Post-Hiatus: NaNoWriMo and Library Work

Well, it’s been a long time. It’s nice to see you. I see you’ve grown a beard and some serious pit hair. Been partaking of Movember/No-Shave-November, have you? I did, too, to a degree. Hairy legs keep you warmer, I’ve found. Entirely appropriate, given how freaking cold it’s started to be here in Florence. Even…

Playing Catch-Up

So, it’s been a while, but I did warn you. NaNoWriMo is kicking my ass in terms of time management, but I am most definitely killing that word length. Roughly 23,000 words in 8 days! It took my a whole year to write my honors thesis which was only 15,000. I have to wonder what…

Back to Work and NaNoWriMo

So, I hate to say that this might be a quick one, but really. It might be a quick one. We haven’t talked in a while, and I regret that. It’s hard to just see your pretty face for a moment, spit some words at it, and then dash away, I know. But damn, work…

PUBLISHED (also vacation)

HAH. I’d like to take a moment and fist pump for myself, thanks. HAH. I mentioned in my Hunting for Publishers post that I was interested in submitting some of written work to a variety of literary magazines. I gave you a list of poems that I wanted to send out to places (Anthropology, Snake Bite,…

Corri la Vita 2013

I’m not much for running. In fact, I’m not terribly good at exercising, either, and I know it’ll come back to bite me in the ass at some point. By virtue of an obnoxiously fast metabolism, I get to eat as much pasta, rice, and other delicious carby goodies as I like without gaining much,…

Tis the Season

Now that I’ve been here for a little while, settled in and what not, I think it’s a good time to start tackling some of the approaching issues that might come up for any American abroad or even a short flight from home like Rachel, Katie, and I are. We’re accustomed to our holidays, but…

The Great Bike Break

Or not. Florence is notorious for its bike thieves. I’ve heard in mentioned in a list of big cities that include Barcelona, Rome, and Naples, and that’s not good company to be keeping if the category is notoriety of bike thieves. You’ve all met Grossa Rossa, and you can see that she’s quite the beauty.…