Archives: December 2014

2014 Year in Review

For our household, the year 2014 was overshadowed by Stephanie’s mother passing away in mid-May from cancer. She didn’t want an obituary, funeral or memorial service, but I’m unable to let go of the year without acknowledging the kind of person she was. This song makes me think of her. Stephanie’s mom was well-read and

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Annual “Best of” Lists for 2014

A small selection of “best of” lists from 2014. The Man Booker Prize – 2014 Finalists — awarded to The Narrow Road to the Deep North: A novel by Richard Flanagan Pulitzer Prize – The 2014 Winners Fiction Finalists — Awarded to The Goldfinch: A Novel by Donna Tartt Newberry Medal Award 2014 Finalists —

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NaNoWriMo 2014 Winner

This is my fourth consecutive win. It sort of feels a little less-satisfying that the others. For one thing, I’m writing something that’s intensely personal, so I kind of felt pretty drained by it. Also, there was a lot of research involved because it’s historical fiction, so even when I wasn’t writing, the topic was

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