A Little Blog Redecoration

Sometimes I scroll through the Themes on WordPress and try them out.  I look at the freebies, quite lovely ones actually, as well as the Premium ones.  While the Premium ones look sleek if I don't write quite so often on this thing, then it's money down the drain.  The change in Theme signals a …

Hold Fast

Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.”   Langston Hughes Final word count NaNoWriMo 2013:  25,514 While people shout out from the roof tops, in this case blogs and Tumblrs, they made it to the 50K mark, I wanted to be one of the people to …

NaNo Update: I Am On Track, Off Track, and Sometimes In Between

I attended my first 'Write In' last week.  It's an official, once-a-week, gathering of NaNo participants in one place.  In this case it's the downtown library with nothing but the sound of tapping laptop keys.  Since the downtown branch is the downtown branch, we did hear some rowdiness. The group knew I worked as a …

And We’re Off!

5029 words.  Don't ask me if it makes any sense.  The moment I try to make sense, the inner critic comes out and I can't have it just yet.  That will happen in the revision phase if I let this novel get to it.  I may scavenge it for parts.  I went to the nearest …

NaNo Gear Up

On Saturday, October 19th,  I attended the kick off event for National Novel Writing Month.  While I participated in the event since 2008, that weekend marked the first time I attended a kick off event.  From newbies to those with a few 'wins' under their belt, we heard from our Municipal Liaisons (MLs in NaNo parlance) …

The Curiosity Business

Today marks Library Support Workers day in Canada.  For those who don't know, it's the third Friday of October usually marked by well-wishes in the library.  (Hopefully, also marked by food as it always goes well with said well wishes.)  For those in need of something official, have a look at CLA President Pilar Martinez's proclamation …

We Interupt This Midweek Geekiness to Bring You…a Book Launch Recap

I had a piece on Tumblr half ready for posting, but yesterday proved too good to pass up.  Chadwick Ginther had his book launch for Tombstone Blues, the sequel to the Aurora Award-nominated novel Thunder Road.  McNally Robinson once again hosted the event, and once again it was well attended.  While friends and family sat …