Avily Jerome

Looking Back at NaNoWriMo

Looking Back at NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, is over. In some ways, that’s a huge relief, and in others, it’s a disappointment. The goal, of course, is to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. I’ve completed it some years. I’ve gotten close others. Last year I didn’t even try. This year, I gave […]

The Cleaning Fairy

The Cleaning Fairy

The Rise of the Gnomes, Part One: The Cleaning Fairy Father walked into the house. He tripped over a toy truck that lay just in front of the doorway, nearly losing his balance. His walk was further impeded by an array of blocks, stuffed animals, and marbles that covered nearly every inch of floor. Hanging […]

American Idols

American Idols

Apparently, the internet is in a tizzy today because of Kim Kardashian’s butt. Yeah, that’s a real thing. I have no interest in knowing why her butt is such a spectacle, so I haven’t looked up the pictures that are making her more ridiculously famous than usual, and I have no intention of it. I […]

Congress Needs to Go

Congress Needs to Go

The buzz on social media the last couple days has been all about the recent elections. Those on the Left are in an uproar, because the Right has the majority, and those on the Right are gloating about how things are finally going to change. Those on the Left are bewailing the stupidity of America […]

Creating Anew

Creating Anew

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) starts in two days. The goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in a month. I’ve completed it in the past, and I’ve come close to completing it, and I’ve accomplished my own goals (one year I wrote a middle-grade book one year that wasn’t 50K words, but I finished […]

Editing…Again

Editing…Again

I’ve been working with an editor on my Dragons manuscript, in the hopes that I will finally get it to a place where someone (preferably the house this lady is with) wants to publish it. I’ve gone back and forth with her several times, making some major changes, and with each round of edits, it […]

Perspective on Ebola

Perspective on Ebola

My son asked me this morning, “Has Ebola gotten to Arizona yet?” followed by “What if I die from Ebola?” Statistically, it’s not particularly likely, but it is very hard not to worry when it’s all over the news. You can’t turn on the radio without hearing about it. Spreading across Europe, one patient in […]