National Novel Writing Month

I woke up this morning to the thermometer in negative numbers and frost coating the grass and the cars for the first time this fall. It shouldn’t surprise me. After all, it snowed for the first time yesterday. And so begins our Canadian winter…six months of cold weather when I […]

How do I know it’s November?

Yikes, it’s Monday January 11th already and I’ve not posted since Friday. Sorry sorry sorry! All I can plead is that I’m up to my ears in edits and rewrites of two different stories while running into Toronto on Saturday along with the usual family routines. On the writing front, […]

What do you mean it’s Monday?

Shelley Munro Shelley’s won a copy of Cari Quinn’s Full Disclosure! Thanks to everyone who takes the time to comment — they really do make my guest bloggers know there is someone reading and know it’s worth while taking the time to write their posts.  Thanks to Cari Quinn for […]

Winner of Cari Quinn’s Full Disclosure

I did it! I reached 50,000 words in my National Novel Writing Month project – which means I’m that much closer to being done Chad’s story. Okay, I’m that much closer to being done the first draft of Chad’s story. I figure I’ve got about another 20K to write before […]


I have had such a hard time NOT posting my thoughts on the latest furor to hit Romancelandia but lucky for you I am abstaining. You can thank me by sending caramels ๐Ÿ˜‰ or mint M&Ms. I’m meh about mint, but Gizmo Guy loves ’em and it would be cool […]

La La La … and a NaNo Update

Another InkyGirl comic for you – in this one I see Ed as being my internal editor. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The one thing with NaNo is you’re not supposed to edit, you’re supposed to just keep moving forward. I think that’s useful for someone who has never finished writing a novel before, […]

NaNo Week 1 Report

I had a face/palm moment yesterday when I was going through my emails yesterday. I’d missed my friend Sue’s birthday two days ago. Sue’s the one who convinced me to get serious about my writing. Who nudged me and bugged me to “get back up on the horse” when I […]

Happy Birthday Sue

Yesterday’s NaNoWriMo daily count? 4092 words for a cumulative total of almost 13K. Woot! Yup, four days in and I’m a quarter the way to NaNo’s goal of 50K (although I figure the story will be around 70K by the time it’s done.)  I’ll be one happy camper if I […]

NaNo check in for Wednesday

instead all I’m smelling right now is burnt out brain cells… I just love Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s Inkygirl comics. What’s even better? She’s Canadian – from Toronto! Daily NaNo Wordcount Report Anyway, on to my NaNo report. I made it through the first day with a wordcount of 2074. Woot. […]

I love the smell of burning leaves …

Those of you who aren’t writers may see a lot of authors talking about NaNo or NaNoWriMo for the next month. November is National Novel Writing Month. It’s a challenge to write an entire novel in the month – or to be technically correct, to write 50,000 words in a […]

NaNo, NaNo, part deux

Yes, I think I was channeling Mork from Mork and Mindy. (Wow, now there’s a dated reference!) Good thing I can type this instead of having to say it – my mouth is still partially frozen from the second half of a root canal. I was in the dentist’s chair […]

NaNo, NaNo!