Monday, October 29, 2007

NaNoWriMo is upon us

So what exactly is NaNoWriMo? No, it's not some secret organization bent on world dominance (but it could be).

NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. What happens (in November) is this: a bunch of us crazy writers sign up at and try to bang out 50,000 words in one month.
Personally, this will be a first. I think I must be a little warped to try it. I usually write short stories, so a novel in a month may present a challenge. But I'm determined to have my 50k come Nov. 30



As a proud member of The Red Sox Nation, I have to say WE KICKED ASS!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Writer Did it!

One of the classic mystery TV shows is "Murder She Wrote." For those few who don't know the show, it stars Angela Lansbury as cozy mystery writer Jessica Fletcher. Tom Bosley is a local police chief. Every week, someone is murdered and Ms. Fletcher solves the case sixty minutes later.

Here's my random thought: Why is it that no matter where she goes, someone winds up getting killed? The answer is simple: She's committing then solving the murders. I mean think about it, everywhere Jessica goes, someone winds up dead, and she is the only one who can solve the case. Doesn't that seem just the slightest bit odd?

Okay, okay. I know that's silly, but it's fun to come up with these theories every so often.