Books, Real Life

November Happenings

I lived all 30 days of November but I barely remember any of them. Somehow, I condensed a year's worth of activities into a single month. When I started the month, I thought I'd be fitting writing sessions between social engagements, horror movies, and book rereads. HA. Here's what happened instead: I moved and spent… Continue reading November Happenings

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NaNoWriMo 2019: The Great Train Write-in and Powell’s Book Haul

I haven't gotten up before 5:00 AM since I worked opening shift at a cafe. Today, I urged my aging body out of bed at 4:30 AM to board a train full of strangers. We commiserated over coffee, talked about books, got really deep into pagan mysticism, and wrote a ton of words. It was… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2019: The Great Train Write-in and Powell’s Book Haul

Books, Real Life

October Feelings + NaNo Announcement

OCTOBER HAS PASSED. I didn't watch as many horror movies as I wanted to because LIFE GOT BUSY. (I did watch the first Hellraiser, which was...not good?) My team recently switched offices, I move into my new apartment tomorrow, and - despite conversing with four different Xfinity agents - I still don't have internet! I can… Continue reading October Feelings + NaNo Announcement

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NaNoWriMo Update: Day 20

I'm writing this post on my phone. I flew to Minnesota for Veteran's Day Weekend, planning to put off my WIP until I got home. I'd already decided I didn't have to finish on time. I still wanted to blog, though; my mom, aunt, and I had gone book shopping and picked up some exciting… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update: Day 20

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NaNoWriMo Update: Day 6

In the past few days, I've written just over 5,000 words for my rough draft. Per the website, I should be at 10,000. Here's the deal: I. Am. Struggling. And, in true 4-on-the-enneagram fashion, I've been moping about it. Why was this so much easier when I was in college? Since when am I concerned… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update: Day 6

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National Novel Writing Month

NANOWRIMO IS UPON US. My plan at the beginning of last month was to announce a month-long hiatus so I could work on a novel for the next 30 days. Now I'm not so sure. I have an idea for a novel that I've worked on before. I planned to do a grand restart last… Continue reading National Novel Writing Month