I’ve recently discovered the National Library of Scotland (NLS), a repository of ordinance survey maps that help me with accuracy in my historical novels. I’m the kind of writer who likes to get a Google map of the area I’m writing about, or better yet, to actually go there and walk the streets. What usually happens […]
Archives for November 2015
I am a winner at this year’s NaNoWriMo, and I have a certificate to prove it! My validated word count was 55,916, but my end goal for November is 60K so I have some writing to do today. But that’s no great hardship, eh?
While tumbling through Tumblr (a bad habit that I cannot seem to rid myself of), I sometimes come across items that are useful (such as recipes), or valuable (such as the way to search for a word’s origin), and, if I’m lucky, something that reminds me what it means to be human. Some might say […]
This time around, for NaNo 2015, I’m like the slow starter in a horse race. My excuse is a Very Bad Cold, the kind my dad used to say needed lots of bed rest, ice cream, soda, and comic books. Well, I’m doing all of that, and seem to be getting better, though the comic […]
In the midst of my gearing up for a steady two-thousand words-a-day NaNo writing pace, I discovered that I live on a very active corner. Over the weekend, around 10:30 pm (or so), I heard someone pounding on a door. Not my door, but someone else’s door, real close. (I could hear this because my […]
I’m doing NaNoWriMo for 2015, as the last three NaNos that I did (NaNoWrimo 2104, and two NaNo Camps in 2014) have proven to be incredibly helpful in getting the words from my head and onto the paper. I did not want to take that experience for granted, so I spent the last few weeks […]