Monthly Archives: November 2018

50,000 words

Holy crap, I did it!!! I’m sleep deprived and my house is a mess, but I made it to just over 50,000 words in 30 days, with about 45 minutes to spare. Phew, I feel so much better about my … Continue reading

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Field research

41,000 words and three days left to finish. Quality had taken a nosedive, and plot quickly devolved into sex scenes – I’ve read so many romance novels and done a lot of field research, so I can crank those kinds … Continue reading

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34,000 words

Sleep dep has begun. This year it’s on. What a gift to have the open space and time to actually write, and let’s be honest, deadlines and a tangible finish date; that works well to keep motivation high. There are plot gaps, … Continue reading

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Drugs of choice

There’s a long tradition of artists and authors on drugs and I kind of wish that tradition worked for me, but nope, clearly it doesn’t. All those years of using pharmaceuticals, cannabis, cigarettes, alcohol, sugar overload, and finally now none … Continue reading

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Not just the naughty kind

I know better than to ever ask, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think about it. Much more often than I want to admit. Memories still haunt me, still make me cringe with pain and regret. Knowing that one chance … Continue reading

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The Tempest

Unexpectedly, one of my favorite paintings right now is J.W.Waterhouse’s “Miranda – The Tempest.” Google it, I’ll wait — yeah, it’s good, right? I love the lush colors, and the imagery is stunning. Waterhouse is mostly too melodramatic and maudlin … Continue reading

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Meet me halfway

25,085 words and I’m behind on the word count but still halfway there; NaNoWriMo 2018 is kicking my ass in the best possible way. What a glorious distraction from the tragedies and heartbreak of everyday life, and from the blood, … Continue reading

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Insert. thrust. repeat

She kissed me in the sweetest way; I was caught completely off guard. Wishing I could kiss her back like I know she wanted and needed. Having sex with a woman is such a different experience. Men often want to … Continue reading

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Ummm…

Caution, healthcare story ahead: The patient had a colostomy bag that was packed so full that at first glance it looked like a loaf of bread. It’s no surprise that it exploded out of the top. The smell was no … Continue reading

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Pumpkin lentil soup

The glorious gourd, and honestly, don’t you love eating food that’s orange? I feel like it triggers my brain with a little burst of happy chemicals. Today I will be making a pumpkin lentil soup, and wahoooo we’ll see how … Continue reading

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