Quote: Experience

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

National Novel Writing Month: Win #12

I’ve done this craziness 13 years, and won 12 (the only year I didn’t was the year I was teaching). What is “win”? 50,000 words in 30 days. This year I started a Regency romance. And restarted it when the characters wouldn’t behave. And restarted it again when I realized the stakes weren’t high enough.

But it’s now done. Next up? Keep writing on the book. After a nap.


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It’s odd to find that Thanksgiving is almost two weeks after my birthday this year. Normally it’s the week after, and that rather puts a damper on things.

So this year thanksgiving is late. And that means all the less time to prepare for the other holidays.

Time to get out the eggnog and cookie recipes!

And Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sometimes it isn’t a matter of being lazy. It’s a matter of doing what your mind and body tell you you need, but what you’ve been conditioned to ignore in the pursuit of other stuff.

So tonight, Father Brown and knitting.

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