NaNoWriMo and Cocktail Recipe

    So along with most a bazillion other novelists, I’ve undertaken the challenge of NaNoWriMo – writing an entire manuscript to completion by the end of the November. Confession: I’ve cheated just a tad. The novel I’m writing had been outlined prior to the November 1st start. I am, however, 25,000 words in and am confident (fingers crossed) that …

All the Lovely Adverbs and a Recipe!

Still working on the Great Adverb Massacre. Thank the goddess for my critique partner, she’s catching the ones that I missed. My problem? I simply don’t see them. Getting these insidious monsters out of my prose is going to take awhile. For a second there, I thought I could just stop using them, cold turkey, done. Not so. So rather than blather …