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Category Archives: Literary stuff

The best of times (Holiday Card Exchange 2016!)

  Hello! How are you? Is that a new haircut? Damned you are looking good! Somehow it’s fall. I’m not sure how that happened – the last several months have gone by incredibly quickly and now we’ve got a limited number of weekends before everything kind of shuts down for the winter. Please indulge me […]

Porridge

I’m sure everyone’s heard this by now, but the Midwest is going through one of those insane cold snaps. I haven’t been outside since Monday, when I only went outside because I had a meeting about 30 miles away and I couldn’t cancel due to wimpiness. Garbage day was yesterday and our bins have been […]

A little drafty

Something important happened last night. I finished the first draft of my novel. Well, perhaps we shall say “finished” in that I got to the end and wrote the final scene, all as part of the NaNoWriMo push. Long time readers may remember (and let’s face it, all this blog ever attracts are long time […]

NaNoWriMyFuHeOuMo

I’ve been writing a lot, although not here I’m afraid. I’m actually digging into my shark Thing I’m Doing for NaNoWriMo. Oh, I think I’ve raged against NaNo in the past (in fact, I know damn well that I have) and I still have rage issues, but I’m working through them. More specifically, it has […]

Weetabix’s life improvement in just 68,493 easy steps

  So, I’ve been working on this project. A writing project. Ever since I went to Writer Camp, I’ve been little Pollyanna with keeping my internal demons at bay and have trucked through 18K words of new fiction in two months. Ok, I know Nanowrimo people poop that out before lunch, but for me, that’s […]

You could be anyone

Oh you guys, Writer Camp was so awesome. I can’t even begin to tell you how awesome it was. Everyone was awesome. Awesome. It’s an overused word, but I mean it in the truest sense: I am full of awe. Every day, I took a tiny little cranky elevator down to the Writer Camp headquarters […]

Fragile. A Major Award.

If you’re looking for the Holiday Card Exchange FAQ, it’s here. I just came back from seventeen days of travel. Three days in Everwood, UT, hanging out with Jake, which was a whirlwind of zombies, cake, tea parties and arguments about whether  another friend was hiding a thirteen year old child in her studio apartment […]

Flustered

I had intended to update to get that morose piece of misery off the top of the page, but uh, there’s nothing really changing on that front. So in lieu of a comprehensible narrative, some bullet points: My sister is in India for a month. She got off work today and was told to stay […]

Words about words

Watch out, Robyn, it’s another writing-heavy entry. So, last week, the issue #12 of the wonderful Drunken Boat dropped. It includes a story of mine. You should go read it! It’s free! Another thing that happened last week: I’ve been toying with the idea of taking a PhD level writing workshop with Dr. OHenry in […]

The Thrill of Having Written and the agony of Writing

My biggest problem with writing seems to be the fear that the act of writing itself will somehow not be as good as whatever supposed brilliance is floating around my noggin. That is, of course, stupid, because how would I know? And yet, half the problem with This Thing I’m Writing is just the simple […]

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