Notes On My First Attempt at NaNoWriMo: Writing a Novel in 30 Days

It has been five days since I reached the goal of writing 50,000 words, a draft of a novel, in a single month. I wrote, to be precise (sort of), 50,139 words during the month of November, and according to my goal tracking page on Novelpad (an online novel writing application I discovered through theContinue reading “Notes On My First Attempt at NaNoWriMo: Writing a Novel in 30 Days”

#355: Ophelia Was Really On To Something

  There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember. And there is pansies, that’s for thoughts. There’s fennel for you, and columbines. There’s rue for you, and here’s some for me. We may call it herb-grace o’Sundays. O, you must wear your rue with a difference. There’s a daisy. I would give you someContinue reading “#355: Ophelia Was Really On To Something”

#323: Good or Bad?

(a villanelle on a stolen line from Hamlet) Nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so, says Hamlet, and I tend to think he’s right, but bad weather and evil persist, you know. There could possibly be another show that proves it’s all subjective, right? Nothing either good or bad but thinking makesContinue reading “#323: Good or Bad?”

#260: On Fortuitousness

“There is special providence in the fall of a sparrow.”–Hamlet That broken tree branch swinging in strong wind, caught by the branches of another tree ready and cocked for catapult toward the truck in the driveway, finally let loose and fell. It missed the truck by just a few short feet. But a duck was hitContinue reading “#260: On Fortuitousness”