NaNoWriMo 2014 — 3 Days Out: Planning and Tools

There’s just three days until the craziness of NaNoWriMO begins and The Signateur comes to life. I’ve got my plot. I’ve got my caffeine supply. I think I’m ready—which means I’m probably not. Ready or not, I already feel that this year is...

NaNoWriMo 2014 — 2 Weeks Out

It’s fall. The trees are changing color. Pumpkin spice is everywhere. It’s novel writing season. I’ve written about my novel attempts for the last few Novembers (2011, 2012, 2013), so I’m going to skip the full National Novel Writing Month...

Impatient, Millennial Dad

I’m five months into fatherhood. The days are long. The weeks are short. My sleep hasn’t yet recovered. And I love every minute. But, though Claire is constantly hitting milestones that are advanced for her age, I want her to be older now. I don’t...

Email Marketers Should Leave Holidays Alone

Memorial Day weekend means a lot more to me now that it’s also my anniversary weekend. I woke up that Monday relaxed and ready to spend time with my family. As I got of bed and checked my phone, I had four notifications from marketers trying to get me to buy...