(comic courtesy of The Oatmeal…bloody brilliant) Mission accomplished for NaNoWriMo. Well, okay, I’ve not written an entire first draft of a book, but I’ve written over 50,000 words of the second novel in my series. I’m really only halfway done with it, and it’s quite shitty so far. Hopefully, I’ll have a first … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 2014
The Colonel Attends Midnight Mass
(St. Andrew’s, Isleham, Cambridgeshire) We were sisters, for certain, in our cynicism. The Colonel had taught us at the age of three That G-O-D was, quite frankly, A Metaphysical Singularity; That angels were airy falsities Invented by dreamers, Rejected by the Scientific Community; That flying buttresses would never really fly Off the sides of cathedrals; … Continue reading
The Psychological State of a Gen-Xer.
I’ve a good friend who posted a piece on Generation X, our generation, recently put up on Salon. The general thesis, as with most published opinionated pieces in my view, wasn’t entirely clear to me. The general message I got out of it was one of generational sobriety and empty despair. We’re helpless to our inner … Continue reading
NaBloPoMo? How about NaScrWriMo, NaAnthoWriMo or NaGamWriMo? (etc, etc, etc)
In my exploration of finding All Things NaNoWriMo Related, I’ve come to the conclusion that the month’s event itself isn’t restricted to those of us who are truly insane in our attempt to write a book in a month (or, in my case, part of a book in a month). BlogHer is challenging bloggers to … Continue reading
Embarking upon 50,000 word lunacy.
In a few hours from now, I take up the challenge. Not going to write a novel (50,000 words is a virtual novella, really), but I am going to get a bulk of a draft of one completed. It’s going to be incredibly tough going since this is the time during the term when I … Continue reading