Early Morning Thoughts on Black Friday

  Ahhh...Thanksgiving was lovely. Thank goodness for elastic waistbands. ACK! Less than a month until Christmas! Ugh...wine headache. I wonder if I should start making my holiday gift list?  (Curses on all those people who are done shopping.  Curses, I say!) Must finish NaNoWriMo...or, maybe I'll start re-reading the Harry Potter books, instead. So glad we have some… Continue reading Early Morning Thoughts on Black Friday

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It’s Read a Line, Leave a Line Day!

  It's Wednesday (in most places), which means that you are either at, on, approaching or gliding down that big old hump of your week.  To me, it's like the first death-drop of a massive you-better-have-life-insurance-and-a-clean-pair-of-underwear-handy roller coaster ride.  When I'm stressed or have too many things going on, I immediately get sleepy (counteractive, yes?).  So, by… Continue reading It’s Read a Line, Leave a Line Day!


A Writer’s Interpretation of a “Maybe”

Note: The following is a re-post from July, but I thought it would make a nice kick off for NaNoWriMo Week #2.  Sometimes the possibility of a "maybe" may be all a writer needs to keep on keeping on.    12:31 pm: Dear Diary, Oh!  Mail’s here.  I’ll just have a quick look -- a few manuscripts circulating. 12:32 pm: Oh joy!… Continue reading A Writer’s Interpretation of a “Maybe”


The Procrastination Factor

While getting ready for NaNoWriMo, I suddenly had an overwhelming urge to clean out my basement.  The basement I had been meaning to clean out for three years.  The basement I had resigned myself to thinking of as an eclectic, artsy display of, "Our Life -- Through the Ages."  The urge was strong, but I was able to pull myself… Continue reading The Procrastination Factor


NaNoWriMo, or Writers Going Psycho

[picapp align="center" wrap="false" link="term=angry+writing&iid=225654" src="http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/225654/business/business.jpg?size=500&imageId=225654" width="400" height="233" /]   Lately, you may have noticed some strange happenings going on in your writerly world.  Perhaps, you've seen random folks laden with stacks of yellow legal pads, stockpiling caffeine products, or muttering "character driven versus plot?" all while sporting slightly crazed looks in their eyes.  Don't be alarmed, but it's only going to get worse... Yes,… Continue reading NaNoWriMo, or Writers Going Psycho