Archive for November, 2012


Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

–in the spirit of Thanksgiving, an excerpt from my NaNoWriMo novel, WHAT WE WOULD BE: “The meal is fairly painless, and the food fairly satisfying. Aunt Gwen made some mean casserole thing, and Mom is pleased that Remi’s eating the seven-layer salad, once she’s adequately removed three layers. Phillip inhales some of everything. When he [...]

nanosnack, third helping

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

–from the nano-files: Getting ready in the morning is the worst part of my day. I’ve never been a morning person, but as I finally do roll out of bed, it feels as though I’m taking with me all of the burdens that have amassed subconsciously in those sleeping hours. They collect in the folds [...]

nanosnack, back-for-seconds

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

–another nano-clip for you: Paul leans forward. “If the Alpha Librarian is the White Witch of Library Narnia, then we’re those damn beavers just trying to live.” I suppress laughter. “Wow. Sounds intense.” “That’s why we limit our time Upstairs. We always get that even-the-shelves-are-spies kind of feeling.” “I see.” “I think her name might [...]


Thursday, November 15th, 2012

–here’s a small bit from the beginnings of my NaNoWriMo novel, WHAT WE WOULD BE: I swear my parents injected acrylic into my veins as an infant—or at least intentionally let the fumes get to me.  In kindergarten, I was the emo child who refused to participate in the class art project of making paper [...]

nanowrimo for real

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

I know. It’s been awhile. See, my excuse is that when I moved into a new house, I thought about also moving into a new space in the blogoverse. Which I am still considering, actually, but this will be a gradual process if and when it occurs. In the meantime, I’ll try not to let [...]