Summer Lingers, but Winter Is Coming

Today the weather was amazing for any month, let alone November. The sun shone in a clear blue sky over trees of gold and scarlet, and the temperature reached 77 degrees. I mentioned a while back that my writer’s group has been meeting outside, since the pandemic has made our accustomed cafes unsafe. I’d postedContinue reading “Summer Lingers, but Winter Is Coming”

Blog Like Crazy

Yesterday I wrote about National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, which challenges writers to author a book during the month of November. I am taking part in NaNoWriMo, as I have done for years. But that’s not the only writing challenge I’m taking on this month. I’m also taking part in #bloglikecrazy, which challenges participantsContinue reading “Blog Like Crazy”

Notes on NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo starts today! For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, which challenges participants to write a 50,000-word novel (or 50,000 words of a longer novel) during the month of November. I have been participating for years in this event and in Camp NaNoWriMo, a more flexible, informal version that takes place twice aContinue reading “Notes on NaNoWriMo”

Kittens (and Chipmunks) with Typewriters

My writers’ group, Kittens with Typewriters, has always met in coffee shops, which hasn’t been possible since the COVID-19 pandemic began. We’ve tried online meetings, but they aren’t very satisfying, since our meetings mostly consist of people writing on their own projects, with occasional conversation in between. Recently we’ve begun holding outdoor meetings. Until today,Continue reading “Kittens (and Chipmunks) with Typewriters”