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.
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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.
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 →