A to Z

April is Challenge Month — I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo and the Savvy Authors Boot Camp.

MISSION: FINISH the current novel, which has been languishing as a WIP for too long!

For me, there’s nothing like an external deadline, however voluntary and self-imposed, to get those words flowing. Reporting my progress daily to my teammates gives me a sense of perspective and maybe just a little bit of a kick from friendly competition?

The A to Z blogging challenge occurs at the same time, and as long as I”m being all motivated, dedicated, and productive, I figured, What the heck, why not? 😀

So, starting Monday and every day throughout April (with Sundays off), there will be a new post on my blog –one for every letter of the alphabet.

A to Z Challenge [2013]

Now to decide what category to blog about…what fun! it’s like playing Scattergories!  Only this falls under the category of building-a-social-media-platform.

“P” is for “Productive Procrastination.” 😀


A blog is born!

And unlike a baby, it had to be named before it could be born. Also unlike a baby, the blog has no gender. But it was still difficult to choose a name.

Why Creative Fog?

  • because fog  creates a mysterious, writer-ly atmosphere. It seems like anything can  happen in the fog — it’s secretive, ephemeral, and fleeting. Much like the creative muse.
  • because fog is iconic to San Francisco, where I live — it existed  long before the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, or even the city itself.

fog gg bridge [pd]       OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

  • because fog, as Carl Sandburg wrote, “comes on little cat feet…” — that’s how ideas creep up on me, out of a creative fog.
  • because fog refreshes what is stale and tired, including my imagination.
  • because “fog” rhymes with “blog.”

                                                                 cat paw prints