Sunday, the snow started and was predicted to turn to ice later in the day. That’s not a forecast we want to hear in these parts because the power can go out at the mere mention of that three-letter word. So just in case I can’t complete and upload the post I was writing on Sunday, I’ve preloaded this additional tidbit from Death Out of Time.
Since moving to Maryland in 2005, my husband and I haven’t made trips back to the Midwest for Thanksgiving. The first few years, we still made a traditional meal as we had done for years when we hosted the family get-togethers. And we had way too many leftovers for way too long.
In 2009, we finally asked ourselves why we kept spending half the day in the kitchen for a meal that lasted less than an hour. That was the first year of our new tradition—heading down the road (er, Metro tracks) to Washington, DC, and spending the day at some of the museums, followed by a stress-free, relaxing dinner at a great restaurant. No long day of cooking and no dishes to clean! This year, we also took in the opening day of the “Seasons Greetings” display at the US Botanic Garden Conservatory.
So why not kick off December with some colorful, seasonal photos? And we’ll wrap up with a tidbit from this month’s work on Death Out of Time. Continue reading
My PerNoReMo moves forward, despite some major self-doubts earlier this month. To help me through the mire, I read some of my earlier posts, looking for inspiration. And one that I originally posted on 2 June 2012 reminded me why I’m rebuilding Death Out of Time and not sticking with my original version. I thought it was worth sharing again with readers. Rather than force you to make extra clicks, here are the highlights from that post. Continue reading
I’m still meeting my goals on my rebuild of Death Out of Time. And the revised story line is coming together, especially with the help and insights of two of my earlier readers. So today’s post is a snippet of what I’ve written recently. Will this clip make the final story? Probably. Will the wording or details change? Absolutely. But this is a chance for you to see my “work in progress” in its initial stages. Continue reading
WordPress gives its bloggers a wide variety of themes to choose from, one of the many features that led me to blog here. There’s a great range of free themes, and we have some options for personalizing them. If we’re willing to shell out some money, we can purchase premium themes with more options to make our blogs “stand out from the crowd” and be “more exclusive.” We can spend more money and further customize our themes with CSS.
Themes are a great way for us to express our individuality and personality in a visual manner. But there’s a change in the air. Continue reading
My what you ask?
PerNoReMo is my 2013 version of NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month. PerNoReMo is my Personal Novel Rebuilding Month. I’ve set some modest goals for the rebuild of my sci-fi WIP, Death Out of Time.
From November 1st through the 4th, I’ve repurposed and added a combination of 5,023 words, well over my daily targets. And that feels good. But it also means I won’t spend too much time on blog posts. So today, I thought I’d share a few more autumn photos from last week. Colors were really beginning to peak. The season didn’t start out too well for color, but things have really picked up over the last week. So, without further ado, here are a few shots from my neighborhood walks. Continue reading