Week in Review: St. Jude Marathon and NaNoWriMo

This week both NaNoWriMo and the St. Jude Marathon happened, both are the culmination of a great deal of work. I’m pleased to say that my adorable husband had a great race. He’s trained for a year and I couldn’t be prouder. Here he is coming into the finish: My own NaNoWriMo adventure is less…

Week in Review: Thanksgiving and Progress

This week we decided to forgo Thanksgiving and just write and eat healthfully. In retrospect, that was a mistake. Holidays are important for our mental health. Next year we will do Thanksgiving. I hit 60 days of healthy eating today. Weightloss slowed but it’s not hard to keep eating healthfully this way. Like writing, health…

Week in Review: Lost In Stories

Locket Load is a new short story I am working on. The main character is a dedicated agronomist who rebels against petty rules on a distant planet. She wants to stay home and create a better world, but she may not be able to. While hiking, I found myself musing about her problems. Through the…

Week in Review

This week in review. I’m finally feeling a bit better physically. I hope this will improve my productivity. NaNoWriMo started this week and I got a bit of a slow start. This weekend and Election Day will also put a damper on my word counts because I am a volunteer for one of the campaigns. In…

Setting My Course For a New Challenge

I broke my blog streak and this sent me into a spiral of sadness before my writing friends pulled me out of it. What I needed to do, they said, is start a new challenge, but make it weekly rather than daily. That sounds good to me, so this is my new challenge. Every Friday…

Written Confessions Day 25

Today went well. I have three chapters ready for Steve’s perusal. I added almost 700 words to the main novel. I wrote the piece for the Memphis Writers group and reviewed another member’s three chapters for our workshop review. Tomorrow morning I’ll work on the first lesson in David Farland’s course and post it for…

Written Confessions Day 24

Tomorrow is the Thursday night meeting of the Memphis Writers and I worked on the homework for the meeting and for Saturday’s meeting and I reviewed the chapters we are workshopping. I also worked on my novel. I’m stuck at the end of chapter three for a cool naval maneuver, so Steve will read through…

Written Confessions Day 23

I worked on my primary novel today, continuing to work on issues in the first five chapters. This is not the ideal way to work. In a good world I would be adding new scenes and new words, but we are still sick and this is what I can do. Tomorrow I hope to get…

Written Confessions Day 22 – Still Sick

Apparently Dean Wesley Smith’s blog is actually called Writing In Public rather than that being the name of the challenge he was doing. I am embarrassed. I didn’t mean to copy his name, just his challenge of being open about what is going on with my writing in public on a daily blog. So I…