Writing

Camp NaNoWriMo: 40K Words And The Finish Line Is In Sight

10K Post 20K Post 30K Post As excited as I am about hitting this mark and having less than 10,000 words left to write to meet my NaNo goal, it's become abundantly clear to me that this book will be well over 50k words. That's pretty typical for fantasy quests, and I'm not surprised (in… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: 40K Words And The Finish Line Is In Sight

Me

Thoughts On Turning 31

Somehow it's theoretically worse in my head than turning 30. That "1" is solid. All I want for my birthday now is to eat. Did you know up until recently becoming pregnant at or after 35 was called "geriatric pregnancy?" They now use the term "advanced maternal age" which is...better? Adult birthdays are horseshit not… Continue reading Thoughts On Turning 31

Writing

Camp NaNoWriMo: Over The Hump And 30k Words

We've sailed past the halfway point of camp and I'm excited to report I hit 30k words yesterday. THIRTY THOUSAND. This is the farthest I've ever gotten during NaNo. This is monumental for me! Check out my eval of 10k and 20k if you're interested in how I got here. I got to 30k faster… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: Over The Hump And 30k Words

Writing

Just A Little Something About Your Voice

When I was in college I took a few writing-centered courses. I was in my late teens/early twenties and developing my "voice," as one does, and learning through practice. I tried to write like someone who knew what they were talking about, but that didn't really feel very good, so instead I focused on what… Continue reading Just A Little Something About Your Voice

Writing

Camp NaNoWriMo: 20k Words, Obstacles, and Achievements

Well, it's Thursday and my post today should have been a Vacancy podcast, but I did not get that done this week! I have had quite a busy past few days, but with what is unimportant, it would all be excuses anyway. The fact of the matter is, I failed at keeping up with the… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: 20k Words, Obstacles, and Achievements

Husband

A Poem For Husband On His Birthday

Roses are red You have my whole heart I'm thankful for you Even when you fart

Fun Stuff

Is “Semi-Charmed Life” The Best Pop Song Ever Written?

Yes. Oh, you wanted a whole post about this? I don't know if I can manage that, but how about a top ten reasons list? Wait, you're sick of numbered lists? Bullet points it is! Here's why Third Eye Blind's "Semi Charmed Life" is the best pop song ever written. You know this song, at… Continue reading Is “Semi-Charmed Life” The Best Pop Song Ever Written?

Fun Stuff

Thoughts On TV

I haven't had cable for years now, and no Netflix for probably a year. While I do have Amazon Prime and access to a couple other avenues for watching television and movies, I haven't watched actual television, with the channels you can click through and commercials,  in a long time. Until today. What is going… Continue reading Thoughts On TV

Writing

Camp NaNoWriMo: An Evaluation of 10k Words

Today is day six of Camp NaNoWriMo. I haven't written yet today, but I have completed 10,079 words so far, so I've already surpassed how many words I'd need by the end of today (9677) to stay on track for 50k by month's end (I think this book will end up a fair bit over… Continue reading Camp NaNoWriMo: An Evaluation of 10k Words

Writing

Day 1 – Care About It

I sat down and did 10 sprints of 10 minutes each this morning broken up into two blocks by breaking my fast with a smoothie bowl, and I'm going to be totally honest with you, Dear Reader: they felt really fucking good. I'll get into the specifics of what I'm doing in a post later… Continue reading Day 1 – Care About It