Psst–Long Time, No See!

Hey there, friends. It’s very late at night but I’m writing with a few updates. So first, NaNoWriMo was a bust for me. Well, not totally. I made it to about 44,000 words, so I consider that a victory even if I didn’t cross the finish line. My goal is to make it to 100,000… Continue reading Psst–Long Time, No See!

Oh Hey, It’s NaNo Season!

Hi, friends! You might have noticed that there was no Diverse Book of the Month post today, the 1st day of November 2017. That’s because today marks the first day of National Novel Writing Month! From today until November 30, I and eight gazillion other writers will be focusing on writing at least 50,000 words… Continue reading Oh Hey, It’s NaNo Season!

Hold Onto Your Butts: Camp NaNoWriMo Starts Soon!

If you’re a writer, you probably already know what NaNoWriMo is. For those of you who don’t write, or have heard the name “NaNoWriMo” and have no clue what it is, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is traditionally held in November of every year. Writers sign up (for free — though donations… Continue reading Hold Onto Your Butts: Camp NaNoWriMo Starts Soon!

Calling All Readers: Announcing the Open Ears, Open Minds Book Club

Storytime: Late on the night of the 2016 election I was at work. I had been tracking the results live online all evening, and watching the numbers swing was… surreal at the very least, frightening at the very worst. Usually the library where I work is bustling with students, even late into the night. That… Continue reading Calling All Readers: Announcing the Open Ears, Open Minds Book Club

A Post-NaNo Pep Talk

I really didn’t think I was going to reach the finish line for National Novel Writing Month in time. November was pretty calm compared to the first two months of my semester, but I still had a few group projects and final papers to prepare. I was behind on my word count for National Novel… Continue reading A Post-NaNo Pep Talk