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 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


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


A Mid-month Check-in/The Letter

Friends. Things aren't going well. I never set a target word count for April, instead intending to get a workable draft for a collection of short stories and poems, which on the surface seems like a much more forgiving goal. It's not. Word count would have been so much easier; I wouldn't be sitting here side-eyeing … Continue reading A Mid-month Check-in/The Letter


Systems Fail

I ran into some of my Nano writing buddies at the coffee shop today! They're doing Camp Nanowrimo, which is lucky because it means a physical support network to judge me force my motivation through self-imposed friendly competition and my unwillingness to admit failure. I've got about 2,000 words written so far in April, divided uselessly between the … Continue reading Systems Fail


We’re the Walking Dead

Hi! This post title is part pandering and part fact; I spent fourteen hours on my couch yesterday doing The Walking Dead marathon leading up to last night's finale, because I was THAT FAR behind in the season thanks to AMC's terrible video on demand options and not having cable when the season began. I feel … Continue reading We’re the Walking Dead