Here is a giant dump of all of the books I read in 2019 that I loved the most. Science Fiction The Humans by Matt Haig - The story is told from the point of view of an alien sent to Earth to make sure a recently discovered world-changing mathematical formula was squashed, rather than … Continue reading Book Recommendations from 2019
This afternoon I took a nap and I had a dream that I finished A Game of Thrones and the ending was super cheesy and unsatisfying. Fortunately I woke up from my nap, finished the book, and that was not the case. Here are some other books that had legit and satisfying endings. And some that … Continue reading 21-30 of 100
I'm really good at being excited for people when they get engaged. I'm really good at being excited for people when they get a new, exciting job. I'm SUPER good at being excited for people when they get a new kitty cat or puppy dog. I'm really good at being excited for people (and also … Continue reading Here’s the thing about the big green monster
For some reason I had these great, high hopes about NaNoWriMo. I thought, "At the end of November, I'll have written a novel." Well, I completed the challenge of writing 50,000 words in one month but it's five months later and I still haven't written a novel. I've always been a positive hope-for-the-best kinda gal, … Continue reading Here’s the thing about second drafts
I wrote some new Grayson stuff today and I went old school. I'm loving the smell of pen on paper lately (more than usual). When I originally wrote the story for NaNoWriMo, I had Grayson find out her Job/Career/Assignment (I haven't settled on a name) at a ceremony with everyone else her age. The more … Continue reading Grayson of the Commonwealth
In all my years of schooling I never remember editing a paper. Especially in college, when rough drafts and second drafts weren't collected for points, I would sit down the night or so before the paper was due, type it up within an hour, print it out, receive my A and move on to the … Continue reading Here’s the thing about the aftermath of NaNoWriMo
Holy crap, you guys! I did it! 28 days, 93 pages of a Word document (single-spaced!), and 50,677 words later, I wrote a stinking novel. Can you believe it? I hardly can. So what now? Well now I am going to go to the mountains for three days and read The Hobbit and take a … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2013 – I did it!