NaNoWriMo 2019

#NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week Three Progress

It's been a week. A hard, stressful week full of tears and too-little sleep and a sinus infection that wouldn't quit. I'm hesitant to enumerate excuses here - but as you'll soon see from my stats, very little writing happened this week. On Monday, I received the news that my cat (who we've had since… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week Three Progress

NaNoWriMo 2019

#NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week Two Progress

We are halfway through November, and that is not at all alarming (she says sarcastically.) Two weeks from Thanksgiving, and two weeks until the end of NaNoWriMo. Quick recap if you're new: my "stretch" goal for this year is to write 50,000 words across multiple projects. My realistic goal for this year is to write… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week Two Progress

Books and Writing

The Best Books I Read In the First Half of 2019

I know it's too early to do a full reading wrap up for 2019, but I've already started recommending books to people as "the best I've read this year." So I thought I'd put together a long list of the best books I read between January and June of 2019. There's a mixture here -… Continue reading The Best Books I Read In the First Half of 2019

NaNoWriMo 2019

#NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week One Progress

NaNoWriMo is underway and we already have the first seven days under our belts! So I wanted to check in and talk a little bit about how the week is going. First things first, my goals for NaNo were to write 50,000 words, but across multiple projects, and to write every day. So far, I… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo 2019 – Week One Progress

What I Read This Month

What I Read This Month: October 2019

Wow - it has been a while. In the unpredictable way that life tends to go, this blog had to take a back seat to a lot of personal family stuff that happened this time last year. But I'm really happy to be trying to get back into it. So here is everything I read… Continue reading What I Read This Month: October 2019

NaNoWriMo 2019

#NaNoWriMo 2019 – Let’s Do This

It's November 1st. The days are getting shorter. The Halloween sugar crash is sapping our energy. The weather is getting colder. The stress of the holidays is imminent. In short, it's a stressful time of year. But it is also the start of National Novel Writing Month. And I don't know about you, but I… Continue reading #NaNoWriMo 2019 – Let’s Do This

Books and Writing

NaNoWriMo 2019

I'm going to try to do NaNoWriMo this year. National Novel Writing Month for anyone who isn't familiar. It's a challenge for writers across the world, to write an entire book (50,000 words) in the month of November. However, I'm going to do it a bit differently, and I'll explain that in a minute. But… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2019