We are all going to die. Some sooner than others. Earlier this year, or maybe it was last year, I can’t remember, I came across this post by Tim Urban. If you don’t want to click-through and read the entire thing, here’s the gist of it: There are, more or less, 52 weeks in a year. … More Finishing


The NEW NaNoWriMo

The end is near, my friends, so I thought I should wrap up a few loose ends and announce an exciting new challenge. NaNoWriMo Did you complete the challenge? All 50,000 words of it? I did not. I managed about 13,000 words which amounted to an almost complete second episode of my ghost stories series. … More The NEW NaNoWriMo


Holy crap. Is it that time of year again? On Sunday, November 1st, 2015, keyboards across the world will be set ablaze. Or maybe not. It may end up looking a lot like the above – an old notebook and a pencil on some nondescript desk. Of course, that desk could be in a little … More nanoNaNoNANO

Random Post

Yes, I am missing a ‘rule’ post this week. I was doing pretty good there for a while, but now I’m back to my bad habits. Don’t worry, I’ll get back on the wagon, but today let’s see what everyone else is talking about. Monty Python Rules – Forever H/T: The Open Window It’s that … More Random Post

50,000 words later…

…my novel is not finished. But! I did finish NaNoWriMo 2011!  Here’s my badge. I’ll place it on the side bar for a while till something else comes along to usurp it. I honestly didn’t think I could do it.  I have a two-day meeting tomorrow and Friday that I’ve had to prepare for all week.  I … More 50,000 words later…

NaNoWriMo ’11 – After Day 27

Egads!  I don’t think I’m gonna make it. Here are the hard numbers: Your Average Per Day 1,498 Words Written Today 2,076 Target Word Count 50,000 Target Average Words Per Day 1,667 Total Words Written 40,468 Words Remaining 9,532 Current Day 27 Days Remaining 4 (not really, only three as I am posting after the 27th) At This Rate You Will Finish On December … More NaNoWriMo ’11 – After Day 27

NaNoWriMo Update

Check it out! Looks like I’m right on track to finish by the 30th.  With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, though, that’s gonna be a real challenge to get ‘er done.  But I’m pushing to crank out another 3,000 to 4,000 words today.  That should help. I only have 18,809 words more to go, folks. … More NaNoWriMo Update

Evocative Writing and my precious word count and GRRM’s dirge

I know, my posts should be focused, and not scattered about talking about one thing then another.  I actually have folks who have subscribed to my blog recently that I do not personally know (I’m sure they will unsubscribe as soon as they figure out I’m a hack). Regardless, dear new suckers readers, I will … More Evocative Writing and my precious word count and GRRM’s dirge