Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Cost of Literary Abandon

I’ve been a participant in NaNoWriMo since 2004. I win some. I lose some. This year, though, I decided to step away from the madness and just keep on doing my own thing for November while cheering on my friends … Continue reading

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Long Lost and Unwelcome Holiday Guests

So I had a little Thanksgiving shindig at my house. I spent the week before shopping for the fixings, hunting for the turkey (a locally produced farm bird), repainting the guest bathroom, cleaning the house, shampooing carpets, and of course … Continue reading

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What Progress Looks Like

So after having a really bad year, when my heart was at its worst and my writing suffered just as bad as the rest of my life, I got back up on the pony in January of this year. By … Continue reading

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Life’s a bitch. So is the author.

As a reader, I love, love, loveĀ a story where the protagonists have to earn whatever crumb of happiness they get. None of this deus ex machina bullshit. None of this coddling stuff. Luck? What the hell is luck? Certainly not … Continue reading

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Changing of the Leaves

For the last three and a half months, life in my house has been pretty hectic. My sister has been living with us since May, and at the end of July she became a grandmother for the first time. A … Continue reading

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