My Last NaNoWriMo?

I know that others are surviving in a land of ice and snow.  Meanwhile, I’m outside taking pictures of hummingbirds.  They make the most charming, tiny little chirps.  They sip from our lavender.  Beautiful beasts. NaNoWriMo is over, and it was my fourth one.  I also wonder if it will be my last.  My gosh, NaNo felt like so much … Read More

Sweet and Sinister

It’s a holiday tradition.  Every year I look this thing up and then spend an exorbitant amount of time playing with it.  It’s sweet.  It’s charming.  It’s all about destruction and making children scream.  Lovely! If this sounds at all enticing, follow this link.  For those who aren’t familiar, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Then get back to your NaNo novels.

1986 Called!

1986 called and it wants its hair back!  So this is my chop choppy haircut that is the end result from my stabby stab visit to the salon.  I wore my most ’86 shirt (from what I could remember.  I was seven years old then) and sang about Jem being truly outrageous, truly truly truly outrageous.  This look takes me … Read More

An Open Letter of Apology. Oh, the Shame!

Dear School Bus Driver, I am extremely sorry that you were forced to endure the sight of me running out to you in my pajamas.  Nay, not just any pajamas, but a pair of bright pink fleece pajamas with multi-colored polka dots all over them.  It has been cold, and these pajamas are warm and snuggly.  But quite honestly, good sir, … Read More

NaNoWrimo: The Beginning

It all began with a text message saying, “Are you up for the first word war of the season?”  During a word war, a group of us write insanely on our manuscripts for a predetermined period of time, and whoever writes the most is declared the winner.  It’s a motivational tool for NaNoWriMo, and I find them extremely effective.  The … Read More

Happy Halloween! And Mourning A Darling.

This is a Black Widow that lives in our backyard, amongst the poisonous Oleander and Night Shade. Oh, all right.  The Oleander is actually the neighbor’s that hangs over into our yard, and the Night Shade is simply Night Shade, not Deadly Night Shade.  ‘Cuz I have little ones, and one chooses to keep little ones away from Things That … Read More

Music To Write By

Holy SNAP, it’s almost time for NaNoWriMo!  While technically I know this (because it’s October 22, for crying out loud!) things have been so crazy lately that it hasn’t had time to sink in.  Well, you know what?  I just passed by a calendar.  And there are, count them, nine days until NaNo!  *cue incessant screaming* No concrete idea yet, … Read More

Dog Oil Press

  Thanks for all of your support, everybody!  We started Baby Girl on seizure meds tonight, and we’re also doing an EKG and an MRI soon.  My son is also lined up to do a EKG and MRI, for a completely unrelated reason.  I made some little quip about just throwing them both in the machines together to save time and … Read More

Hey, Baby. Let’s Write A Novel Together.

I’m talking about NaNoWriMo, which is National Novel Writing Month to the uninitiated.  The basic concept is that you write a 50,000 world novel in the month of November.  Yes, that’s 50k in 30 days.  Yes, there’s a great big American holiday in the middle of it. Yes, that’s a lot of words.  1,667 a day, to be exact.  Rock … Read More