NaNoWriMo Update #2 – Stream of Consciousness

On Friday, I broke the 40,000 word threshold…Badge and pat on the back from the NaNoWriMo folks…I’m essentially in the final stretch…But after yesterday’s Hawaiian Dance ho’ike, I’m flat…Or I’m catching a cold…Or feeling a quite jealous, since Hubby is officially off of work for the week until next Sunday, and currently napping on the Read More …

The Nearly Ubiquitous, Yet Delightful, Pumpkin Bread

Fall light.  It triggers something primal, that hint of sadness at what could have been. Winter’s going to be a doozy, old chap, for a part of you will die, sleep…like it does every winter.  And yet, lacking the harshness of summer’s glare, the light is also fulfilled, pregnant. Might as well eat some Pumpkin Bread. Read More …

NaNoWriMo Update

Today I hit an all-time daily record of 4,085 words (new fiction) – that’s the equivalent of a short story. And total word count for the month = 22,183. Since November 1st I have finished 3 short stories, formerly stuck for years in “where am I going with this?” mode. Today started a brand spanking Read More …

What’s A Name?

And she grew when the children began calling her by her name and not, “Hey, you,” as they had been taught. Her stumps grew limbs that embraced the ones who had cut them off, but only after they slept for she knew her blessing would stunt them.  Her heart beat once more to the rhythm Read More …

November Sprints

National Novel Writing Month It’s that time of year again, when all over the world writers commit to the challenge of writing 50,000 words of fiction within thirty days.  I used to participate in the now defunct sister event Script Frenzy (100 pages of screenplay in one month), and really had no intention of joining Read More …