Two years ago, I wrote a blog post on Halloween night discussing whether I should take part in NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. I did do NaNo that year and "won," meaning I wrote 50,000 words in the month of November. That first draft sucked. But for the next year and a half I worked … Continue reading Juggling November
So many people say they want to write or create, but can't get started. Some start, but then can't finish. Recently, I had a conversation with an aspiring writer friend about her struggles to get started. I got the impression that she thought writing was easy for me or that I had some special powers. … Continue reading When the Bottom Beckons
For those of you who don't know, I was recently "restructured" out of a job. Remember my lovely job in downtown Trenton? (I posted about Trenton here and here). Well, it is no more. On one hand, this is not terrible. I wasn't thrilled with the job anyway and financially and emotionally, it made sense … Continue reading On Time and More of It
Did anybody read this article from CNN last week: “Big asteroid buzzes past Earth and will again”? Apparently, while our own NASA was shutdown thanks to Congress, Ukranian astronomers discovered an asteroid which they named “2013 TV135. Called “one of the most dangerous asteroids on record,” this big guy “zipped close by Earth last month.” … Continue reading Asteroids and Space Junk: The Countdown Begins!
Hi Everyone! I've been off of work since last Thursday and it just dawned on me that I haven't posted yet this week. We've been dealing with back-to-school for all three of my boys (my husband is a teacher), who of course are in three different school districts and have three different schedules. That I … Continue reading Things That Make You Go Hmmm . . . . Trenton Style, Part II
The Daily Post's Daily Prompt today is "Smell You Later." You can see the post here. The prompt is: Humans have very strong scent memory. Tell us about a smell that transports you. This one came to me easily. The smell of Biolage shampoo transports me to the summer of 1990. I didn't realize that … Continue reading A Quick Post on the Daily Prompt
Trenton, New Jersey! The New Jersey state capital. I get to work there and it never ceases to amaze me. First, the people. My biggest complaint about the People of Trenton is that they don't know to "cross on green." It would really help traffic patterns and us out-of-town road-ragers if they'd just follow this … Continue reading Things That Make You Go Hmmm…. Trenton Style