Franchesca Ramsey’s video “5 Tips for Being an Ally” was linked to from Rachel Cargle’s #DoTheWork 30-day challenge. Today I realize that I am very anxious about the future mistakes I will make in learning how to do this work, but that anxiety will not stop me.
Some days are just plain demoralizing. So tonight I’m writing letters to voters in Texas, asking them to vote in November. Want to join me? Sign up with Vote Forward.
You know me: can’t go too long without ink tests. 🖋 Here are some of my current faves on Tomoe River paper.
Today I learned about the violent and racist origins of American policing from this episode of Throughline. If you are at all interested in history, give the Throughline podcast a listen. I’m consistently impressed with their level of research.
📚 Read: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This book should be required reading for all white Americans trying to educate ourselves about systemic racism. It is not an easy read, nor should it be.
Within spitting distance of 20,000 words in my NaNoWriMo manuscript and I have given up on correcting my grammar because it takes too much time. 😱
Nearing 12,000 words and my shoulders are aching from typing so much each day. I might have to dictate some of my NaNoWriMo words this year!
My NaNoWriMo word count: 7,072. After the first 1,700 words, this story took a sharp left turn and I have no idea where it is going.
NaNoWriMo begins! For the past month and a half, I’ve been training for this by writing at least 750 words every day. I am feeling optimistic about finishing this year.
I am accidentally reading five books at a time again.
Today is World Mental Health Day. I would not be here to write this without the support of my friends and family. Reach out if you are struggling; reach out if you see someone else struggling. We can get through this together.
I attended a NaNoWriMo planning event and learned about creating basic story structures with the Story Grid method. Really helpful!
Who’s the brilliant mind who decided to update to Mojave right before sitting down to write? 🙄 Welp, I guess I’ll fill some fountain pens …