Merry Christmas! Have Some Apps!

Before we begin this post, some updates. I changed my Goodreads goal to the much more reasonable 80 books since I have that whole holidays and Dell Award thing happening. The widget sucks at updating, but I’m at 70 books now so that leaves me 8 days to read 10 books. That’s not so bad.Continue reading “Merry Christmas! Have Some Apps!”

Room for Error

I don’t think I’m going to finish NaNoWriMo this year. That probably doesn’t seem like a big deal. Thousands of writers who go into the fray don’t come out on the other side of November with the desired 50,000 words. Do you see the problem with how I worded that? I made it sound likeContinue reading “Room for Error”

A Writer’s Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for Pilot G2 pens and notebooks of all kinds. I’m thankful for the advent of the word processor that led to my MacBook and Scrivener. I’ve heard enough stories from my mother of what it was like to type papers up when she was in college. I can’t imagine doing a novel thatContinue reading “A Writer’s Thanksgiving”

NaNoWriMo and Procrastination

Today’s November 19th. To most of you, that probably doesn’t mean much. But to those out there participating in the annual insanity that is National Novel Writing Month, today is when we’re down to eleven days. Wherever we are in our word counts, we have eleven days to reach that magical 50,000 mark. To thoseContinue reading “NaNoWriMo and Procrastination”

On Age and Writing

  The Writers’ Center of Indiana recently held The 2012 Gathering of Writers – unofficial hashtag #GatheringofWriters2012 if you want to check it out – a one-day conference for writers both new and established. Cathy Day invited Ball State students to go with her, and I was among them. The keynote speech was given byContinue reading “On Age and Writing”