NaNoWriMo and I have an interesting past. The first time I took part, I drafted something that I printed out on mint green paper, workshopped around, edited with red and purple pen, and then stuck in a drawer. Every fucking day year since I have done a variation on that same theme. Blast music. Scribble. … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Prep & Other Words
And so, you know that working-from-home gig? Not so much. Now I'm just home. I've been recharging by sniffing books and drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Last weekend, I made Neil go out and get me one. This involved leaving our bed and then the entire house. I almost felt bad. Maybe. I've wanted to write … Continue reading What Did I Miss?
In an update on Coffeegate 2012, say hello to Truman Bubbles: As you can see from the photo, Truman comes with a very safe, very wireless keyboard. (The marshmallow was consumed very soon after this photo was taken. I was worried about sugar-damage. 'Have you learned nothing?' I said to Sarge. Regular blogging will resume tomorrow. Right … Continue reading Meet Truman
Some of you may remember Coffeegate 2011. Well, it's become an annual event. Earlier this week, I picked up my coffee with my left hand. And promptly dropped it. On my computer. Again. Maybe it was the weight of my engagement ring. Or maybe it's because I am seriously not left-handed. At all. Ever. Anyway, … Continue reading Please Stay Tuned
What follows could either be a. a snippet from my NaNo novel or, 2. a recent conversation between Sarge and me: I need to write. Then write. How do I get out of the way? Write in the bathroom, on the toilet, in the tub. Write in bare feet, using a pencil with no eraser. … Continue reading Open To Interpretation
And so, I’m ‘doing’ NaNoWriMo this year. We have always had a strange relationship. Past attempts have seen me bang out 20,000 words and then well, edit them. Note to self and others: Don’t. Do. That. I have a penchant for abandoning projects in favour of others which I think ‘sound better’, and I don’t … Continue reading A Little Friendly Competition
Well. Dead Until Dark was the 45th book I've read this year. Not my usual thing, but my brain was buzzing and needed down-time. I had fun reading some choice lines aloud to Sarge, and finished it in a few hours. Here's a list of all the books I've read so far this year. If … Continue reading 100 Books or Bust: Heading For 50