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Back in the Office

I didn’t quite finish NaNoWriMo. I made it to about 45000 words and the manuscript felt done, or maybe it was just me. Either way, I was done. I wrote this piece for Foreword Reviews half-way through my process. After  a short hiatus with my family to Mexico, I am back to work and in full gear. This article I wrote for Writer’s Digest, How and Why to Write Like a Pachyderm, was published over the holidays.

mango daquiri

Sorry, Out of the Office


Actually, I’m in the office, in a major way– 2,000 words a day in the office. So, basically, I’ll be too busy to post anything for the rest of the month. I promise to post later with the lowdown on how I fared during my first National Novel Writing Month in which I attempted to write my first Science Fiction novel, which is completely character-driven. What the hey?! So much fun.

Quote of the Moment

“I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories… water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” 
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Writing and Book Blogs

I know, this is so 2009, but I have just recently become obsessed with Google Reader. Maybe because I live out in the boonies, but I always seem to discover these things late in the game. (Please, do not let this reflect negatively in any way on my husband, Eric Mack, who is a technology journalist/blogger. He really does try to clue me in.) I thought it would be fun to share the list of sites I am currently subscribing to. Continue Reading →