Wait, Wha…? It’s December? or, I Won NaNo!


Wow.  Big picture.  As I’m sitting here, still not done with my morning coffee, I decide to leave it because…  I WON NANO!  I’m still not quite sure what happened.

For those of you reading this, wondering what the heck I’m talking about, National Novel Writing Month is every year in the month of November.  Here’s five things I’ve learned:

  1. Laundry is sneaky.  It will pile up and multiply in the basket when you’re not looking at it.
  2. Dishes are easier to do if you get them done daily.
  3. Cats and dogs like to be fed on a regular schedule.  …  Regular DAILY schedule.
  4. Food is not optional.  It’s a requirement for humans to keep writing.
  5. Coffee should be like air.

There.  And to say folks don’t learn anything during NaNo.  ~grin~

Join Me At ChiWriMo!



It’s November, the time of the keyboards singing and the turkey tryptophaning and the avoidance of the holiday madness until after Black Friday, thankyouverymuch. It’s National Novel Writing Month, Dear Reader, and yours truly is one of the volunteer Municipal Liaisons, or MLs, for the Chicago Region.  My main duty is to help host write-ins, which are big parties where magic happens.  No really, that’s what they are!  People gather somewhere, like a cafe or restaurant or library or park or… and they write.  And have word wars.  And it’s a lot of fun.  One of my other duties is to exhort participants to ever greater heights of literary abandon.  (Hey, man: I’m in mid-NaNo myself and my vocabulary is running full steam ahead!)  So join me at our ChiWriMo blog for some thoughts on Week Two – it’s not too late!  Keep going!

Do You NaNo?



Do you NaNo?

No idea if you NaNo?  No NaNo?  (C’mon, you had to see that comin’.)  ANYway, join me today at the Torquere LiveJournal for some explanation of what is this thing called NaNo, and some thoughts on why the world needs your novel.

You know you wanna.

Two for Tuesday

I was looking for a lolcat to adorn my post today, so I asked Google, “lolcats all of thems.”  This is one of the ones that came up and since I guffawed out loud – sorry, “lol’d,” I figured I’d better use it.


Because lolcats.

ANYway.  I have not one but TWO posts for you today!

The first is at the Chicago Region of National Novel Writing Month.  Just because you didn’t “win” NaNo doesn’t mean you lost.

The second is at Torquere Press’s blog, Romance for the Rest of Us.  I got to musing about my daily round and shared pictures.

Hope you’ll stop by and show me some love in the comments! Happy reading!