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On Writing: NaNoWriMo

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

On Writing: The Not-Knowing

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 was 8 weeks along

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

Things I’ve Written While Half-Asleep, Lonely, and Bored at Writing Conferences

~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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