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NaNoWriMo Day 2 – The Tortoise’s Race

November 3, 2010


After a weekend in DC at the Rally to Restore Sanity, I’m trying to have reasonable expectations for this year’s NaNoWriMo. It’s day two, and I’ve written about 1000 words each day – 2129 words in total. It’s a little short of the 1,667 per day to be on target for 50,000, but prolificacy does […]

Oh $h*t, It’s NaNoWriMo Time Again

October 25, 2010


NaNoWriMo is almost upon up, that crazy month in November when participants try to write 50,000 words in a month. I’ve tried to do it for the past two years, and failed miserably and early in my attempts. But I really like the idea of NaNoWriMo – the daily writing habit that it requires, the […]

Happiness and the Inverse Relationship

April 24, 2008


When I think back on my mid twenties, I remember being  bitchy, overworked, and totally disillusioned. The hope and optimism I had coming out of college was bitch-slapped out of me after my first feeble attempt at moving to the city and trying to find a job, and certainly didn’t return after a stint of […]

Sick of Myself

February 20, 2008


I am annoying the shit out of myself today. The last 4 days, really. I totally haven’t done anything productive, except make Kris a video for his birthday, which, while fun and creative, doesn’t necessarily count as work. The problem, I think, is that it’s so easy to get stuck in my own head while […]

It’s Draft-y

January 22, 2008


Given the free time I have now to curl up on the couch and write on these chilly winter days, one would think I’d be in a joyous prolific state. It’s just not so. I have been writing more regularly, only to have several drafts of pieces that are so incoherent and contradictory I’m afraid […]

why i blog

January 21, 2007


When I was in 9th grade, we read Joan Didion’s “Why I Write” essay in class and then had to complete our own “Why I . . .”. I return to the question of why often, and enjoy the inquiry into what I choose to do. So the question comes up again today, as I’m […]