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NaNoWriMo update: Conflicted - work in progress

I didn’t win this year’s National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, meaning I didn’t complete 50,000 new words for a story. However, I did do exactly what I set out to do. 235 more words



I’ve been working on a history of the steam tugs Baltimore for several years now. It’s been rough sledding in many ways. I’m still working at it, but presently I’ve taken the book manuscript apart, and I’m trying to compress the book into an article to submit to a historical journal. 195 more words


It's NaNoWriMo Time again!

November is National Novel Writing Month = NaNoWriMo

I won (wrote 50,000+ words in the month) in 2013, 2014, 2015 and took 2016 off.

So this year is the fourth year I’ve participated and I’ve chosen what I think is a terrific project. 191 more words



It’s been ages. Between depression (finally got that stable thanks to the doctor), a sudden move (much more room but a ton of stress), and then Hurricane Harvey (Woo second floor apartment and perfect contentment to be stuck inside!) the urge to craft just hasn’t been around. 472 more words


Back to School

Writing Prompt from Poets and Writers Magazine: Back to School

Ms. Taplick took a breath and straightened her back, bringing herself to her full five-foot three-inch stature. 599 more words


Saltwater Saves

Saltwater Savior

It was the bird that saved her. The bird whose entire head was inside the little one’s mouth. The bird whose scrawny feet were just barely twitching as the little one suckled in apparent ecstasy. 448 more words


Co-Writing: the Early Days

As a part of an exercise with my writing group, I am co-writing a novella. My partner is amazing, by the way. A published author ( 270 more words