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Category Archives: Literary stuff

Cold is a relative term

  I have been so stressed that I could weep. I have been researching a term paper on Jane Austen for the last three months and over the weekend, I banged it out — over 10,000 words because apparently I don’t know how to rein it in at all. The worst part is that I […]

Drive it like it’s stolen

Fridays are always light days at school. The biggest “work” stress in my life right now is the problem of finding a place to park on campus, but since there aren’t a lot of classes scheduled for Friday, the parking ramp that I use does not fill up, so I’m usually not in a super […]

Unreliable narrator

Thursdays are a tough day for me. I leave the house at 8 am straight up and don’t walk back into the house until around 8 pm. I have office hours for my students plus two classes on Thursday. One of those classes is my lovely Jane Austen class, where we totally nerd out in […]

Hey

Oh hi. Well, this is awkward. How did I used to do this again? So. It’s been awhile. Thunderburst recap montage: (Imagine a Sia song playing, perhaps “Breathe Me” or something super classy and not schmoopy even a little) Since we last spoke, I decided to get my Phd in Creative Writing, I threw a […]

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 […]

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