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NaNo Prep

NaNo Prep: What exactly is NaNo?

You might be a seasoned NaNo participant. (Yay! So am I!) But some of you might be confused by all these references to NaNo. I’m here to clear up the confusion. NaNo is short for NaNoWriMo, which is short for National Novel Writing Month. It’s kind of an international phenomenon at this point, but it …


Let’s start over, shall we? [an update and what’s to come]

I’m not really starting over. Not really. Okay, maybe I’m just trying to convince myself because I kind of made a scary move. I declared a niche.   Okay, some of you, especially you authors, are thinking So what? I declared one when I first started writing! But, dear reader, this is a big deal …


Your Idea: A Birth Story

The idea for this post came to me while I was in a Valerian root/chamomile tea-induced slumber, and I was half-awake. I wrote the entirety of it in my Idea & Inspiration notebook while snuggling and nursing my toddler, so this could either be totally brilliant or absolutely ridiculous. [Let’s justĀ go with brilliant, though.] It’s …