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


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


Writing: The Loudest Voice

It's no secret I've been busy. I've spent January/February buzzing around the greater Philadelphia area like a brightly-colored bee that keeps forgetting her shoes because technically I don't think bees have feet. But feet are irrelevant to the point I'm trying to make here. I've fallen into the bad habit of making excuses for myself, … Continue reading Writing: The Loudest Voice


Post-NaNo check-in

Today marks three months of being self-indulgent on the internet*. You're welcome. For those of you keeping score from the beginning, you'll recognize that means that today is theoretically the day by which Harper Voyager ought to have sent out their affirmative missives regarding their open submission back in October. In between obsessively updating  my … Continue reading Post-NaNo check-in


NaNoWriMo 2012: Week Four Wrap

I have been procrastinating. You might not think so from my word count of 65k, but a keen eye on the rainbow array of blocks in my NaNo counter will prove it's true. I've stalled. I want to hit 75k before month's end, but at this point I also want those words to count for … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2012: Week Four Wrap