Just Musician Things–An Update

So I just finished two hours of violin recordings. It’s a really, really weird experience. In a recital, you’ve got an audience. For a recording, it’s you, the crew, a pianist, and a gloriously empty theatre. That’s not to say there isn’t an adrenaline rush. There is. It’s almost impossible, even to another musician, toContinue reading “Just Musician Things–An Update”

Book Giveaway Winners!

It’s finally time! Mine is the pleasure to announce the two lucky winners of our first BookmarkedOne giveaway! A little refresher for those who weren’t fanatically reading each recent installment of my blog: Amy Bartelloni, in association with my review of the first Children of Camelot book, has graciously agreed to give away a signedContinue reading “Book Giveaway Winners!”

Blogiversary!

Drumroll, please, for BookmarkedOne’s second blogiversary! I’m still here! Woo! So first order of business is to say thank you to my 181 followers for putting up with my book snobbery and reading my late-night rants about dragons and tea (or sometimes dragons drinking tea). Thank you. Your comments usually wind up making my day.Continue reading “Blogiversary!”

Writing Update: June 25, 2021

So I accidentally started reading my first NaNoWriMo novel yesterday.
A couple of clarifications here:
I’m not one of those people who as done NaNo forever and a day,
When I say “accidentally,” I don’t mean I fell in a hole and remarkably discovered my old manuscript in the mud, typed up and tied together with a ribbon.

Writing Update: December 18, 2020

How are things in my post-NaNoWriMo little world, you ask? Odd. Distinctly odd. Currently in the midst of arguing with one of my characters to the point we’re not speaking much. And even though it’s awkward, this is an improvement. I am not crying every afternoon I try to write over the possibility of hisContinue reading “Writing Update: December 18, 2020”

The 100 Followers Appreciation Post

Raising my glass (or tea tankard, as the case may be) to the lovely readers who have found something they like in BookmarkedOne! A hearty thank-you to you all. This wouldn’t be nearly as much fun writing to silent void. And I know. I’ve experience in both. I am aware I’m late to the partyContinue reading “The 100 Followers Appreciation Post”

NaNoWriMo Recap

The end of NaNoWriMo 2020! Plus three days of not posting anything because I really needed sleep. Final stats? November 30th Word Count: 94,889 words Total Mugs of Tea: …frankly, I’ve lost count. Nights writing after midnight: Perhaps a better question would be how many nights I didn’t write past midnight. Which I still can’tContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Recap”

NaNoWriMo: Preparing for the End

It’s November 29th. NaNoWriMo 2020 officially closes at midnight tomorrow. I am not ready for this. Not because I’m vastly behind on words–I’ve written my 50,000 and then some. What I’m not ready for is the end. Finishing the novel that keeps taking more and more twists and turns and muddying the plot so IContinue reading “NaNoWriMo: Preparing for the End”

NaNoWriMo Writing Update: The 50,000

Cue two o’clock in the morning me, typing away before crashing hard. Today was the day.
I won NaNoWriMo. For the third year running. Only this time it’s ten days early.
I should be celebrating. Throwing confetti in the air and treating myself to chocolate puddings.
It hasn’t quite registered in my brain, I think.

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