A fragment of the first chapter of my novel. Becca has just arrived at the hospital in her home town, Reno, after receiving some alarming news about her father. I ran up the steps to the front desk, and then all the way to the hallway where my family was […]

Growing up and other animals (chapter 1 fragment)

Goals are the perfectionist’s kryptonite. Yeah, I know, quite a statement. But it’s true – at least for me. Some writers thrive on goals, others choke on them. And since NaNoWriMo is all about goals, this might be a good time to assess in what category you belong. So writers, check […]

Goals: catalyst or kryptonite? (a post about NaNoWriMo)

Big news, friends: I FINISHED MY FIRST CHAPTER! Yes, I know what you’re thinking. And no, this is not the first time I finished a first chapter. Actually, it’s about the seventh time. BUT. This time it’s different, and I’ll tell you why. Before we start, another big step: I […]

Milestones and stepping stones. Oh, and kidney stones, probably.