I have been having a bit of trouble with my knee lately. It started a few weeks ago, but we were having a full week of rain at the time, so I wrote it off to arthritis acheys. Then, the weather turned cold and I thought: Yeah, well that's what happens when the joints get … Continue reading Monday Musings: Knee Bummer and NaNoWriMo Progress
Oh, yes, the annual frenzy of National Novel Writing Month has begun. Yes, I am participating this year, but not for writing a novel. I am using this month to keep me focused on developing an idea I had for a YA fantasy. There will be writing done. There has already been some. But I … Continue reading Monday Musings: NaNoWriMo is Upon Us
Worldbuilding is a big topic in science fiction and fantasy. Not that it isn't important in other genres, because of course it is, but in sf/f, it is one of the bigger components of many stories. After all, we are often conceiving either worlds that never existed or haven't yet come to be. We are … Continue reading Wednesday on Writing: Worldbuilding- Plan It All or Let It Grow On Its Own
Sorry about the lack of post yesterday. I am still trying to shake this cold/bronchitis thing and Sunday was not a good night. I came down yesterday morning, got a cup of coffee, and fell back to sleep on the sofa. Woke up to cold coffee and a late morning hour. So, I spent most … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: A Day Late
The BaldMan spent a good portion of Sunday installing the Sonos Connect and hooking up the Advent speakers in my office. Now I can listen to music (or whatever) without the constant hisssssss hisssss from the stupid speakers I had hooked up to the computer. Iz nice! It's October already? Geez, where did September go? … Continue reading Monday Musings: I Can Haz Good Sound!
And if April showers do bring May flowers, our allergies ought to be out of control this month! But, really, I am ready for some nice Spring weather. It's been gray and cloudy far too much so far, and Sunday was no exception. It started nice, but then the clouds rolled in, it rained a … Continue reading Monday Musings: It’s May, It’s May!
Maybe too fast! Too weeks from last Saturday, we are cooking chili again! Yes, that's right- ChiliCats and Rock'N'Roll Chili will be represented at the New England Regional Chili Cook Off at Pleasant View Golf Center in Somers, CT on May 6. This is a big cook off, with somewhere on the order of 50 … Continue reading Monday Musings: Mid-April and Things Are Moving Along-
One of the consequences of moving recently has been a falling off on the writing schedule. (Apologies to those who thought I was getting the serialized story from this blog out as an e-book this Spring. It is still happening. It had to be delayed a bit.) I have gotten the chance to sit down … Continue reading Monday Musings: Planning and Other Boring Stuff
We are at the start of National Novel Writing Month-or NaNoWriMo to us, that gloriously weird month in which a lot of people set out to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days, from November 1 to November 30. (If you want to know more, here is the link: NaNoWriMo) I am going … Continue reading Monday Musings: Planning a New Project (How I Do It)
November has started, and that means a lot of things. Halloween is over, we are off Daylight Savings Time, Thanksgiving is on the way, and Christmas is careening around the corner. But that's the small stuff. For many of us out there, November 1 means the start of National Novel Writing Month, that lovely insanity … Continue reading Monday Musings: NaNoWriMo, Here I Come!