Writing and Quilting

| November 3, 2015

This is day three of Nano. On day 1, I wrote 1553 words and managed 5 hours of quilting homework. On day 2, I had quilting class. We hung our blocks on a design wall to decide how we liked them. I really prefer the purple pieces on the top, but then I realized, there’s […]

First Nano Day!

| November 1, 2015

Can’t stay long because I need all my words for the book I’m writing for Nanowrimo! My friend, Mauri, and I are a team, and I’m also doing a thing with the From the Heart chapter of RWA. Apparently, several chapters are having a contest during Nano. I don’t know. I’m just happy to have […]

Look–it’s Friday (and also, NANOWRIMO)!

| October 30, 2015

For the past six weeks, I’ve been working like a dog on all sorts of things. Lots of fun stuff, but also lots of work stuff and just stuff. Yesterday I had a free day, sort of. The joy of writing actual story. It was so seductive I gave up editing the proposal I hope […]

Nano’s Coming!

| October 31, 2013

I’m doing Nanowrimo again this year. I’ve only made a good attempt at it once, and then I wrote 30 k words that were clearly not the words I needed, but I love the story that resulted from that false start. This year, I’m finishing my cozy. Or I’ll be close to finishing it if […]

Nanowrimo, Anyone?

| November 1, 2012

Guess what I was not planning to do this November. National Novel Writing Month. But I have this friend. I’m looking at you, Kimberly Dean. A couple of nights ago, she texted me these fateful words. “Are you doing Nano?” I had considered and rejected doing Nano, but who can resist leaping into a crazy […]

Time to be Random

| November 8, 2011

As of today, I have 8,641 words of Nano project. I’ve had a difficult time getting back to work now that I’m home! In fact, I’m writing this in the wee hours of Tuesday night, in a break from work. So–I’ll be getting back to that. I still have beach photos. The last sunrise while […]

Can I take the ocean home?

| November 4, 2011

I wish I could. Yesterday, I sat on the beach to write for a while. Not in the morning when the sun first appeared over the water. Later, I took my laptop and a towel and perched high up, away from the water. Funny how a new point of view fuels your creativity. Maybe it […]

To Retreat Every Day

| November 2, 2011

I was chatting (emailing) with a friend about how much I love the beach. I feel peaceful here, creative, happy, full of energy. The ocean sings a song that makes my soul soar. Unfortunately, the beloved feels exactly like this–in the desert. So, we’ve ended up in a place in between, surrounded by beautiful trees […]

Nanowrimo on the Beach

| November 1, 2011

As the sun climbed over the ocean this morning, both November and Nanowrimo began. I’ve done my own form of Nano before, declaring a goal and writing for it, but I’ve never attempted the whole 50 k in a month. This year I’m living dangerously and going for the whole novel. Whatever total I reach […]