NaNo

Nano Check In: Week 3

As I suspected, I finished writing the first draft of my book last week, but it didn't even break 35,000 words. I already had several points marked out on my outline that I could go back to expand, so I've been rewriting some of those scene and moving the words I would normally delete to… Continue reading Nano Check In: Week 3

knitting

Knitpicks Options Review

I've been wanting to delve into the world of interchangeable knitting needles for a while, but the set I had my eye on is $115 and I seldom see it on sale. So when I saw this set of Knitpicks Options needles on sale for $35 (Regularly $49.00), I decided it was time to give… Continue reading Knitpicks Options Review

nanowrimo

Nano Check In: Week 2

Good news: my highly detailed outline and plotting is paying off. I'm about 2 days ahead of schedule, and crossed 30,000 words in my writing session this evening. Bad news: I have about 5,000 words left. Good news: Which means I stand a good chance of "finishing" this story before the end of the month.… Continue reading Nano Check In: Week 2

knitting

WIPS

It's been a while since I've had any knitting to show, but this time around there is also crochet! You might remember the sweater I was working on, then realized I had to frog. It found new life as a sweater vest, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that frogging and reknitting made the… Continue reading WIPS

NaNo

Nano Check In: Week 1

How is your writing going? Are you participating? Are you a rebel? This week has gone much better than expected, on several levels. Currently I'm sitting at a word count just over 15,000, which means I'm two days ahead of schedule. I'm trying something a bit different this year in how I prepared. I've always… Continue reading Nano Check In: Week 1

books

Books and TV for Nanowrimo

As I mentioned on Monday, my muse came in and wrecked all of my plans at the last minute, so I've been trying to reassemble my background material for Nanowrimo. I'm the type of writer who has to fully immerse themselves in the world of their book, which means all the media I consume while… Continue reading Books and TV for Nanowrimo

writing

As the Muse Demands

My muse is a fickle, fickle beast. She spends most of her time jetting around to warm, sunny locals I can't afford to visit (she spent most of the summer in Oahu, I think, and spent the winter in Melbourne), only showing up to cause trouble. For example, I was planning to take things easy… Continue reading As the Muse Demands

books

Sleep Paralysis

Continuing with my series on spooky and creepy natural phenomenon, today we're going to talk about Sleep Paralysis, which frequently shows up in ghost stories. Never heard of it? Let me explain. You know when you go to update your computer, and it restarts four or five times, and it seems to get caught in… Continue reading Sleep Paralysis

nanowrimo

A Nano-sized Plan for Nano

I confess, I'm still not feeling like my "normal" author self. Last year I worked on an edit of Shadow's End, which is the story currently being serialized on my Patreon (You can read the first chapter for free, and get access to future chapters as well as three other books for just $1/month). I… Continue reading A Nano-sized Plan for Nano

cats

Cat Update

Just a few photos this time. We made it through September without incident (insert me knocking on wood and throwing salt over my shoulder) which means it's the first time since March we haven't had at least one trip to the vet. Hopefully, October will continue this trend. So far everyone is doing well.  Our… Continue reading Cat Update