• celebrities,  Movies,  Poetry

    My Texas Is Showing

    I am not a big country music fan, but I am Texan by right of birth, born to country parents and growing up, eventually, in the country. My father and his family were farmers and cowboys. My own Uncle David, whose birthday I share, was a rodeo cowboy for a while. And thanks to the Cherokee blood running through our veins (not that you’d know it to look at me unless you notice my cheekbones), he looked every bit the dashing cowboy with striking blue eyes. And just like every cowboy I’ve ever read about or have known, he had a problem with alcohol. Why am I bringing this up?…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    NaNoWriMo Update

    Time for a NaNo update. If you look over to your right in my sidebar you should notice a NaNo word count widget. Do you see it? There’s a number in it. I have written about 12, 606 words to date. I’ll be honest. That number does not count the words that I’ve written and deleted. Those are the words that get to stay. By today I should have around 18k words but the weekend really messed with my numbers. But, 12k is nothing to sneeze at. I just need to buckle down now, focus on the story, and write. And you’d think that would be easy, but no. Even…