On Tacos and Getting Back on Track

I keep…not posting.  There’s been a lot of getting caught up at the Evil Day Job (a LOT).  Last week was a short week anyway because of MLK day, and then I was supposed to be on the road to Natchez.  And then that trip got cancelled.  And there was a bunch of rescheduling.  And […]

Whole 30 Day 3 and a ROW80 Progress Report

It’s been a rough transition back to work this week.  There’s no such thing as a slow start…it’s like jumping headfirst into the deep end of a pool and being electrocuted.  My uncaffeinated brain hasn’t been dealing too well with that (not that caffeine is verboten on Whole 30, but everything that goes in my […]

Bring It 2016! Round 1 ROW80 Goals

Because I work for a university, one of the epic perks is a long Christmas break.  Since we’re off until after New Year’s, it doesn’t ever REALLY feel like a new year until I get back to work and into the normal routine.  Today is that day and I’m raring to go.  I’ve got eleventy […]

Final ROW80 Round 4 Progress Report

I meant to do this on the 24th but I was writing down to the wire before company arrived and left myself with only 45 minutes to do everything I’d blown off so that I could finish what I was doing.  Company’s gone now and I’m enjoying the glorious quiet, while my dogs snooze on […]

Midweek #ROW80 Check-In

Obviously one of my goals next round of #ROW80 should be to blog more consistently.  But whatever.  I’m kicking ass and taking names on the writing front.  About 9k into this little Christmas novella (yeah, the one that was supposed to be a Meet Cute–that one) and still going strong.  I’ve made some really great […]

Delayed Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Progress Report

Let’s get the important bit of this #ROW80 progress report out there first–I finished my NaNo novel.  This is the first in another contemporary romance trilogy that’s unrelated to Wishful–but is set in the Colorado town where Once Upon A Snow Day and Once Upon An Heirloom take place.  There are totally a few Easter eggs in there […]

Post NaNo Dig Out and Christmas Prep

We had a good, hard frost this morning.  This is a sign we’re heading on into my favorite time of year.  No, I don’t mean Christmas.  I mean all the stuff I’m allergic to is going to stop growing and for the next three months, I’ll be able to breathe!  Also, I’ll look fetching in […]

On The Back Side of NaNo

I realize I haven’t actually posted since the first week of November.  At all.  No check ins.  No funny stuff, no nothin’. I decided a few days before the start of November that I was going to actually seriously try NaNoWriMo this year.  My tactic was to actually try getting up early to write, something […]

5 Tools to Increase NaNoWriMo Productivity

Whether you’re participating in National Novel Writing Month or not, chances are, if you’re a writer, you suffer from procrastination and having the attention span of a squirrel on crack. [iframe src=”http://giphy.com/embed/39CqBhycuM5kQ” width=”500″ height=”202″ frameBorder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen][/iframe] When your writing time is limited, it’s important that you make the most of it!  Here’s a […]

Sunday Summary and #ROW80 Check-In

I had something of a crisis of writer faith this week.  One of those panicked points where I worry that nothing I’m working on right now is…well, working.  This makes me particularly paranoid because the last book I was this invested in was Daughter of the Hunt, which was a hot mess and I didn’t realize […]