NaNoWriMo is Hard

Writing every day is a great way to get words on the page that you can fine tune later. Since November 1 I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo, the acronym for National Novel Writing Month. Since I’m working on my science memoir, it’s probably more accurate to call what I’m doing NaMeWriMo. The idea is that…

On Reading a Book Twice

Reading a book twice can seem like an unaffordable luxury given all the books out there waiting to be read. But it’s helpful in seeing the big picture – the forest for the trees.

Mental Health Break: Photography and Reading

The past two weeks have been pretty bad in terms of mental health. I’ve decided to cut down my Twitter and Facebook time even more. This has been nice because I’ve been able to do more reading and personal writing. I need these calming activities more than I need the frenzy of social media right…

Writing a Book

I’ve always wanted to write a book (or two, or three). But it always seemed as though there was some alchemy involved, some incantation that you had to recite three times backwards before sitting down to write, or you’d never turn leaden words into gold. Lately, however, I’ve had the opportunity to see book writing…

Being a Book Addict (aka Bibliophile)

I am a book addict. There, I said it. Luckily being a book addict doesn’t have too many negative connotations. Except when it comes to moving house, and suddenly your book collection expands into a sea of packing boxes and you wonder if they’ve been procreating when you weren’t looking. It doesn’t help that I’m…