Camp NaNo day 30: The Last Day

Camp NaNoWriMo word count: over 45,000 as I type this before 7am, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 So. I complete my month of furious (not angry, just driven and desperate) writing, and I outstripped my original simpler goal of ten thousand words. I have journaled and written essays and book reviews and worked on stories and revised a [...]

Camp NaNo day 29

Camp NaNoWriMo word count: 43,032 by early Monday morning, 29 April 2019 The light was coming as I typed on Sunday, early-early. Food52 is promoting a new cookbook that recommends buying small and often, using everything up as you go along, and yes! that is what I have been trying to do lately. Most of the Food52 [...]

Camp NaNo day 27

Camp NaNoWriMo word count: 41,478 by Saturday morning, 27 April 2019  One thing: I could go the rest of my life without yet another version of Les Miserables. I never liked that story to begin with.  And second, watching Shields and Brooks on PBS Friday evening, I am reminded that I would prefer not to  have to [...]

Camp NaNo day 22: EARTH DAY

Camp NaNoWriMo word count: 35,655 before 7am on Monday, 22 April 2019 EMD word count: 70,007. My novel's word count has gone backwards in a dramatic way. Though I did add a sentence or two, I have butchered out an entire chapter, and now I fear it’s too short. I think only famous people are allowed to [...]

To Theodore

To Theodore George Marion McClellan, 1860 Such are the little memories of you; They come and go, return and lie apart From all main things of life; yet more than they, With noiseless feet, they come and grip the heart. Gay laughter leading quick and stormy tears, Then smiles again and pulse of flying feet, [...]