NaNoWriMo go Bye Bye

NaNoWriMo go Bye Bye

NaNoWriMo is all but over. It’s time to make that last, desperate attempt for wordcount and then sleep for at least a week! And then, come January start revising this book. So, how did I do? Well, I won. I won yesterday, in fact. I still need to write...
Keep going

Keep going

It is the last week of NaNoWriMo. I’m in the first middle week of my new, more difficult gym program. It’s fucking November and it gets DARK by 4 PM here in Helsinki. It is hard, here at the end of November, is what I’m saying. For the record, the...
Learning new things

Learning new things

This past weekend, I spent much of my time in a class to learn how to make proper rye bread. It was very successful on the whole. I forgot to hydrate and wound up with a headache, but beyond that. I got several very pretty breads out of it, as well as a starter, and a...
Take the quick win

Take the quick win

The second week of NaNoWriMo started yesterday. So far, I’m still holding on, but given that I haven’t planned the next scene beyond the one I’m writing as I write this blog post (also much later than I’d like to), I’m pretty sure that I...
The obligatory NaNoWriMo post!

The obligatory NaNoWriMo post!

As per usual, I am taking part in NaNoWriMo this year! Just in case you haven’t encountered this particular piece of internet culture before, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. It brings together professionals and hobbyists to try and write 50...
This is Halloween

This is Halloween

I adore Halloween. A fair number of people think I shouldn’t because it’s a quintessentially American holiday. And let’s just say that since the Bush years, the constant Americanization of cultures around the world has not been very popular. But...
The stick and the carrot

The stick and the carrot

I’ve talked at length about all the ways that I’ve been using rewards to get myself to get things done. Technically, the work itself is probably supposed to be enough, and sometimes it is. But most of the time you just need something extra. I tend to...
I started a YouTube channel!

I started a YouTube channel!

I’ve been thinking about starting a YouTube channel for a good while now. I’m still not ready, but I’m not sure I would ever actually be ready. So I took my own advice and just got...
On being political

On being political

As I write this, writer twitter is through another round of “should you share your political opinions publicly?”. Ignoring for a moment the notion that there’s any such thing as a-political fiction, in a world where your very identity makes you...
Stop trying to make Fetch happen

Stop trying to make Fetch happen

Last December we decided that after three years of living in this apartment, it was time to make my sewing room usable. Recently, this process reached the phase of having to go through all my sewing WIPs. This process has me thinking large thoughts about getting rid...