NaNo by the Numbers

cropped-ramonagravitar.jpgToday I dove into the challenge called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).

Throughout 2016, I’ve been speaking at libraries on how to create a long term daily writing habit. This is indirectly connected to NaNoWriMo, but one part of my writing habit talk is discussing word count and NaNoWriMo. Every time I do this talk, I notice people scribbling the numbers. Today, on Day 1, I thought I’d share the breakdown. I hope it helps those people who like to play with days and numbers and word count: Continue reading “NaNo by the Numbers”

In Praise of Big Recess

When I was a youngster, there were two breaks in the school day: a 15 minute recess at mid-morning and a longer one right after lunch. Now, at this point in my life, the concept of running around outside immediately after eating seems nuts; when I was in elementary school, a power nap wasn’t so alluring. Then, I was happy to chase my friends around the playground during that break time known as Big Recess. Continue reading “In Praise of Big Recess”