Another NaNoWriMo WIN!

The title says it all. Since 2005, I’ve done NaNoWriMo (AKA National Novel Writing Month) nine times, skipping years 2006 and 2009. Of those 9 attempts, I’ve won 8 times, and lost once (writing just over 31000 words in 2014). Because I love math (I have a degree in mathematics) I needed to summarize my participation with a whole pile of statistics. First, a chart that summarizes the total number of words I wrote during each participating November. Notice that…

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Musings by a Phoenix Currently Made of Ash

I’ve undergone some drastic personal renovations of late. Like the mythic phoenix, (remember Fawkes in the Harry Potter books) I have burst into flames, reduced to a pile of ashes. Unlike Fawkes’ miraculous rebirth, mine has been much slower. And on so many different, interconnected fronts. Physical Change On the last weekend of September, 2014, I tore the meniscus (in two places) in my right knee. After thousands of dollars of physiotherapy, an MRI, a family doctor who referred me…

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