Upcoming November Wine Reviews

 Hello! I know it’s been months and months, but I am (somewhat) back to blogging about wine.

November is National Novel Writing Month, or my absolute favorite month of the year, because I always have a blast, even when I socialize a bit too much and have to go recharge my batteries.

So in honor of NaNoWriMo, I’m going to be posting a wine review each Friday, and each selection follows a writerly theme:

4 wines in honor of National Novel Writing Month

First up will be A to Z’s 2014 rosé, because the point of NaNoWriMo is to get those first draft words down (from A to Z)! (Yes, I know, I’m only funny in my head.)

The second week will feature Black Ink, a 2013 red wine blend, because sometimes, switching things up and writing longhand helps the words flow.

In the third week, I’ll visit Subplot No. 29, another red wine blend. This is the week where I’m usually in the thwarty middle of my story and struggling to think of interesting challenges to move my characters forward, so thinking about subplots (and resolving them) seems like a wise move. Now I’ll have a wine for it. 😉

And finally, I’ll end with an ice wine, Beyond the Arc, because we’ll be at the end of the mad rush to 50K and deserve a sweet treat to carry us into December and (yay!) revision mode.

So good luck to my fellow NaNoers. I’m kbrown on the NaNo site if you want a wine geek buddy/cheerleader. 



Like a Precious

Short post, because it’s Friday, which means it’s #WriteClub night on Twitter, and @FriNightWrites on Twitter does wonders for my mood and word count when I actually participate for more than two sprints.

But I can’t resist making a quick post. I like reading Chuck Wendig’s blog, Terrible Minds, even though I never comment. (I am a natural hermit.) He posted a flash fiction challenge today that’s an X meets Y mashup, which. Hello. Yes. I have a lot of fun imagining fandom mashups. So I had to pull up a random number generator to at least see what I could have fun imagining.

I got Lord of the Rings meets True Grit.

Wait, no, I didn’t type that right. PEOPLE! I GOT LORD OF THE RINGS MEETS TRUE GRIT!

The instructions are to smash them together and see what original story squishes out, and maybe I’ll get there, but right now, I’m in crossover fanfic mode and imagining Mattie Ross as a most peculiar hobbit, Rooster Cogburn as a crusty old dwarf, and LaBoeuf as an elf, and I don’t care that I haven’t gotten much further than that. Because I keep coming back to Mattie Ross as a steely-eyed hobbit on a mission, and I wants it. Like a precious.

So, hi. Happy Friday! May you find something that gives you a similar bolt of joy.