It’s nearly mid-October, and the hardcore NaNo Fiends - and if I'm being honest, I have to count myself amongst them - are gearing up for the November run of NaNoWriMo. I love NaNoWriMo. I've written about it extensively, chronicled fairly painstakingly my experiences with it the last two years, offered advice, reflected, pondered, and … Continue reading The Highest Aspiration?
This past weekend I went to a new-to-me (and over-all relatively new) con called LadiesCon, held by The Ladies of Comicazi at the Sommerville Armoury. It's lamentable the first con I've managed to make it to since Arisia this past January, despite my best intentions to get to Boston ComicCon (I almost, almost, almost made … Continue reading LadiesCon and My Creative Self
My morning ritual is basically a walking tour of broken creative promises. Get up, pack my notebook in my work bag - probably won’t crack it open today, but I should have it anyway, right? Just in case. In the living room, sit your son on the couch to put on his shoes and extract … Continue reading Paralyzed by Choice
There are two things you should know about me right off the bat: 1. I have elevated the act of on-line procrastination to a high art, and 2. I have a borderline pathological obsession with the Dollar Tree. These are essential points to understanding how I have wasted a sizeable chunk of my allotted monthly … Continue reading I May Have a Dollar Tree Problem
And just like that, I've missed all of July and half of August. Logging onto social media lately is increasingly an exercise in controlling my escalating panic, and turning on the news is a pretty surefire way to elevate my blood pressure (which, really, does not need any help in the regard). So, I've been … Continue reading Crowdsourcing a Bucket List
The title is a bit of a misnomer; I actually have about 400 words, and with a goal of 20,000, I could easily knock my goal out in 10 days if I can get in a good groove. I've always had a problem with starting; the beginning of anything is always anxiety-inducing (which is one … Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo and the Zero Word Count Week
The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a book I picked up on a whim off the "new releases" shelf at my library, and wound up being the book that, thus far this year, has resonated the most deeply with me. This book is about my contemporaries, women … Continue reading Review: The Animators