NaNoWriMo Recap

I suppose I should talk about NaNoWriMo. About juggling multiple projects in a month-long attempt to write 50,000 words. I did the same for last year’s NaNoWriMo in this post and that format seems as good as any to rip off and use again. Goal Checklist Complete a new draft of Love & Pickpockets, goal of […]


I Delete Words During NaNoWriMo.

My goal is to finish stories, not to gather words I know will be deleted with shame and haste on December first. I don’t count my tweets. I don’t count my blog posts, or newsletter content. There’s a rallying cry I often hear in the throes of November: “It still counts!” But, to what purpose? […]

Plymouth Cordage Company Ropewalk

Love My Deadlines

I think I must thrive on anxiety. Of course, if that were true, my sciatic nerve wouldn’t be quite so loud right now, and the panic attacks that have been kicking up more frequently of late might not even be a consideration. But still, I work best under pressure. Or more consistently under pressure? Whatever. […]

Kermit Typing

Unreasonable Goals

Despite having trouble settling back into my writing rituals, after so much time distracted by my day job’s project (which is thankfully LAUNCHED and now confined back into the hours of a normal work day), I am attempting to stick to the deadlines I set myself. First: Finish this revision pass of Salvage and submit […]

spider web


Monday night, I was finally able to launch the site I’ve been building for my day job. It’s not done, but it is live. I can now return to the schedule of working on that during office hours, taking weekends off, and all the normal things that allow me to do my own projects outside of work. […]

recording equipment

Cognitive Sediment

Since last week, I’ve been fussing about with Dragon Naturally Speaking, trying to get that set up with a varying degree of success (which, as it turned out, was mostly due to a faulty Line Input port on the digital recorder and not the multiple mics I bought and returned). But I’ve also been trying […]

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