As we are wrapping up 2022, I will, as usual be taking December off. Normally I would just take two weeks off, but I feel like this year I just need to take the month to reset and come back in January with some fresh content. I hope you all have a wonderful month, regardless… Continue reading Vacation Mode
I am fascinated by early electronic communication--telegraph, radio, the transition to telephone and television. How did people figure that out? I live in a world where I'm writing on a computer the size of a spiral notebook with internet that can send my words instantly around the world, and I'm still fascinated. How did we… Continue reading A Short History of Radio
Lady Dye Yarns has come under fire for failing to ship subscription boxes on time. In the latest fandom-themed release, boxes have arrived with contents for the incorrect fandom, missing items, or simply not been shipped at all. Customers have been filing disputes to try to get refunds, which LDY has been fighting tooth and… Continue reading Knit Tea November 2022
Not going to lie, this feels anticlimactic. I look forward to nanowrimo all year long, and this year was no different. I’ve been planning to work on the second White Rose Railroad book for ages, but it’s just not coming together. I’ve lost Mrs. Andrews’ voice, and her story just isn’t working no matter what… Continue reading Nano Nano 2022
Over on Youtube I've been experimenting more with writing vlogs in the form of the Author Diaries series. This fall I've been focusing on clearing the decks before Nanowrimo and 2023 start. All of this began back in August, and so far I think I've made some really good progress. I finished and started editing… Continue reading Writing WIPs and Nano Plans
Eisaku Noro, the founder of Noro Yarns, passed away on September 9. Find out more about him here. Southern California teen Noemi Mendez crocheted her Quinceanera dress Knitwear designer Veronika Lindberg knitted and crocheted her wedding dress. She chronicled the journey on her youtube channel. She also released a book of patterns, Knit This! around… Continue reading Knit Tea October 2022
Lacking motivation? We all need a carrot on a stick sometimes. Here are a few little rewards--big and small--that can keep you motivated no matter your budget. You can find more ideas for how to crush Nanowrimo in my Nanowrimo Workbook. Daily Rewards ($0-$5) Put a gold star on your calendar for each day you… Continue reading Preptober: Nanowrimo Rewards
It's a little late, but the Publishing Roadmap is out now and available for download from my shop. This booklet looks at Traditional, Small Press/Indie, and self publishing, as well as things like writing for websites and magazines. There's also basic marketing info, a guide to hand selling your books, and worksheets and checklists you… Continue reading Publishing Roadmap Release!
Nanowrimo is nearly upon us, so it's time to kick off Preptober. Below are some of my "must haves" for effective binge writing, but please don't feel like any of these items are strictly necessary. All you really need is a pencil, some paper, and your creativity. When I was really struggling, it was just… Continue reading Preptober: Supplies for Nanowrimo
That's right! Download a copy of the Nanowrimo Workbook, my guide to having your most successful Nanowrimo ever, for FREE with code Nano22. This sale is only good through the 12th, so download now! This workbook is based on my Nanowrimo Bootcamp series here on the blog, which uses exercises like those below to prepare… Continue reading Nanowrimo Workbook Flash Sale!