NaNoWriMo 2012: Let’s Write and Be Awesome

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I've been sitting on almost 30,000 words of a book for the past year. I know I need to go back in and add some stuff to the beginning and I'm lazy and then have a tendency to edit because I feel I need to reread what I have written so I'm familiar with the ...

Where the Wild Things Are As Read By Christopher Walken

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I don't remember ever reading Where the Wild Things Are [affiliate link] when I was little but it's one of those books you're supposed to read so I bought it for Cara. I like the book but listening to Christopher Walken read it makes me love it.

Let’s Give Some Love To K.M. Weiland

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When you write, you just DO IT. You write. You try to block everything out and do it. At least, you hope to do it. Not the sessay stuff. The writing! Eventually, with all this writing stuff, you'll end up with nothing and you'll be stuck and you'll be wandering around the interwebs and wondering ...

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Trailer

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What? What?! If I want to post another trailer for another book-turned-movie, I can. Because I might be posting them on the same night. I might be, allegedly, not writing what I should be writing. This is the internet and it is magic. Maybe I'm more receptive to the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter trailer because I liked ...

The Host Official Teaser Trailer Thoughts

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Last night, as I was trolling around YouTube so I didn't have to work on my book, I came across the teaser trailer for The Host. I read The Host just after it came out as I was coming down from my Twilight high. I didn't hate the book. I didn't love the book and ...

It Took Me Four Hours To Write 343 Words Because I’m Obsessed with Mockingjay and the ADD is Eating My Brain

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The Hunger Games Mockingjay pin

I meant to start this post several hours ago and then I got caught up in the third book of The Hunger Games series. If you haven't read any of these books then you're rolling your eyes at me right now and I don't blame you. You can get The Hunger Games Trilogy [I get a ...

My Favorite Posts on Taste Like Crazy from 2011

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Best of 2011

I've made this a tradition on Taste Like Crazy. I've done it every year for...several years and if I was the counting type then I'd go back and look. Let's just leave it at a "tradition" shall we? I write! I don't count! This past year has been full of ups and downs but aren't they ...

Do You Embrace New Tech At the Expense of Old?

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The New Edison Final Achievement Phonograph

Tucker and I have reached an impasse. He thinks old tech is old tech and that our kids aren't missing anything by having not been exposed to ancient things like tapes, Playstations and printed dictionaries. I hold that it's a sad day indeed when Cara asks what cassette tapes are and then gazes in awe at ...

Shoving At the Comfort Line

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I've been trying to figure out why it's taken me so long to write a follow-up post to the "Where Do I Go From Here?" post and I've come to a couple of conclusions. First and foremost is the fact that I knew I needed to respond to your comments and I just didn't have it ...

Writers Are Like Power Ninjas!

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Power button

The whole thing started with me talking to Heather about something or other on Skype which led me to this post about awesome stuffed pork chops which then led me to this post about not cleaning up enough--shocker!--which then led me to this post about self-doubt and writing and all the fun stuff that comes ...