Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

I insist it isn’t writer’s block

My readers should know by now that I’m two weeks (nearly half-way) into NaNoWriMo, working on the sequel to Kenning Magic. If you check the tiny calendar in the right widget bar, you’ll see that I’m making sporadic progress, although I’m … Continue reading

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I step, once again, into madness

I hope my readers don’t mind a bit of hyperbole, which is what the title of this post is. I do, however, feel a bit insane to take on NaNoWriMo again, like an addiction I can’t shake. Yet it’s an … Continue reading

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On the road paved with good intentions

Yes, yes, I know that in my last post I promised to blog more diligently. I can’t even say that I have a good excuse. 30 Rock disappeared from Netflix, and the vast window of time that opened up for … Continue reading

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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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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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