Novelling Can Help Only So Much With PTSD

Writing is good for me. Writing a novel during NaNoWriMo is exciting and takes me out of the reality of my PTSD and brain injury. But writing can only do so much. And when reality intrudes in the form of a requested conversation with one’s insurance broker, the heart can go a little wonky. I […]

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NaNoWriMo 2014: Chapter 2 on Twitter

So far, my Twitter experiment is working out. I write my chapter; go rest, eat, drink; think over whether I should tweet out a few excerpts through my own account; decide yeah, extra work but good for the readers; type out my tweets and my characters tweets into a separate document; think them over: did […]

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NaNoWriMo 2014 Begins . . . on Twitter

I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to participate in National Novel Writing Month, which I have since 2009, this year. The thought was disturbing. But my muse came to the rescue. It said: locate a novel on Twitter. Make it a mystery. You figure out the rest. Well, I did. And though […]

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NaNoWriMo 2013

I didn’t think I would do it this year. The novel I had in mind, I couldn’t get researched in time. I had trouble even with desiring to write anything, and I worried that by the time November 1st came around, I’d have some motivation back but nothing to write. And so I, unusually for […]

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Aban’s Accension on Wattpad

Accension, not ascension. Yes, I know how to spell! Accension: The action of kindling or the state of being kindled. (From The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary) It is related to the verb “accend.” This is an old word, but it completely describes what is happening in this the second novel I wrote […]

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BiblioCrunch and Twitter

When having trouble with a company, go to Twitter. So it was with BiblioCrunch when I had a tiny problem: no response to my support request email within the 24-hour window they had promised on their site. I tweeted my plaint and expected nada, for it was on Saturday, usually when all but the largest […]

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NaNoWriMo 2012

It was an awesome, draining NaNoWriMo month of writing, studying, reading, and barely any time for posting. Once again, I used my Google+ profile to post on my novel-writing progress during National Novel Writing Month 2012, which for the first time ever did not follow an even course. For your eye-bugging-out pleasure to find out […]

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