Today marks the halfway point of National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. By now, some of you are patting yourselves on the back in between gulps of your fourth cup of room-temperature coffee and going, “By George, I think I’ve got this!” Others of you are re-calculating just how many thousands of words a day… Continue reading On Writing: How’s NaNoWriMo Going for You?
When I sat down to write something for this blog, I had to flip through page after page of my daughter’s doodles to search for a clean sheet. (I’m organized enough to pre-plan my blog posts, but not organized enough to keep clean paper on my desk.) I was nearing the end and had almost… Continue reading On Writing: A Gift to Your Future Self
Today marks the start of National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. If you’re unfamiliar with this event, it’s a challenge to writers to write 50,000 words by the end of November 30. This equates to 1,667 words per day, or 2 to 3 hours of actual writing, watered down by poor word choices, weak plots, and clichéd characters,… Continue reading On Writing: NaNoWriMo
As we find ourselves in the spookiest time of the year, I, like many of you, probably, have been reading a lot of scary stories. My favorite kind are the ones that make me feel off-balance the whole way through, before… BAM! …revealing the sinister truth at the very end. The not knowing is what terrifies me. What… Continue reading On Writing: The Not-Knowing
I wrote this in my diary on January 9, 2014. My miscarriage began on the morning of January 2. It started Wednesday night. I woke up with cramps and when I went to pee, there was blood in the toilet. I woke John up and told him what was going on and he held me… Continue reading I was 8 weeks along
Kolaches are sweet rolls filled with savory stuff AND I DON’T CARE WHAT ANY CZECH SAYS. If you fill them with sweet stuff, they’re “sweet kolaches.” If you fill them with sausage, they’re just “kolaches.” I say “potentially vegan” because what they’re filled with depends on your preferences. I AM NOT A VEGAN. DO NOT… Continue reading Recipe for Potentially Vegan Kolaches
~Breakfast tacos so good, people don’t care they’re being sold at a gas station ~Falling asleep again ~Wish I had coffee and a nap ~Asleep again. And again! A MILLION TIMES! ~A house covered in coke tabs. ~New Braunfels is an old German town settled on the San Marcos River. Population about 35,000. Gets very… Continue reading Things I’ve Written While Half-Asleep, Lonely, and Bored at Writing Conferences
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