08

Aug

On having a people job and not being a people person

On having a people job and not being a people person

I’m not a people person. Never have been, never will be. Yes, believe me, I realize fully the irony of a not-people-person being a nanny, where being friendly, happy, and open and not having a short temper with toy-size human beings are qualifications number one and two. That said, I’m still not a people person. I have some really good friends, but I can also count them on one hand. The other,…

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06

Aug

And so it begins…

And so it begins…

… One of those days where there’s nothing remarkable to write about. Not that I did nothing; I had a lovely day of nannying a playdate and then a trip to the pool with another family. My “long-term happiness” goal was met with a get-together outing with a newer friend I hadn’t seen in a while that culminated in seeing the second “How to Train Your Dragon” movie (which was just as good as the…

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04

Aug

A Day in the Life: Of Shock Training, Craigslist, Hobbits, and Happiness

A Day in the Life: Of Shock Training, Craigslist, Hobbits, and Happiness

Despite my weekday morning ritual of self-loathing, today was okay. (more…)

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25

Oct

heyitspj:

An author who writes in a racist character to his story is not racist.

An author who writes in an offensive character to his story is not offensive.

An author is not his characters.

Thank you.

Usually it’s to make a social justice statement based in fiction, FYI.

YEAH WRITE!: 10 NaNoWriMo Tips

writingbox:

  1. Get as far ahead of the daily target as you can in week 1 while you’re running on adrenaline. Week 2 is tough, and having a good margin will help you enormously.
  2. Turn off the television. If you think you can write in front of the tv you are just kidding yourself.
  3. Treat…

24

Oct

Word and page count update for the day. :-)

Word and page count update for the day. :-)

Kamikaze Write or Die, without actually using Write or Die

Today I had the unusual experience of losing word count despite getting almost 1200 words down. This comes from, of course, simultaneously editing and writing. As someone who likes to track progress, it was a bit disconcerting. Does anybody else do random full draft editing sessions between draft writing?