If you’ve come to Whisks & Words during the month of November, first of all, hello! Welcome! I’m taking the month of November to participate in NaNoWriMo, and since I intend to be writing furiously each and every day, I won’t be updating the blog this month. I’ll be back in December with updates, a… More Taking a Break for NaNoWriMo…
Well, this was the month I dreaded. I had been putting off my challenge to read a horror book all year. Some people really enjoy their fear response. They’re the ones who look forward to whatever slasher-demon possession-gratuitous death spree of a movie comes out in any given month. I do not. I find it… More My Reading Month: October 2015
I blogged a few months ago about my goal for finishing my book. After a few years of writing, completing a few drafts, learning from them, starting over again, it’s time. And so I set myself a goal of January 1. And then I revised it to January 31. And now…. y’all, it’s looking grim.… More My First NaNoWriMo
Well, I planned to write a series of thoughtful blog posts to lead up to this weekend’s Write-a-thon. And then I looked at the calendar, and a week and a half had passed, and I was like, well, damn. So that’s not happening. But the truth is, we’re days away from hunkering down for a… More Your Write-a-thon: Tips for Crushing It
When I wrote about my September Write-a-thon, I was so happy with the response I got. Other bloggers, old friends (and fellow writers), all seized on the hint I dropped in my post: they offered to write along with me on the next one. And that made me think: WHY DON’T WE ALL WRITE TOGETHER… More Let’s All Do a Write-a-Thon, Okay?
The problem with giving yourself a reading challenge for the year is that, come fall, you have a horrible moment of realization that you’re running behind. My Goodreads app does not tell me how many books behind I am, but the website does (thank you), and so last month I realized I was lagging behind.… More My Reading Month: September 2015
When I was in MFA school, a binge-writing session happened so regularly, and with such little fanfare, that to even call it a “session” seemed wrong. It seemed we were always in some cycle of binge-writing, papers or stories or poems, whatever. But in the post-MFA life, things are very different. Yes, I write regularly… More A Write-a-thon