! We discussed NaNoWriMo, lush language, beautiful horror, and the benefits of having your roommate perform kitchen table surgery with regular utensils. I may or may not have recommend removing a kidney as a form of weight loss, … Read More
2011 NaNoWriMo Playlist
Last year I asked everybody what should be on our NaNoWriMo playlist. And boy, did I get answers! Like 145 of them. I’m going to repost that list for this year, and invite you to contribute your favorite writing songs, as well! Let me know what you think we’re missing out on, and I’ll add it to the list. It’s … Read More
Hey, I’m on the NaNoWriMo Blog!
And we’re dancing. What do you think about them apples? I’m on the far right, black dress, black hair and red belt. My friend Laura J. Hickman is front and center with the red sleeves. You can read the article here. Look ma, we’re famous!
In Which I Obsess Over Star Candies
Tonight was The Night of Writing Dangerously, and it was super fantastic! First, I have two pics! Number one: I finally had my first Shirley Temple with extra cherries, the official assassin’s drink. It was delicious. Yes, I’m holding two. Don’t judge me. 😉 And number two: I was utterly charmed by these adorable star candies! Did anybody else think Spirited Away and … Read More
The Night of Writing Dangerously
Tomorrow my friend Laura and I are flying to San Francisco. We’re going to bundle up, eat clam chowder out of bread bowls, see the sights, and then attend the ultimate NaNoWriMo experience: The Night of Writing Dangerously. The best part? It’s a noir theme, and we’re dressing appropriately. Black dress, flowers in my hair, red lipstick, and sky high … Read More
WIP Wednesday: NaNoWriMo Begins! And Holy Heck!
Ladies and gentlemen, I have just stepped off the train into Crazyville. I thought, “NaNo would be the perfect time to pause in the memoir and write Stormlight. Wouldn’t that be swell?” Well, sure it would. Except that I can’t seem to turn off my brain. Yesterday I wrote 1800 words on Stormlight and then 1200 on the memoir. Then … Read More
2010 NaNoWriMo Playlist
Last year I asked everybody what should be on our NaNoWriMo playlist. And boy, did I get answers! Like 143 of them. I’m going to repost that list for this year, and invite you to contribute your favorite writing songs, as well! Let me know what you think we’re missing out on, and I’ll add it to the list. It’s … Read More
The Pros and Cons of NaNoWriMo
It’s that time of year again! *trills* Time where we live on nothing but caffeine and leftover Halloween candy while pounding out 50,000 words in 30 days. It’s time for NaNoWriMo. This will be my fifth year participating in NaNo. Last year I wondered if it would be my last NaNoWriMo, but earlier this year I decided to throw myself back into … Read More
WIP Wednesday: Writing (and migraine) Updates!
It’s been a while since I could look at WIP Wednesday without guilt. Usually I’m thinking, “Man, I’m so behind! I didn’t achieve anything,” blah blah blah. But today I’m completely satisfied. My goal is to have the Williams Syndrome project in the hands of my agent by Halloween. This gives me incentive to push and finish it, and it … Read More
I Wrote A Song. It Has A Lot Of Clapping.
So does everybody remember how KM Walton challenged me to a NaNoWriMo challenge, and I lost? For the first time ever? I owe her a song. It’s going up Monday. It’s absolutely terrible. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Check back tomorrow for our “Be Mysterious: Writers in Masks” series! Not only is he a very, VERY pretty man, but … Read More
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