Under Where 6: Boy Meets Girl

Her CLICK HERE TO START READING AT CHAPTER 1 At thirteen, I started a magazine. Okay, so it was more like a diary where I collected things that were important to me and arranged them in what looked like an appealing aesthetic. There are artsy magazines that do that now, like FLOW that costs about…

Under Where 1

When I heard that my husband was dead, my first thought was about underwear. To be more specific, I imagined myself, not as a widow, but I saw my clumsy orange-sneakered feet standing on a decal at a fancy lingerie shop counter, somewhere a little more exclusive than Victoria Secret but with the same bottled…

NaNoWriMo 2017

It’s that time of the year again. November is National Novel Writers Month which means all over the country, would-be authors get an extra push and write at least 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. It sounds crazy but it can be done. The numbers work out to about 1700 words every day…

I Won

Just a quick update on my NaNoWriMo project: I won! I completed the challenge to write 50,000 words in a month. I was so spent that I stopped writing once I pushed past the 50K mark – at 50,032. Now begins the task of editing – to refine the story so the characters aren’t just people I…

Writing Sprints

Today, my NaNoWriMo goal is to write 10,000 words. If you’re on Twitter, you can follow my progress as I attempt several writing sprints to reach my goal. My Twitter handle: @kamari2001 I just did my first 30 minute sprint where I wrote 868 words. Not bad, I think and my goal for the next sprint is…

Focus on the person

It’s November which means my thoughts are pretty much centered on books – reading them and writing them. As you know, I’m participating in NaNoWriMo and I just realized I’ve been explaining it wrong this whole time. Whenever I’d explain what the acronym means, I’ve been saying National Novel Writers’ Month but it’s really National Novel…

November Goals

Looking back at October, it wasn’t a bust but it wasn’t a great success either. I read a little, wrote a little, worked out a little, paid a little better attention to my diet, saved a little, made some new friends. Nothing extraordinary. Not that my new friends aren’t extraordinary because most of them are….

Fall TBR

Yesterday for the first time in a long time, I needed the blazer that I was wearing. When I was standing waiting for the bus, it was chilly. New York Fall weather chilly. And I loved it. It’s hot cocoa evening weather. I’m not a big pumpkin-spice latte drinker. I know a lot of bloggers can’t get enough…

5 Segues

As a Scientist/Mathematics buff/Puzzle enthusiast, I love patterns and series. As a writer, I love expressing that as segues. Today, I’m thinking about 5 things that are connected somehow. Pinterest. I’m late to the party. I’ve had a pretty stagnant Pinterest account for a while now but a few weeks ago, I made some new…

NaNoWriMo Update

 Today I am working feverishly on finishing my NaNoWriMo goal – to write 50,000 words of a novel in one month. I’m almost there. Almost. I’ll probably be writing up until midnight but I’ll get it done so I can resume regularly scheduled blogging tomorrow.  See you then. 

Hello Again

If you’re a regular reader, you’ve met me, and you know a few (or a lot of) things about me. But today, I have a lot of new and special visitors from the Blog Hop, so I’ll (re)introduce myself. And whether this is your 1st or 21st time on my page, I hope you’ll like…

NaNoWriMo 2015

In November, there is one word that sums up my entire month’s writing goal – NaNoWriMo.   Trying to write 50,000 words in a month is crazy, fun, feverish, exciting, motivating, troubling. Just thinking about it makes me want to take an afternoon nap, but also to bounce of the walls and encourage others to…