Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

Autumn begins

The equinox is as good a time as any to turn over a new (orange-colored) leaf and make promises to oneself. For me, these promises require more diligence with my writing and reading, whether for work or for myself. So … Continue reading

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Off on a new adventure

Some of you may already know that I’m heading north and west (as I write this), on a train across the US, from NYC to a small town in Washington State, just east of the Cascade Mountains. The train trip will … Continue reading

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NaNo — AGAIN!

I don’t know why I’m surprised every year about how quickly November arrives. It’s a truism that time accelerates as one ages, but it’s still stunning to see it in action. I have 10 months of my sabbatical left, but … Continue reading

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NaNo walkabout

Just one day remains before I head back to Mitlery and Sarony in order to write KM’s sequel. The good news: tomorrow is 25 hours long! Today’s to-do list includes a shop-off, cook-off, clean-off, student-papers-read-off, as well as this temporary sign-off. I’ll feel happy … Continue reading

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Time to get serious about this

As I write this, my NaNoWriMo countdown clock shows just 13 days separate me from the start of temporary madness. Mise en scene, mise en place, mise en esprit — you name it, I’m arranging it. For mise en esprit, I take … Continue reading

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Ignoring that panicky feeling

Normally this time of year, I’d be stuffing my freezer with nourishing soups to get me through the first week or so of NaNoWriMo. But October has been busier than usual, and this weekend I’m attending my first USBBY conference. That’s the International … Continue reading

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Here we go again

You may have noticed the new widgets in the right-hand sidebar. They’ve appeared there every fall since I started this blog. You can almost set your calendar by them. Each spring, as I struggle with revisions on a current work-in-progress and add one … Continue reading

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