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Monday Miscellanea, 10/31/22

Nonfiction November

Text: Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions โ€“ What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year? Do you have a particular topic youโ€™ve been attracted to more this year? What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?

Since I decided to do NaNoWriMo in November, I realized I probably don’t have time for proper weekly Nonfiction November posts, but I do want to give a shout out to the event and share what I’ve been reading this year. The month-long event kicks of at Doing Dewey, one of my favorite nonfiction blogs.

I’ve read 18 nonfiction books so far this year, which accounts for a little over 40% of my book reading. As usual, I’ve read a few magic-related books: Derek Delgaudio’s Amoralman and Mark Edward’s Psychic Blues, as well as a couple rereads. I’ve also read a two LGBTQ+ memoirs (Spinning by Tillie Walden and Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe) and a book on queerness through the lens of horror movies (It Came from the Closet, edited by Joe Vallese, review pending). Those of you who might know me from years past: I also finally read In Cold Blood by Truman Capote!

As usual, I look forward to everyone else’s posts and my TBR pile growing.

Ultimate Frisbee

A list of standings for ultimate frisbee teams.

My fall league team, Pullitzers, has continued its winning streak. Personally, I’ve been playing fairly well, which is nice. Tomorrow we meet the other undefeated team; that will be a test. We also have a game on Thursday. (The league theme is awards/awards shows/other contests; hence, the punny names)

We’ve started preparations for our annual tournament, New Year Fest, which takes place at the end of January and hosts teams from across the country. Our long time tournament director is stepping down, so there is some added stress as we get a new TD on board.

Writing Check-In

NaNoWriMo banner for 2022

This post is a bit late because I finished the draft of my “California Gothic” short story today. I wanted a draft done before NaNoWriMo. Procrastinator, I am. I did work on it last week, but did some NaNo prep too. The draft isn’t great, but it’s done, coming in at ~5500 words. Obviously, I’m letting it sit until December.

National Novel Writing Month starts in 90 minutes. I’ll probably kick off at midnight.

No new rejections.


Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

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