A few years ago, we went to visit my in-laws. My mother-in-law, a professor at the time at a small, prestigious higher education institution, was talking about her students: young men and young women fortunate enough to be favored by talent as well as privilege. She spoke about how impressed she was by these students … Continue reading Nothing Special, But Why I Do It
I hope you enjoy a holiday season filled with love, laughter, sweetness, and spice, just like these characters do. And, if you enjoyed the story, let me know in the comments section. I love getting comments.❤ This story page will expire on December 31, 2016.
Well, I didn't hit the 50K word count goal for NaNoWriMo 2016, but I wasn't planning on doing that. (I'm trying to remind myself that I didn't really "fail" this year's NaNoWriMo challenge, because my goals were different from the word count ones. It's kind of working.) Instead, I focused my energies on the rewrite … Continue reading NaNo 2016 Recap
Yeah, I've decided to do NaNoWriMo again this year. But, this year, I'm participating as a NaNo Rebel. I got the idea - and the bug - from writer and editor Kate Johnston, aka 4amwriter (website and twitter), who talks more in-depth about the concept of how to be a NaNo rebel here. As for … Continue reading Once More Into the Breach
In addition to being the start of National Novel Writing Month, November 1 has additional significance for American writers: it's National Author's Day! Here is some of the history, as supplied by NationalDayCalendar.com: The idea of setting aside a day to celebrate American authors came from Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, president of the Bement (Illinois) … Continue reading National Author’s Day