Things I have learned about Thanksgiving, Shopping and NaNoWriMo.

Things I have learned in the last two days. First: I am SOOO glad I finished my Novel for NaNoWriMo before Thanksgiving! Second: If you are not finished with your NaNoNovel before Thanksgiving, you will most likely have to chose between writing and shopping. It is incredibly hard to do both. I had planned to … More Things I have learned about Thanksgiving, Shopping and NaNoWriMo.

Reminded of my youth. Who else misses the classics?

Who remembers those old Looney Tunes cartoons? This afternoon, my kids discovered a collection of Looney Tunes on DVD I bought years ago. At the time, they had no interest in them but for some reason, this afternoon, they did. They probably watched every single one of them at least twice and I haven’t heard … More Reminded of my youth. Who else misses the classics?

The existential dilemma of whether or not to follow your characters wherever they might lead.

What is the dilemma you ask. The dilemma is this: Do you follow where you characters lead or are you determined to keep the story on the course you’ve already determined for it? This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. As I have written my story, it has taken quite a few … More The existential dilemma of whether or not to follow your characters wherever they might lead.