Nanowrimo is upon us!

From a tweet about Nano: NaNoWriMo is a month-long creative adventure that takes you deep into your imagination every November. NaNoWriMo is your chance to finally write the first draft of that novel you’ve always meant to write. NaNoWriMo is waiting for you.http://nanowrimo.org I am so excited that Nanowrimo is starting tomorrow. I feel extremely … Continue reading Nanowrimo is upon us!

Gym Time Update

I have been to the gym every day except one in the last two weeks. That one day I had PTA stuff in the morning and then the computer died. I ended up cycling on my little floor-pedaling-machine thing for awhile in the evening instead (the kids thought that was hilarious). So today is measurement … Continue reading Gym Time Update

Outlining

Somewhere in one of my last writing posts I mentioned that I'd been having trouble when I came to the climax areas of novels. So this week I am working on beefing up my outlines, all the way down to scene synopsis, themes I'm trying to add in, and symbolism I'd like to use to … Continue reading Outlining

Health update for the blog

I realized that ages ago I said there would be a health update for the blogland people and I never got around to it (FB and real life friends bear with me). So I have a lot of health issues going on right now. I'm going to post by condition: RA/Fibro: things are pretty even … Continue reading Health update for the blog

Getting my health back on track

Last month when I saw the neurologist one of the things he told me was that I should be exercising more in my daily regular life, that exercise would help my brain get more blood and more blood is better, and so I should do it. (Did I ever finish blogging about that? If not, … Continue reading Getting my health back on track

Inktober Day 6 “drooling”

So the kids in my story need dragon's drool for a spell to help find their missing uncle, who has been kidnapped by his ex-best friend. It's always the ex-best friend, says Greg. Always. So they need to a) find a dragon that drools, and b) sneak up on it and steal the drool. Does … Continue reading Inktober Day 6 “drooling”

Inktober Day 5 “chicken”

I almost died laughing when I saw today's prompt. I never looked at the whole list before; I've been doing mine after I see someone else post theirs each day. So when I drew roast chicken the other day, I didn't know "chicken" was coming up. Hahahaha. So, meet Matilda the chicken. She lives in … Continue reading Inktober Day 5 “chicken”

Inktober Day 4 “Spells”

So in the story I am working on, there hasn't really been any magic, exactly, so far. It is fantasy and is a reworking of something I started a decade ago. In pulling it into the current world I am working in, I'm having to imbue it with magic in places that were not strictly … Continue reading Inktober Day 4 “Spells”

Inktober Day 3 “Roasted”

Roast chicken with onion, potatoes, and parsnips. In the world my story takes place, people can dream up whatever food they want and it appears to them and they can eat it. This part of the story is a little bittersweet because the children learn that they can have their dad's special dinners conjured up … Continue reading Inktober Day 3 “Roasted”

The Missing Planner Saga

Everything is a saga this week and I'm chronicling them because I am working on practicing upping my word counts for NANOWRIMO next month. I am a Day Planner enthusiast. I use one year in, year out, have done since I was a freshman in high school. It always lines up with the school year, … Continue reading The Missing Planner Saga