NaNoWriMo 2016: Mid-Month Check-In

We've just passed the halfway point of November, and today's word goal to be on target for 50K is 26,666 and I've somehow managed to hit the 39K mark already. I haven't written anything I'm really proud of, but I'm writing and I'm in a really good brainstorming place at least. From what conversations with … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016: Mid-Month Check-In


NaNoWriMo: Please Stand By

I'm stressed out and have too much work to do, so naturally I'm procrastinating by working on different things with less severe deadlines, that way I'll be in a constant frantic state of feeling like I've accomplished nothing and time keeps bleeding away. Some days I'm just plain not disciplined enough to be a full-time … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Please Stand By

NaNoWriMo Day 5 Recap: That Feeling When…

This is my first year writing directly into scrivener; previous years have left me embracing the austere familiarity of Word for my writing needs. There, all my words were collected into a vaguely linear (ideally) jumble, and one simple counter at the bottom of the screen tracked whether I was on target or not. It wasn't … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 5 Recap: That Feeling When…


NaNoWriMo: Day 1 Recap

Between the Philadelphia NaNo group's midnight online writing kickoff and a lovely in person gathering at a local coffee shop Sunday afternoon, I closed out my first day of NaNo with a respectable 5,200 words. You might be hearing that, running some quick mental math, and realizing that I'm already past the Day 3 goal … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Day 1 Recap


NaNoWriMo: Character Creation Mode

It's November first. NaNoWriMo is upon us and I have a working idea (unless I scrap it at today's write-in, like I did last year). When Brian got home from work at 7am I dragged myself out of bed for the world's earliest brunch (at that hour it's just breakfast, don't try to trick me) … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: Character Creation Mode


The Seven Year Itch

One week remains until the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, and all of my gadgets are trying to explode. Apps are mysteriously disappearing from my phone. My laptop is irritable about basically everything. In what seems to be a grand conspiracy that others in panicked stages of NaNo prep will corroborate, only sweet, welcoming Netflix is working … Continue reading The Seven Year Itch


Feigning Diligence

It's October and here I am, excuses in hand and apologies for months of neglect. I've been busy in other things--in addition to my photography (NSFW), I've also launched an Etsy shop called Saint Drusilla. It's mostly knitted goods right now, but I've been busily adding to my stock, drafting patterns, making things, shopping for … Continue reading Feigning Diligence