‘Twas the night before Christmas…

…when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even the normally extremely rowdy family of mice that took up residence in my oven last spring and rendered it inoperable by chewing up all the insulation. Outside, however, was a different story. As I lay down for a long winter’s nap, I couldContinue reading “‘Twas the night before Christmas…”

What to expect from this blog going forward

Now that National Novel Writing Month is over, I figured I’d let you all know what you can expect from this blog in the near future, since last month I blogged almost exclusively about NaNoWriMo. But first let me just say welcome to all my new followers, and thank you for joining me on thisContinue reading “What to expect from this blog going forward”

NaNoWriMo 2020: A Retrospective

Well, I did it! I somehow won NaNoWriMo, despite all my procrastinations and mini-vacations and a few major distractions! Just barely, though… by the skin of my teeth. 10,008 words with 14 minutes to spare. I felt like my fingers were gonna fall off. This was because the night before, when I should’ve been writingContinue reading “NaNoWriMo 2020: A Retrospective”

NaNoWriMo: Day 18

Well, I wanted to blog something on the 15th because it’s the halfway mark. I thought about giving it the humorously nerdy title “Beware the Ides of NaNoWriMo!” but apparently the Romans considered the Ides of November to be the 13th, unlike March in which it was the 15th. Not that it matters now. IContinue reading “NaNoWriMo: Day 18”

Another Power Outage

Last night there was a storm with high winds, so I was prepared for the power to go out again. Not prepared in the sense of having bought a backup generator, because let’s face it, given how the pandemic is going, that’s not about to happen any time soon. But I had a cooler ready,Continue reading “Another Power Outage”

NaNoWriMo: Falling Behind

Some days, writing doesn’t come easy. Well, that’s not really true, is it? After all, here I am writing this. So I guess it’s a certain type of writing that doesn’t come easy on some days. For instance, I’ve never been good with deadlines. Anything that has to be finished by a certain time orContinue reading “NaNoWriMo: Falling Behind”

NaNoWriMo: Day 10

Yesterday wasn’t such a good day in terms of National Novel Writing Month, or even just my writing in general. Earlier in the day I had to wait down by my driveway for my no-contact deliveries for over an hour, and then when they finally came I had to haul all those groceries up theContinue reading “NaNoWriMo: Day 10”

NaNoWriMo: Day 8

It just occurred to me that I haven’t blogged in a while. I’d like to say it’s because I’ve been so busy writing my novel for National Novel Writing Month, but the truth is I’ve been mostly glued to my television set since Election Night. And I did fall behind in NaNoWriMo a little becauseContinue reading “NaNoWriMo: Day 8”

My power just went out

I live in a semi-rural area that is prone to power outages. If I was the kind of person who was better prepared for… like anything, I’d have a backup generator. But I don’t (long story). Anyway, today is not an unordinary day, no snowstorms, no extraterrestrial attacks from outer space. Some high winds theyContinue reading “My power just went out”