Archive for November, 2011

nano update | no. 2, or, in which i explain the lack of previous nano updates

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Here I am at the end of November, reminding myself how far I’ve come in Nano-Noveling Land and looking forward to sauntering into December, into moments free of guilt for doing something other than trying to write. As I should have counted on, the month of November was not the writer’s retreat I had planned [...]

a is for apple pie

Monday, November 28th, 2011

One of our storytimes at the library called for an apple pie prop… so I decided to make one out of felt, inspired by this etsy one. Keeping the pieces separate lets kiddos see the baking process from start to finish, or from pie pan to apple slice garnish. Goes great with these books and [...]

fantastic fox in felt

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Meet Fantastic Mr. Felt Fox, apparently a close cousin of Stupendous Mr. Squirrel. : )

savoring the story

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Last night, my family’s church plant project gathered together for our last service. After 7 years in total, it’s time to close this chapter and begin a new one. The final celebration was the perfect end note. My husband leading worship alongside his mom and brother and friends, our church family filling the seats with [...]

nano update | no. 1

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

…Remember, above all else, that your novel is not a self-improvement campaign. Your novel is a spastic, jubilant hoe-down set to your favorite music, a thirty-day visit to a candy store where everything is free and nothing is fattening. When thinking about possible inclusions for your novel, always grab the guilty pleasures over the bran [...]

NaNoWriMo: let the wild rumpus start!

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month 2011 30 days and nights of literary abandon 50,000 words one epic story (hopefully : ) “Let the wild rumpus start!” Nano in 3…2…1…go.

hallow’s eve and the eves before

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Well, I didn’t quite have the right hair for Hermione, but I did have a Ron Weasley, so it was a happy Hogwarts Halloween after all. This year, I decided to extend my love for all things pumpkin beyond just the carving…(which, btw, I will carve small, thick pumpkins NEVERMORE, to quoth the raven). I [...]