Starcat’s Favorites: An Introvert Holiday

My holidays usually involve hosting a Winter Solstice celebration, followed by gatherings of my extended family on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This year, because of the pandemic, things are different. So even though I’ll miss hanging out with family … Continue reading

Wrapping It Up: NaNoWriMo Days 25-29

NaNoWriMo, November 2020, DAY 25 – 2177 words Dear Diary, Today after I was done with my biz work, I started making food for tomorrow, which is Thanksgiving. I made cranberry sauce, stuffed butternut squash, honey-mustard Brussels sprouts, and non-dairy pumpkin … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Inside the Creative Cave

As much as I (used to?) talk about the cold time of year not being my favorite, I’ve come to appreciate this season we’re entering. It’s the ideal time for holing up inside the Creative Cave. Besides writing (which gets … Continue reading

New Habits: NaNoWriMo Days 20-24

NaNoWriMo, November 2020, DAY 20 – 2137 words Dear Diary, Today BlackLion and I ran our second Writing Sprints Session on Discord with a couple of my book coaching clients. It was fun introducing them to the power of sprints! I … Continue reading

In the Groove: NaNoWriMo Days 16-19

NaNoWriMo, November 2020, DAY 16 – 1733 words Dear Diary, It’s Monday, so BlackLion had his online RPG. I tried to join a sprint with others, but no one was around. I tried sprinting on my own, but something was messed … Continue reading

It’s An Experiment: NaNoWriMo Days 12-15

NaNoWriMo, November 2020, DAY 12 – 1583 words Dear Diary, I’m still not sure if I like this pantser approach (you know, just writing by the seat of my pants without knowing where the story is going next). On one hand, … Continue reading

Slacker Manifester: NaNoWriMo Days 8-11

NaNoWriMo, November 2020, DAY 8 – 2074 words Dear Diary, BlackLion made us a new Discord channel, the Parallel PlayZone, for my writing community. So naturally we played with it this evening, and did sprints with our own “CatBot.” It was … Continue reading

Sprints Totally Rule: NaNoWriMo Days 5-7

NaNoWriMo, November 2020, DAY 5 – 1726 words Dear Diary, I was thinking we’d probably do sprints tonight, but I completely forgot that BlackLion was starting a new online RPG that he’d been invited to by some Star Trek gamers. … Continue reading