Thankful in Failure


I’ve failed. Winning NaNo is not going to happen this year. Family events and dramas that cannot be ignored devoured too much time and energy. Still, I’m thankful. Without too much trouble, I can come…

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NaNo Week 3: Never Give Up


Last week, I gave up. I was sure I wouldn’t finish. With all the family events and holidays, finding time to write looked as impossible as finding a place to walk in a hoarder’s house….

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NaNo Week 2: Not so Good


The first NaNo week went great, with almost 18,000 words written. This second week was not so good. Why? Because life, or in this case, death happens. The relative I was caring for passed away…

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What I Learned from NaNo: Week 1


I thought I was crazy to attempt NaNo this year. So far, I was wrong. Instead, I’ve learned a lot about writing, how I write, and the excuses I make for not writing. First, I…

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NaNoWriMo–I’m in!


I must be crazy. But I couldn’t help myself. Other writers were signing up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNo), and I wanted to be part of it. All year I’d looked forward to participating….

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