"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~Toni Morrison

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

WOTW: Flibbertigibbet

Flibbertigibbet:  (noun)  a frivolous, flighty, or excessively talkative person
          Origin:  late Middle English: probably imitative or idle chatter
          (definition taken from  New Oxford American Dictionary)

I first met this word during the 2012 A to Z Challenge.  Just recently, we encountered each other again in Steve Hockensmith's Dawn of the Dreadfuls.  I find that I really enjoy this word and could even use it to describe myself occasionally :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

How's the Novel?

From Family Guy on the Fox Network

Yeah, the novel's not going so well.  I am way behind on word count.  June suddenly became a very busy month for me.  I have to take an online class, and projects and plans keep popping up everywhere.  I will keep working and see what happens.  If nothing else, I have a really good start and a pretty good plan for where it's all going.

Monday, June 11, 2012

WOTW: Rill

Rill  (noun)  a small stream; a shallow channel cut in the ground by running water

I found this word in It by Stephen King where it was used as a verb, "He could hear running water somewhere close, chuckling over stones and rilling between them."

According to Merriam Webster, in verb form the word means "to flow like a rill."

Sunday, June 3, 2012


One song that is inspiring me to keep writing for Camp NaNo.  My book is unwritten, and I am the only one who can write it.  I have already fallen behind unfortunately; I have only written 80 words and spent most of the first day of the challenge planning instead of writing.  I am usually not a planner.

Word of the Week (WOTW)

logy (adj) dull and heavy in motion or thought; sluggish.
   ORIGIN mid 19th century; of uncertain origin; compare with Dutch log meaning heavy or dull
Definition from The New Oxford American Dictionary

I discovered this word while reading It by Stephen King.  He uses it when explaining the factors that lead to the frequent flooding in the town of Derry.  One of these factors is "the entire area's logy drainage."

WOTW is something I will be posting every week.  I will be choosing words that are new to me or that interest me.  This one is definitely a new word for me.