NaNoWriMo Is Coming


I am not ready.

I still don’t have my idea.

This will not stop me from writing 50,000 words in November.

Well, most likely it won’t.

We are still not at the latest date I picked a NaNoNovel to write.  I still have two days and change to come up with an idea.  I have dozens of partially completed ideas I could work on instead of starting something new.

Regardless of my own level of preparedness, I am excited for NaNoWriMo.  I’m involved in prep and planning both for my local region, and for two big global events.  I’m looking forward to some intense writing sessions over the first two weekends during those events and hopefully a lot of words too.

I hope all of you planning to join the challenge with me are slightly better prepared.  May your words flow freely and your ideas come easily.  And I hope your characters surprise you a little, just because.

And a Happy Early NaNoEveAween to you all!



As I gear up for NaNoWriMo (yes it’s only September, see last week’s post for why that’s not early) I’ve begun thinking about ideas I could work on for this year.  I haven’t settled on anything yet, but I’ve been looking back through things that inspire me as I think through ideas, and I just wanted to share a few of them today. Continue reading

How my Reading Gets into My Writing


I’ve been reading a very interesting book, The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Esther Perel, about infidelity, fidelity, relationships, and our constructs of love and monogamy.  I’ve found it incredibly thought provoking.

While I have no experience with affairs, I am married, and we’ve been together for a long time.  This book has given me a new lens to think through my own relationship and be thankful about how atypical we are, especially for a pair of high school sweethearts. Continue reading