The Fourth NaNo 2020 Progress Report (A Breakthrough!)

This NaNo was a near thing, or rather, my participation was this year. I haven’t missed a single year since I started, but it’s been getting rough. I failed to complete my 50k for the first time two years ago, … Continue reading

The Third NaNo 2020 Progress Report (Still Learning Things)

As of Thursday 11/12: I’m making this note to myself on Thursday 11/12, but I’m hoping there will be more good days than bad going forward. If you followed my NaNo posts last year (or two years ago?), I discovered … Continue reading

Rebelling Against National Novel Writing Month…Again

When I reviewed my National Novel Writing Month (NaNo) posts from last year, I had to laugh. The description, especially at the end of the month, is what I decided to do this year. The only difference is in making … Continue reading

Post-NaNo 2019 Ruminations

This year has been rough, and I know I’m not the only one to feel that way. By the time NaNoWriMo (NaNo) rolled around, I had broken pretty much every pattern I used to keep moving forward and was a … Continue reading

Making NaNo Work Around My Disability in 2019

I normally spend the month of November talking about NaNoWriMo or (inter)National Novel Writing Month (NaNo for short), and I may write about it a little or a lot. This year, we’re in the final week–rather the final days–and I … Continue reading

To Wish on a Love Knot Appears in the Migration Anthology from Queer Sci Fi + Giveaway

Other Worlds Ink | Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | QueeRomance Ink | Goodreads I don’t write many flash stories, and 300 words is even shorter than most flash (which are up to 1,000 words). Imagine … Continue reading

BayCon 2019 Con Report, Part 2 – Behind My Scenes

To see the traditional report for 2019, go here. This year’s BayCon was a strange one for me, and my expanded con report below reflects this, which is why I’m prefacing it with why. There is some duplication where my … Continue reading

BayCon 2019 Con Report (Part 1)

I started this post once already, but it was more about figuring out how to enjoy BayCon despite my limitations, a worthy topic in breaking down the invisibility aspects of disability, but not quite a con report. So, I’ll finish … Continue reading

The Post-NaNo 2018 Report (Some Thoughts on Challenges)

I’d love to tell you a miracle happened and I somehow managed to cross the 50k line and keep my streak going. It shouldn’t be a surprise it didn’t. There is some value, however, in letting this trend go. When … Continue reading

The Fourth NaNo 2018 Progress Report (Pulling Victory from the Ashes with Short Excerpts)

Last week, I clung to the delusion of possibility like a raft in a vast ocean. This week, with four days remaining, I have conceded the battle. Even with the almost 7,500 words of my journal, I’m nowhere near the … Continue reading