Archive for the 'NaNoWriMo' Category

last day of November

Friday, November 30th, 2018

My cat typed this when he sat on the keyboard this morning: uH$ %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%CV I’m pretty sure that means GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO IS WORKING ON NANOWRIMO!!! (Yesterday he managed to type a pi symbol. I didn’t even know you could do that!) So, from both me and the cat, wishing everyone who is […]

for real this time, probably

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

For the last three years, I’ve been planning to take a year off from doing NaNoWriMo, but instead wound up diving in and writing. (Which was great! I loved it!) But I’m trying again. Because it would be nice to do something else in November, and also I have no idea what to write about. […]

it came to me in a dream

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

I had a dream with a lovely message last night, which was all about having fun by continuing to try new things and have new experiences. (And because I am always super curious when people talk about their dreams having any kind of coherent narrative, mine did not. That was just the message I took […]

thanks, nanowrimo!

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

This week I learned from my page-a-day trivia calendar that the six official languages of the UN are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. What I did not need to learn from my calendar is that the two main headquarters of the UN are in New York and Geneva, Switzerland. I actually had a […]

unexpected awesome

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

In any organizing project, there’s only so long you can put off dealing with the inevitable paper collection. (Not the paper crafting collection, although to be honest, that too.) But all that stuff that seemed too important to throw out right when I got it, but not important enough to ever go back and look […]

fic rec Friday

Friday, December 8th, 2017

New fave fic! Incredibly fun to read — I love seeing the Rangers figure stuff out and meet Ranger teams from other planets. This is the post-movie fic I never knew I wanted but now can’t wait to read again. Spaceship Parking Only, by starandrea After the battle for Angel Grove, the Power Rangers decide […]

NaNoWriMo 2017: Every Dawn a Miracle

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Uh, yeah, so, nanowrimo was a thing that happened this year. Somewhat unexpectedly, and almost entirely because I am incapable of letting some things go. So that’s where Hocus Pocus came in, and then if you’re going to have one magical animal, you might as well go big or go home, right? So, crossover with […]

ways I glossed over things that make no sense in my novel

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Sometimes I actually recognized when things made no sense as I was writing them. Instead of figuring out how to fix them, I employed a variety of time-tested strategies to ignore them. *POV character thinks “that makes no sense” *someone says “I feel like I missed something” *POV character is distracted by something during a […]

things that make no sense in my novel

Monday, December 4th, 2017

An un-numbered list, because I don’t want to know the count: *Early in the story, characters are in a forest at night, looking for a red pine. (Spoiler: they find one.) Except it’s not really a spoiler because it literally never comes up again. What? *A dog is mentioned once. Where did the dog come […]

nano day 30

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Nanowrimo 2017: done. Officially validated at 50,356. My word counter says 50,191. (I am somewhat abashed, but not entirely surprised, to find that my story may have *165* double hyphens in it.) First line: “You said you’re a student?” Last line: “Always.”