life

November Wrap Up

Words written: ~53,000 (technically November isn't over yet) Completed manuscripts: 1 In-progress manuscripts: 1 Books read: 7 Knitting projects finished: 1 (so far) Aside from reading and writing, pretty much nothing got done this month. I will have finished knitting projects to show on Friday, though. I really wish Thanksgiving break could have been longer… Continue reading November Wrap Up

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Taming the Rhino

I've spent this week trying to get my focus back. It's been a struggle, but I thought that if I have the Rhino a better-maintained habitat, he might be more amenable to working his magic next month. I have discovered over the years that while my thoughts might be disordered at times, my work space… Continue reading Taming the Rhino

writing

Nano Training Week 6

Week of Oct. 12: Outline, outline, outline. Get at least the first few chapters hammered down. We're getting down to crunch time now. The writing and the prep is getting more intense. How are you doing on your word count goals?

knitting

Anyone got a lighter?

My knitting is not going well this week. Actually, most of my week isn't going well this week. In terms of knitting, I've had to frog a project that I've been working on since May--my village socks. I discovered multiple problems with the fit of the toe, foot, and heel, and when I ripped back… Continue reading Anyone got a lighter?

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Nano Training Camp

Okay, guys! We've got 7 weeks to whip ourselves into shape for the most intense writing event of the year! Can we do it? YES. Here is the game plan: 1. This week, Sept. 7: Clear the decks. Wrap up any projects that you are working on and make sure that there are no distractions… Continue reading Nano Training Camp