Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How did camp creep up again?

sweet kitty pic apropos of nothing
I love/hate doing NaNoWriMo. Camp NaNo is less stressful as participants set their own word limits. Cranking out 50K during November tends to be too much pressure. Undeniably, I enjoy being part of the online community undertaking such huge projects. The camaraderie is fun. Watching NaNo Sprints via Twitter is intriguing - witnessing all the productivity when I could be sprinting myself has a somewhat self-defeating purpose. But I just can't seem to hang.

So I'm riding the fence about starting again tomorrow. My last Camp NaNo project sits listless on the back burner. It isn't even simmering, not even tepid, just cold and congealed. The project before that one is what I need to finish. It is simply stuck in the purgatory of revision. I've fallen out of love with my characters and can't seem to re-ignite the passion.

Meanwhile I try to use Studio 30+ writing prompt to actively create over at my other blog. Check it other over there. Whether I "go to camp" or not remains to be seen.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Elsewhere ...

Two works-in-progress now adorn my stack of books. They're mine, and they collect dust atop the other hard-copy ... or real ... books that rest on my dresser at home. The writing projects that are still what I call "in the revision phase." 

Now I've come back and realized my apparent abandonment of this blog. Truth is, I use another space as my actual writing blog and try to practice doing so at least on a weekly basis. Procrastinator that I might be, I'm doing a little something there. 

Katy Did Not, on the other hand, is what I've previously referred to as my ranty blog (like, "Oh, no you didn't ...) where I consider myself more anonymous in doing so. Well, as anonymous as a person can be online, especially since my Twitter account links to it. 

But I'll link over to the other one here in hopes that maybe I'll get a little traffic from it. Until then, cheers, and get back to work!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gone Writing - aka November's Craziness

November is already half gone, and I'm currently in the throes of the kicking-my-butt event known as National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. Even though I'm not meeting the 1,600 word daily goal, I am plugging right along on a work-in-progress tentatively called "The Ones You Love." So I've been busy.

Be back soon!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Confession

Slogging through the murkiness of their problems for so long made discussions painful.

He finally admitted the affair.

At last, they were comfortable talking about their feelings.

The air cleared - no more pretending.

Any awkwardness went out the door with him.  

(image: http://i.imgur.com/23wc56n.gif)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Trouble in Paradise


I don’t want to be privy
to your intimate (and sordid) relationship details --

much more than I ever needed to know.

Looking at you both now,
I realize why her gaze stays downcast and sullen --

all the more reason I despise you.
(image via Gabriela C. on Flickr)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mom and Dad

In an infinite battle of wills,  

a winner rarely triumphs.

Little eyes watch, ears listen,

and learn what it’s like to be adults.

Our example too graphically demonstrates how they will
build their own homes on the ugly example
we have provided.

Friday, June 20, 2014


"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

John Lennon