LAST DAY OF NANO STEP BY STEP SURVIVAL GUIDE

So, we’ve made it.  The last day of Nanowrimo, where you’re either celebrating, writing furiously to meet the finish line, or scowling at your computer, specifically at your word count.  Well, if you’re in the western hemisphere, you’ve still got time to Nano your little heart out.  There’s roughly a fourth of a day left, … More LAST DAY OF NANO STEP BY STEP SURVIVAL GUIDE

I WON NANOWRIMO!

I hit 50,000 words today, and won Nano! Not done yet though.  I have hit the final battle, the climax of the novel, and probably have about another 8K to 12K words to go to finish this up and then the editing starts.  I will add that to the 27,000 I already have and officially … More I WON NANOWRIMO!

THIS IS NOT WHAT PROTEST LOOKS LIKE

http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/ferguson/2014/11/24/crowds-gather-outside-ferguson-pd-hq-ahead-of-announcement/70064786/ The Grand Jury was created to quell government, to keep police, prosecutors, and those in power from running roughshod over citizens. The Grand Jury was created to stop the government from prosecuting on little evidence, from falling one head to appease masses. From burning witches at the stake.

WEEK THREE WRITER’S CRISIS! TIME FOR AN EXPLOSION!

So you’ve been writing your novel for Nanowrimo and you’ve been chugging along, churning out words every day.  Maybe you fell behind a few times, but you always caught up over the weekend because the story was right there at the tip of your brain, within your grasp, you could taste it! But then, it … More WEEK THREE WRITER’S CRISIS! TIME FOR AN EXPLOSION!

SELF DEFENSE LAWS: CASTLE DOCTRINE, STAND YOUR GROUND, AND THE DUTY TO RETREAT

(Image by Oleg Volk) Nothing in here is meant to be taken as legal advice and it is all extremely general statements of complex and often fact specific laws.  I can not stress that enough, especially in a post like this where the laws vary wildly by state and the line between self defense homicide … More SELF DEFENSE LAWS: CASTLE DOCTRINE, STAND YOUR GROUND, AND THE DUTY TO RETREAT

LAW BASICS FOR WRITERS (AKA, ON BEHALF OF ALL LAWYERS, NEVER PUT THESE MISTAKES IN YOUR WRITING AGAIN)

Have you ever watched a show or read a book where the characters are in your profession and the writers just get so many things wrong?  I don’t mean tiny details, I mean the big things that everybody in the profession knows because they are so basic.  Almost like people who make the most obvious of … More LAW BASICS FOR WRITERS (AKA, ON BEHALF OF ALL LAWYERS, NEVER PUT THESE MISTAKES IN YOUR WRITING AGAIN)

YOU’RE NOT LAZY IF YOU’RE TRYING TO WRITE AND JUST CAN’T – ASK YOURSELF WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON

I’ve been doing Nano this month and so far I’m not quite keeping up but I’m doing pretty damn good for someone with a full time job, LSAT tutoring and two men in my life to pay attention to.  There’s a community of people online and ones you can meet in person, which just helps … More YOU’RE NOT LAZY IF YOU’RE TRYING TO WRITE AND JUST CAN’T – ASK YOURSELF WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON

ANTI ABORTION LAWS, “THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO WIN ARE THE LAWYERS.” FANTASTIC!

You’ve heard the saying, “the only people who win are the lawyers,” right?  It’s what people say when they’re talking about some lawsuit, usually trying to get the other side to settle because after years embroiled in court, the people who come out of it happy are the lawyers who made bank from working on … More ANTI ABORTION LAWS, “THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO WIN ARE THE LAWYERS.” FANTASTIC!

STEAMPUNK AMIE

I was a steampunk girl for Halloween and a friend of my boy photoshopped me into a fitting scene. My boy is going to do a Steampunk photo shoot with me playing poker with an 1890s gun ready to draw.