Welcome to the New Dr Mary Ann’s Academy Blog

I’ve been neglecting this blog for many (many) months but starting today I’m going to try to do better. My plan is to add two new posts a month.

Around the second week of the month I’ll be updating you about my current writing projects and letting you know how you can learn more about The Baron’s Box. The fourth week of the month I’ll be sending you something I think is interesting. It might be a tidbit from one of my current works in progress, a review of something interesting I’ve read, my thoughts of the state of the world (but not too much political content, you’ve got plenty of other places to read that!). I may even experiment with new media — a video or cartoon, perhaps.

For today’s update you may be pleased to know I’m again participating in National Novel Writer’s Month. NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. Winners get the pleasure of having written, some goodies from the sponsors, plus a lovely print-it-yourself certificate. I’ve participated for several years — The Baron’s Box began life as a NaNoWriMo project.

My project this year, tentatively entitled The Hybrid, tell the story of April Marshall who begins the story with the prognosis of early-onset non-Alzheimer’s dementia. She is invited to participate in a study that offers the possibility of delaying or reversing her decline through the implantation of an artificial intelligence device. As of this writing I’m about 25,000 words into the story. Wish me luck.