Life, Teaching Writing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing

“NaNoWriffic” May Have Been An Exaggeration

Now that December's halfway over, I suppose I can take a minute to stop chasing down students for missing homework (all this teacher wants for Christmas is a nice, tidy gradebook!) and give an update on my November Nanowrimo goals. Update may not be the best word—it's more of a confession. For those who are… Continue reading “NaNoWriffic” May Have Been An Exaggeration

Short Fiction, Teaching, Teaching Writing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing

A NaNoWriffic November’s Ahead

November's lurking just around the corner, cracking its knuckles and waiting to pounce. A little melodramatic? Maybe. But I can't help viewing the turning of the calendar page with some trepidation. Between school and home, September and October have gone by in a whirlwind— momming and teaching and correcting and cooking and driving and writing… Continue reading A NaNoWriffic November’s Ahead

Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Inspiration

NaNoWriMo 2019: Wins, Losses, and a Silly Costume Picture

I blinked, and November was over. I blinked again, and the first week of December was almost gone, which is why, after missing Wednesday completely, I am drafting this post at 11:00 pm on a Thursday night. When did time start to move so quickly? Well, to put a positive spin on it, I'll just… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2019: Wins, Losses, and a Silly Costume Picture

Life, Publishing, Teaching Writing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life, Writing, Writing Inspiration

November’s “NaNoWriMo” Challenge, and Why I’m Likely Going to be Wearing a Silly Costume in December

It's November, and that means it's time for NaNoWriMo! This tongue-twisting acronym stands for "National Novel Writing Month." Every November, authors around the world challenge themselves to complete a novel (or at least 50,000 words of one!) in 30 days. This is my second year participating in the challenge, because naturally, with a new, extra-busy… Continue reading November’s “NaNoWriMo” Challenge, and Why I’m Likely Going to be Wearing a Silly Costume in December

Books, Publishing, Teaching Writing, Uncategorized, Writer's Life

Venturing Into Self-Publishing

It was one thing to consider different publishing options and decide that self-publishing seemed like the best fit for my writing life. It’s another to move past considering into doing. The first stages of prepping my novel for its debut haven’t been too bad, largely because I’m fortunate enough to have some excellent people helping… Continue reading Venturing Into Self-Publishing