I wrote the following for a class I took a few years ago. It’s a bit rough and still unedited, but I’m posting it here because (a) it’s been a while, and (b) it goes hand-in-hand with the upcoming March edition of the Yet-to-be-Named Newsletter for the Chico Writers Group.
I learned to tie a new type of knot today.
I was fascinated by it. The straight line of one part of the cord. The rounded, looping curve of the other half and how it wound around the straight side as if hugging it. Continue reading
2009 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is over, 65,229 words later. Yes, it wasn’t the full out 90K words I intended on reaching (what the hell was I thinking), but at least it’s a good start. Continue reading
Each year I participate in National Novel Writing Month. And each year I donate to the Office of Letters and Light, the non-profit agency affiliated with NaNoWriMo. The money goes to supporting literary programs, libraries, and young writer programs worldwide. This year has been exceptionally tough for us. I wasn’t able to contribute as much as I normally do. But this year we have the option of asking for sponsors.
Today, Tuesday, November 24, 2009 there is a special 24-hour fundraising event. If you have a buck or ten you can toss into the coffer to help raise money for these wonderful programs, I’d be especially grateful. And if you do it within the 24-hour period via my sponsorship page (https://www.gifttool.com/athon/SponsorAParticipant?ID=1891&AID=777&PID=109076) I’ll write you in as a character in my current novel, iRON-ic Suicides, which is a dark comedy (and yes, I’ll be nice and not transform you into a writing pin-cushion). To watch my progress and learn more about this year’s novel, check out my NaNo page at: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/21182.
Next up: A site and blog revamp! Look for it soon (but not before the end of NaNoWriMo, foo’!)