Oh My God….

I just posted my website link actively on a facebook group.

This scares me a little. O.O

Anyway, a few things upcoming:

  • Food blog part, I’ve promised people that I’d start one.
  • a real honest to goodness post here. For reals.
  • and a timeline for a short story to be released.

Space, our final frontier!

Hey guys, Adrienne here. (Kind of obvious, no one else posts here.)


I wanted to toss out a new thing here. A WEEKLY PROMPT. I’m going to do everything I can to drop them every sunday.

So here it is. WEEKLY PROMPT, Jan 26th through Feb 1st. Write not less than 250 words about a favorite piece of furniture. Maximum word count, 1,000 words. I’m going to get off my ass and fix the forums, but probably not today. You could post them there (once they’re fixed), or as a comment here.



Onward to other news! I’ve spent a few weeks months lamenting the fact that my all-mighty binder of doom for my SPACE SAGA series had gone missing (I believe that a member of my family threw it plus a major school binder of mine out). I got kind of lucky, it forced me to get my shit together, and actually make a series bible.

That thing is three inches thick, a D-ring, and has alphabetical dividers. It weighs nearly equal to my 11 pound behemoth of a laptop.


But, that’s not all the news. I’ve decided that I want to try for a contest length piece of short fiction again. 4,000 words. Last time I tried this, it was 6,300 words big. I’ve since shaved some 400 words off of it dropping it to a nice rotund 5,900 words, but still. It is the shortest complete story I’ve ever written. I feel proud. It’s with my editor and a couple of opinion readers right now.


And then, as I mentioned it to my personal friends on Facebook, I realised that it is quite possible that I could have a minibook out by december. OH DEAR GODS.


Okay. I’ve left the boys for long enough, and I need to go and buy my next two weeks worth of breakfasts and lunches. Gluten free me eats yogurt for breakfast and cheese sticks for lunch on work days. And sometimes I get to have some rice krispies for lunch if there’s enough milk at work.


Hey there! What do you do after NaNoWriMo?

Hi folks!

It’s that time of the year again, just after NaNoWriMo and you’re sitting there just staring at your monster of a manuscript. And you’re wondering what to do.

I’ve been nano-ing for 8 years now, no matter what my NaNoWriMo profile says.

And I have one habit that sticks with me.

First, my story is never completed during November. Sadly enough.

Second: I take a break. During November, I do let a few things pile up. Some dishes, unnecessary laundry things like that. I’ll take care of all of that in the first week of December. I also watch movies and get caught up on my tv shows.

I will only rarely return to a NaNo project in the year it’s started. In fact, I think I have only once. It was the first piece of the space saga that I’m writing now & that I wrote the bulk of two more pieces of it this November. Note: I also enjoy the hell out of this series, so I may go back to it before dec 31st.

My suggestion for you:
Take a break.
Do something non creative for a while.
Your brain will thank you later.

NaNoWriMo 2013

It’s day 27 and I’m finally back on schedule.

I know I haven’t posted much this month, but I haven’t had a great month.

For starters, I still have no internet at my house.
I also had a death in the family, which lead to a great deal of travel over four days.

I’m currently sitting at around 43,000 in words. I have 3 days.

I can do this.

Anyone who is doing NaNo and honestly, isn’t much more than 15k behind, can probably do this. I’ve never been able to pull up if I’m more than 15k behind.
Though, I have seen it done.

My name is Adrienne, and I am a writer.
I’ve got this.

I’ve got this more than I had my nerves settled when I did the radio interview.
It’s about the space saga. It’s also the first time you officially hear a title.

You can tell I’m mildly freaked out by how squeaky my voice is.

Okay, mildly freaked out is not the right phrase there. I was petrified.

Shit happens though. It never fails to happen during november to me and my family. November and April, the original two OLL months of the year.

I also had a day about a week ago where I spent more of the day doing hard reboots with my laptop than I did anything else. Talk about not fun.

Last week, I had 3 blue screens over the course of two days.
(I run windows on this computer, fyi).
This was followed by a day where I did 9 hard reboots.

Here’s to hoping that I can get the job I applied for this past weekend, so that I don’t have to worry about money anymore. *holds up wine glass*

If I get the job, my take home dollars nearly triple.
That means I can pay off debt and start saving for a house.
Seriously, it would be so freaking amazing. So, positive thoughts my way, please.

All right:
So, I’ve indicated a writing tip can be found in this post, so here it is:

No matter what, don’t stop writing.
It may not have anything to do with your current main project, but it will have value.
That value is keeping your ass in the seat. Keeping your fingers moving.
The minute you stop, the minute you say, I don’t have time today, is the day you stop writing and it takes a long time to get back into the groove. Trust me. I have been there more times that I care to admit to. I have had years in the past where I didn’t write a damn thing. Those years felt terrible. I felt boring and worthless. I am neither.