Absence Schmabsence

I have blogger’s block. Is that a thing? Where every time you see that blank WordPress screen and are expected to fill it with text you grow unreasonably anxious, uncomfortable in your own skin, and self-conscious that every word you write is going to be judged. It’s not that I don’t want to blog. I […]

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Writing Diary | To Revise or Not To Revise

After NaNoWriMo, I stopped writing. I had pushed myself as far as I could go with the zombie novel I’d been writing, and the whole thing had fallen flat with no apparent way to fix it. I spent December pondering if I should push through to the end, force some kind of big climax into […]

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Hi 2012

Oh geez, I updated WordPress and now I don’t know where anything is, and weird messages keep popping out at me. I’m scared, guys. I’m scared. This is just a random message to let you know I am still alive. 2012 has arrived. We’re almost midway through January, and what do I have to show […]

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On Winning NaNoWriMo 2011, & Why I’ve Been Too Afraid To Blog

As you may notice if you scroll down, there was a huge, inexplicable gap in blog entries beginning around the time I announced that I would, in fact, be partaking in NaNoWriMo this year. A lot of it had to do with planning the novel in question. I had hoped to document my pre-novel process, […]

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NaNoWriMo ’11 Prep

It’s fifteen days until the commencement of NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month — and I am in full-on preparatory mode. As mentioned in a past post from September, I was on the fence about joining this year. Awful things seem to happen whenever I attempt NaNoWriMo. What if I break out in adult acne […]

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Link Soup #001

Yeah, that’s right. It’s a bunch of links tossed in together with no theme or consistency whatsoever. Like soup or something. Link soup. Oh look. The darling and talented Elizabeth blogs about 5 Reasons Not To Tell Someone You’re Writing a Book. Where was this a year ago? The comic version of Ain’t No Grave […]

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To NaNo, Or Not To NaNo

(Shakespeare reference has absolutely nothing to do with the fact my copy of So Silver Bright is presently sitting on my coffee table, waiting to be read.) Ooh, pretty graphic. Who made it? No idea. Let me know if you know! This is really just a short post to ramble. How are those two concepts […]

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On Idols … & Not Meeting Them

My uncle Gary came to visit from the faraway lands of Vancouver. When my mother mentioned this to me, she continued to add that she had a book for me from him. An advance uncorrected proof of Cory Doctorow’s latest book. That Gary had received from a writer friend of his, William Gibson. Needless to […]

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Camp NaNoWriMo Report #2

So, this is a sorta embarrassing post. For my second NaNoWriMo in a row, Stressful Real Life Things have ruined my routine. In the case of last November, the Stressful Real Life Thing (or SRLT) occurred towards the beginning of the month, and I was never able to get back on track. In the case […]

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