Sunday Night Catchall: November 29, 2015


Thanksgiving existed this week. That's probably what everyone writing about their weeks is leading off with. *sigh* But, since I mentioned it, my six-year-old sister beat me at Mexican Train! (I was third; she was second.) She's also far superior to me at ice skating. (See the picture!)

Lots of great book recs with the #MorallyComplicatedYA hashtag on Twitter, and also in this Bustle article. To be clear, I have nothing against the author or book that caused the hashtag — I just find the contention that no existing YA books involve complexity or depth completely unfounded. 

I'd be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the attack at Planned Parenthood this week. My heart goes out to everyone hurt. No matter what your beliefs, I think the goal of peace should be universal. 

For all of you in the home stretch of NaNoWriMo, good luck! Congrats to those of you who've already reached 50,000 words and I'm sending lots of virtual support to those of you still fighting to get there. I didn't do NaNoWriMo myself this year, though I've so far stayed true to my "edit or write for an hour a day" goal. Wrote 10,000 words last week; hoping more will follow. I'm terrified of what will happen when I turn on spellcheck again to edit. (I turn it off when I'm binge-writing.)