Tag Archives: NaNoWriMo

November 1: An anti-NaNoWriMo post

“I own and operate a ferocious ego.”~Bill Moyers, American journalist I forgot. It didn’t matter that a friend asked to buddy me. It didn’t matter that I filled out my form and updated my info. Nope, none of that. I … Continue reading

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Stressed and slothed this non-writing #WeekendCoffeeShare

If we were having coffee… Thanks for meeting me here at Starbucks so late. I’ve been wiped out all weekend. Packing for the move has sucked the soul out of me. I’m not writing, I’m not hanging out on social … Continue reading

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My new view of #NaNoWriMo

“The novel is born of disillusionment; the poem, of despair.”~Jose Bergamin, Spanish writer This year, I free myself from NaNoWriMo convention and snub my nose at what is expected. Everyone approaches NaNoWriMo differently. This first year I discovered that the … Continue reading

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A fabulous #WeekendCoffeeShare with friends, football and Frappes

If we were having coffee…. Thanks for coming over to my house today. I hope Keurig coffee is okay today. Excuse the mess on the table, but I hosted my annual Halloween Crop at Casa de la Hirsch last night, … Continue reading

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Let’s try this #ROW80 thing again

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet It’s that time of year for resolution and Round of Words. I didn’t keep up with ROW80 much last round. It … Continue reading

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Writing tools that are practical and fun to use

“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”~Albert Einstein, German physicist The only reason I completed NaNoWriMo this year was with the incentive of buying myself The Big Reward. Material goods are great motivators, and if self-bribery helps you write, … Continue reading

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Feeling okay with a less-than-perfect NaNoWriMo word count

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”~Jimmy Dean, American actor It’s third way thru NaNoWriMo and I am not ashamed at my word count, or lack of word … Continue reading

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Writing and living and #ROW80 updating

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”~Alan Watts, English philosopher A sleepy, sluggish week and sluggish weekend makes for a sluggish checkin. But I did make … Continue reading

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A #WeekendCoffeeShare of writing…failures?

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”~Margaret Mead, American scientist If we were having coffee, I might be dozing off. It’s been a long week. I guess I haven’t caught up on sleep from last weekend’s … Continue reading

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One word describes my #ROW80 midweek checkin

“Happiness depends on ourselves.”~Aristotle, Greek philosopher I’ll admit, I’ve been feeling guilty about not #ROW-ing down the river. Figuratively, of course; I neither own a boat nor would I take it out in this cold weather if I did. So … Continue reading

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Writing thoughts on how to be successful

“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.”~Ernest Holmes, American Theologist “I want to be a writer.” I hear this from strangers. I hear this from my writers group. I hear this … Continue reading

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I published my third book!

“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight.”~Leah LaBelle, Canadian musician Ninjas, puppies, budding romance, trashy sitcoms and family values. Just in time for the holidays: my first fiction book! This is a … Continue reading

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Do you remember when…?

“Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.”~Bo Bennett, American businessman I didn’t intend that quote to be reflective of this blogpost; it’s just serendipity. Today is December 1. I’m reading social media … Continue reading

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How to save a walrus

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”~ Albert Einstein, German scientist As I continue to write and edit My Father, My Friend and as I think about NaNoWriMo, I downloaded a new app, … Continue reading

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A look back, a look forward

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”~Marcus Aurelius, Roman soldier October 2014. Friends. Family. Sketchbooks. Parties. Coffee. Tea. Zentangle. Penn State. A … Continue reading

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Mega Meet 2014, Day 2: Tangled up in friends

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”~John W. Gardner, American educator Yes, this is a totally Zentangle-y quote, almost a bit cheesy, but it’s always worth the reminder. Especially with Zentangle classes. The first day, yesterday, is always … Continue reading

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April showers bring poetic flowers

“Personality is everything in art and poetry.”~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet Welcome to National Poetry Month. I have dabbled in poetry, and I consider myself a poet. I write stories, I create Zentangle and other art, and I can … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo TGIO wrap up…or is it?

“There’s a mystery to writing, and you don’t really know where most of it comes from.”~Neil Diamond, American musician Today was the NaNoWriMotown’s annual Thank God It’s Over party. It was my first TGIO, and it was inspiring to see … Continue reading

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Reclaiming my NaNoWriMo month with Zentangle

“When Life gives you lemons, make lemon merengue pie.”~Reggie Williams, American musician Turns out that I did shut down my life as I finished NaNoWriMo. I didn’t think I would, or could, but I have a pile of emails to … Continue reading

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Lessons NaNoWriMo taught me

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