The Lost Story

Many years ago (before there was an Internet), I began a book. Life happened, as it so often does, and I never got past the first three chapters. The book was begun in good old Word Perfect for DOS (if you’re old enough to remember DOS, congratulations; you’re a survivor), and at some point converted…

Apostrophe OCD

More and more, I’m seeing apostrophes added to make proper nouns plural. To make matters more itchy-scratchy, this is being done by people who know the rules of grammar, and who normally wouldn’t let something like that slip past them.

Joining The Instant Pot Craze

  I just had a nice bowl of left-over minestrone for lunch. It was made last evening, as the first meal in my new Instant Pot™. I have quite a few friends who have had these nifty doo-dads for a while. I hear all the time about how convenient they are, and I was intrigued….

Writer’s Flood

My big problem isn’t writer’s block. It’s writer’s flood. I have so many story ideas floating about that sometimes I feel like I’m drowning. I’m not a great one at making decisions (my astrologer friends would say that’s because I have Libra rising), but I am pretty good at coming up with interesting story ideas.

The two character attributes don’t always play well together.

Life Happens

Well, it appears that health (and other boring necessities) have derailed me, once again. I find myself scrambling to get things done, stressing over time constraints, and finding that the day to day routine has me totally sidelined. I’m still writing, though have not been able to keep up with the NaNoWriMo quota. I’ll keep…

Lost in the Woods?

I earned my 10,000 word badge today. Even thought I’ve been somewhat sidelined by doctor’s appointments, power outages, and Election Day, I’m still on track with NaNoWriMo. It’s been six whole days. Only 24 to go. Will I make it?

Yes. You know? I think I will. However, I’m not quite sure if those 50,000 words are going to bring me to the place I thought I would be going.