Our Stories Are Like Socks…

Socks have come up a lot recently. I think it’s because the weather’s gotten cooler—and colder still. So I’m trying to up my sock game. I’ve had a couple of unsuccessful shopping trips on a quest for new socks. There are so many kinds out there. Striped, argyle, conservative, fun, boot-length, no-show, and anything in between. YouContinue reading “Our Stories Are Like Socks…”

The Bachelorette Blogger, a Story, Chapter 9: The Final Chapter: Full Disclosure

Chapter 9: The Final Chapter: Full Disclosure There’s so much that Zoe needs to tell Trevor, all of the things that went through her head during the ten-mile race.  But first, she starts with, “I didn’t think you were going to make the race. And if you did, I thought you’d be helping out atContinue reading “The Bachelorette Blogger, a Story, Chapter 9: The Final Chapter: Full Disclosure”

NaNoWriMo, Cheating, Losing, and Winning

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) was an odd experience for me this year. I’ll cut to the chase and tell you that I didn’t meet the “winner” requirements. I didn’t make 50,000 words for the month. I finished at 37,154. How would one even write out that number? Thirty-seven thousand, one hundred and fifty-four? Such aContinue reading “NaNoWriMo, Cheating, Losing, and Winning”

The Bachelorette Blogger, a Story, Chapter 8: Collision

Chapter 8: Collision The ten-mile race doesn’t start for another fifteen minutes. Zoe maneuvers her way through the group of participants and spectators, glancing at the faces, hoping to see a familiar one. Trevor.  “Need help?” asks a lady with a bright green volunteer shirt. Zoe responds, “I’m looking for a volunteer named Trevor Dobbs.Continue reading “The Bachelorette Blogger, a Story, Chapter 8: Collision”

The Bachelorette Blogger, a Story, Chapter 7: The Knot

Chapter 7: The Knot Zoe took care in choosing her running clothes today. She put on a baseball cap and doubled-up her shirts. Trevor is meeting her, and she wants to look more appealing than a sweat balloon. Zoe shouldn’t care what Trevor thinks, but she does. She wants him to find her attractive. And sheContinue reading “The Bachelorette Blogger, a Story, Chapter 7: The Knot”

6 NaNoWriMo Tips for Vacation, Thanksgiving

Do you know that “All Is Lost” moment in a novel? It usually happens at the end of Act Two. I feel like that’s where I’m at with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Why? Because I went to San Diego for vacation. And my word count status for NaNoWriMo has plummeted. For me and myContinue reading “6 NaNoWriMo Tips for Vacation, Thanksgiving”

The Bachelorette Blogger, a Story, Chapter 6: Got It Bad

Chapter 6: Got It Bad So this is it. Zoe’s dating blog, The Bachelorette Blogger. It took some time for Trevor to find it. But he was determined, ever since he saw Zoe running on the trail a few days ago.  Scrolling through the posts on her site, he notices that Zoe’s name isn’t anywhere. HeContinue reading “The Bachelorette Blogger, a Story, Chapter 6: Got It Bad”

NaNoWriMo Week One, Moving Forward

Here’s how the first week of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) went for me, a short recap in a few sentences and pictures. On the first day of NaNoWriMo, things started off great. I completed more than 300 words over the recommended daily word count. Days two and three weren’t as promising. I completed slightlyContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Week One, Moving Forward”

The Bachelorette Blogger, a Story, Chapter 5: I Run. Sometimes.

Chapter 5: I Run. Sometimes. Zoe loves jogging on the trail. Not only does she exercise, she thinks about all kinds of stuff, including her blog. And if she’s thinking about her blog, there’s probably a date or a guy that’s on her mind, too. And today, that guy is Trevor. She’s thought about him everyContinue reading “The Bachelorette Blogger, a Story, Chapter 5: I Run. Sometimes.”

NaNoWriMo, Day One…Again

It’s November 1, the first day of National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a. NaNoWriMo, a.k.a., NaNo. Still don’t know what it is? Here’s the skinny. Starting November 1, “participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.” — National Novel Writing Month So I signed up. I’m oneContinue reading “NaNoWriMo, Day One…Again”