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My Own Ruler for Measuring Success

If you do a bit of googling (which you’re probably doing anyway), I’m sure you will find plenty of articles about success. It might be tips for how to succeed, stories of how someone else already did, or inspiring tidbits for those who aren’t feeling motivated. 385 more words


NaNoWriMo 2015

Last year I wrote in my journal about how I didn’t know that I benefited any from doing NaNoWriMo anymore.  I said that I was writing almost every day anyway and that I was breaking from the actual novel I was working on (WTF one was that??) to write something not related.  358 more words


In Gratitude...#Nanowrimo completed: 23 days, a novel

Seems befitting that on this weekend of gratitude, I conclude this huge though not impossible endeavor with the following:

While reintegrating to my life by inches, loving the smallest favors first like the grip of a long handled toothbrush or the pleasure of a private shit and shower, my own bed with more than two inches of mattress and a box spring in the quiet of my home, ragged as it was and is, snuggled inside the lefthand loop of a cul de sac; then appreciating bigger things like the love of a family that has been loving me–hard–more than I let myself feel, all this time. 172 more words


Fabric of the Universe

One late afternoon in my Florida childhood, another lightning storm rolled in. A wall of rain moved steadily over the lake towards our house. I love the change in the air and the smell. 312 more words


Home For The Unwanted: Chapter 27

Hello once again. The time has come. The time is near. The ending is here. The characters will get their last laughs and screams. This chapter is something else, especially near the end. 3,040 more words


NaNoWriMo Day 28

Need some inspiration? Use this prompt to help propel your story!

Write a scene, section, or a chapter that includes these words: “sham, oxter, augment, endeavor, scapegoat”. 6 more words