(Probably) No NaNoWriMo This Year

I’ve been getting the itch again. For the better part of this year, I’ve been looking forward to tackling National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) once again this November. I’ve been running over plot scenarios in my head for months. I even took the time to write a few down. After … Continue reading →

Writing again

The mid-year slump hit hard this year. I’m rarely a prolific writer or blogger during the summer. Perhaps it’s the heat down here in south Alabama. It makes you want to sit under the shade of an old oak and sip on a quart of sweet tea. I’ve poured a … Continue reading →

NaNoWriMo 2018 and Beyond

Small ripples flow toward my chair at the edge of the lake, the aftershock of ducks playing across the way. They’re getting their morning bath in the cool water. I tug the plaid afghan tighter around my shoulders while waiting for the morning sun to breathe warmth across eastern side … Continue reading →

NaNoWriMo 2018: The home stretch

Thanksgiving. Black Friday. Iron Bowl. It’s a three-day time and energy suck for anyone who’s trying to maintain a high level of creative energy and get some work done. I managed to make it through the holiday and keep a good writing pace with 1,739, 2,331, and 859 words on … Continue reading →

I will write a novel

I stepped outside and away from my porch this morning (I usually work on the front porch, breathing in the fresh air). I picked up a rake and gathered fallen red oak leaves into small piles that my cats are now frolicking in. Another pile seems to be the new, … Continue reading →

Day 2 of NaNoWriMo

The hazy second day of my 2018 National Novel Writing Month experience.

Day 1 of NaNoWriMo

My experience on the first day of my 2018 National Novel Writing Month adventure.