Down with the Sickness: In Which I Succumb to the Various Illnesses Circulating Throughout My Home and Workplace for the Last Month

Despite my best efforts to build and reinforce bulwarks against the season's various illnesses perpetually floating about, I managed to get sick this weekend. I'm hoping whatever this is--fingers crossed that its just a common cold--runs its course quickly. I'm doing my damnedest to show it the door with a steady combination of water, echninacea, …

Weekly Writing Goals

Basement Missive From the Frozen North: I estimated that I need at least 17,000 words in the month of January to get somewhere near the end of this draft of the novel, though based on where the story's moving this week, it will probably be slightly higher. To reach this goal, I determined I need …

A New Year’s Basement Missive: January Goals and Stewardship

Happy New Year and Huzzah! I’m writing this at the tail end of New Year’s Day, hunkered down in my basement. Outside, temperatures continue to fluctuate somewhere between zero and -20. Thankful for a functioning furnace, wool socks, and a splash of scotch in hot honey-lemon water. Last day of winter break, and I’d be …