Blueberry, Minnesota

It’s a setting I know well. Blueberry Minnesota is about an hour straight north of Lake Woebegon (and this is where I can’t help but tell you I sang on Prairie Home Companion years ago). It’s the setting of a novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo. Like its...

Cling to the Impossible

I laughed when I pulled out this card from my deck for writers. Cling to the Impossible. It’s what I’ve been doing all month as I steal enough time from my days to crank out 50,000 words for National Novel Writing Month, but especially now in the home...

A NaNoNuj Windfall

It’s blowing on Whidbey, and in November, the winds here often take out trees, power, and at times, even if we’re still plugged in, we lose our internet, especially here in the wild woods of Greenbank. So, have at it! I’ll leave the interpretations...

Get Physical

Oh, no. I’ve been avoiding this one, and almost put the card back. I’ve had opportunities for my character to Get Physical, and I’ve immediately gone another direction. Other characters in this NaNoWriMo novel-in-progress “got physical.”...

Form Unlikely Alliances

I have a full weekend coming up. The Brothers Four perform on the peninsula (for my MN pals, it’s that finger rising up the western edge of WA) and the kiddos will be packed off to one of their Whidbey “grandmas” so Karl and I can have some car time....