Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Catholic Science Fiction

Dash, do not walk, crawl, or inch slowly in any way over to my other blog, A Fortnight of Mustard, to read my interview of writer/editor Karina Fabian. She and her husband, Rob, put together this cool anthology of Catholic Science Fiction stories.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Catholic Radio

Howdy there.

Just a quick post because I'm super busy with NaNoWriMo and other things. But I wanted to share a quick tip in case you're not already doing this. Listen to Catholic Radio!

If you don't have a station that comes in on your radio, you can listen on the computer. Catholic Answers Live even podcasts so you can listen to episodes from the past. You can search for a particular topic you're interested in. Just go to the link there and hit the tab for "radio" and you can pick the "calendar of shows" and pick a date, or go to "search archives" under "radio."

I listen while cooking, folding laundry, cleaning, etc. You can put them into your ipod and take them on the go too. So, though I'm busy and not getting all the reading done I'd like, I'm still soaking up the Catholic knowledge. :)

Though I'm doing the whole Write a Novel In a Month thing, I'm taking time for a morning Rosary most mornings. You know what? I'm happily finding it enhances my day rather than cuts into it.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

NaNoWriMo and All Souls Day

(I edited to add this link: Tim Staples on death (Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, and fear of death) at Catholic.com Catholic Answers radio podcasted: http://www.catholic.com/radio/event.php?calendar=1&category=&event=5914&date=2009-10-16 )

Happy NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and All Souls Day. Of course we had All Saints Day on the first of the month. I hope you had a nice one.

I'm participating in NaNo this year. (See my other blog.) I think having NaNo during the month of November colors my writing. I seem to have a lot of death in my novel and I find myself wanting to pattern some of the characters after saints. Here are saints whose feast days fall in November. But I know if I start reading about the lives of saints, I will not get my word count. If I begin researching anything I won't be writing. I'm good at that- reading and researching instead of writing.