Category Archives: haiku

Snow Dogs and Hot Tea

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I’m starting snow day two with a steaming cup of hot tea and sourdough toast. I stayed at my mom and dad’s and got snowed in with them. Their black lab, Lilly is thoroughly enjoying all the snow. The drifts are almost as big as she is, but that hasn’t slowed her down one bit!

I was planning on working at the bookstore today, but it’s still too bad. I’ll work on web stuff at home and help my mom bake oatmeal cookies. And I need to work on outlining for nanowrimo. I decided what I’m going to do, but I want to do some character sketches and an outline before I start writing on Sunday. I’m on the fence about POV for this story. I envision it as a series and I was heading in the multiple POV direction, but now I’m not so sure. I love the immediacy and intimacy of multiple POV’s, but I don’t want to lose the reader either. Third person omni might be a better option. I’m not sure.

50,000 words in a month feels crazy, but it is really helpful for me to get that first draft out fast. It helps my internal editor to have a deadline to work with too. I’ve tried Nanowrimo twice and didn’t finish, but it’s never a loss. I still had almost 25,000 into a new story.

Actually time

For breakfast today

Eggs and hot tea, yum!

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Snowy Sunday Evening

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Today has been a good day. I worked on writing, skyped with Lisa and Sam, did my laundry, ate mac and cheese and did a dress run for my Halloween makeup. It was grey and cold today in Denver, but I didn’t mind. I wore a comfy sweater and curled up with a fuzzy blanket while I wrote so my feet would stay warm.

I’m feeling better and that is nice as well. Not coughing as much and now I sound like Kathleen Turner instead of Marge Simpson. My undead makeup looks pretty awesome with my new red hair, I’m excited to take it out on the town next weekend for Halloween.

I’m still trying to decide what to write for Nanowrimo. I better make a decision soon!

Haiku of the day:

My feet are so cold

Definitely slipper time

Some hot cocoa too

New look and Nanowrimo

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I’m a redhead! Kind of, my hair is now a deep auburn and I love, love, love it! I had been toying with the idea for about a year and yesterday I made the leap. It took my parents by surprise, my hair has never been so dark. I really like it and I feel very sassy and fun. It’s always good to change things up. Except, I don’t look anything like my headshot now…oh well.

I also decided that I’m going to do Nanowrimo again this year (National Novel Writing Month). It starts on November 1st and I have no idea what I’m going to write! I have a handful of new novel ideas and this might be the best way to knock out that first draft.

If you haven’t heard about Nanowrimo, check it out here www.nannowriomo.org!

I’ve also decided that I want to write poetry again, daily if I can. I’m still working on developing a writing practice, like daily meditation. I’ve never done much haiku, so I think I’m going to give that a try.

When my seasons changed

Fall swallowed summer again

Mirror different