Category Archives: Am writing

Jumping right in

Not “weeks”, but “one day” later (and minus the sherry), I’ve begun the revision which, truth be told, is every bit as “loathsome” as described in TUH. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be crankier than usual as I try … Continue reading

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And that wraps up another NaNo

I crossed the finish line at 9:30 am NYC time, and what a wonderful feeling that is. I now have a first draft, and I get to spend the rest of the day feeling like I’ve done something. Here’s Mr. … Continue reading

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Back on track

Good news: My NaNo funk, version 2018, has ended, and I’ve used the last 4 days to push myself past 45K words. It’s not exactly all downhill from here, but the end is nigh. And by that, I mean the … Continue reading

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Who’s big idea was this anyway?

“On November 18th of alternate years Mr Earbrass begins writing ‘his new novel’.” Did Edward Gorey predict NaNoWriMo? Probably not, but every November I have to reread The Unstrung Harp, to remind myself that every stage of the creative process is … Continue reading

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NBN Time

NBN = Nothing But NaNoWriMo, and that’s what I’m doing this month. Although “nothing” isn’t strictly true. I’m still reading like a fiend, still working crossword puzzles (addiction #2), still getting outside to museums (this week to the Armenian exhibit … Continue reading

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Quick check in …

… to let you know about what’s coming up. BANNED BOOKS WEEK, September 23-29: A week to read/support books that have been banned or challenged, as well as the authors who’ve written them. Find out more here, a site hosted … Continue reading

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Still here

It’s been more than two months since my last post — an unintended break due to nothing but sheer laziness, concomitant with retirement: no deadlines! But, actually, I do have a deadline. Nothing looming precipitously, but I have a biggie … Continue reading

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