Saturday Morning Post, Vol 38

*Sits down to write blog. Writes a blog. Hates that blog. Decides to write a new blog. Wants to write something but everything circles back to Covid and no one including herself wants to read any more about that. She needs someone to pull her away from ThredUp before she buys more sweaters* Hullo. "These … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol 38

When Your “why” Doesn’t Feel Special Enough

This Saturday we (me?) talked about the Essay Box. Short recap: "Waaay back when I was applying for college (one day we’ll get into my college story, but it is not this day), I had to write a lot of papers explaining my “why”. Why I had chosen the majors I had chosen (at the … Continue reading When Your “why” Doesn’t Feel Special Enough

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 37

Hope everyone made it through Friday the 13th, 2020 version. I myself am still in Friday and am seated with a heating pad on my neck because of some whiplash from the Mouse King (The Nutcracker rehearsal collision. It went a bit like this....) (I was the guy in the grey. ) (I'm sorry I … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 37

October Wrap Up: woodland kings, revisions, and one slow reader

So just realized that I didn't do an October wrap up last week because it slipped my mind because A: NaNoWriMo and B: I guess I don't want October to end but it is over so here we go. (Pause: did I ever tell you Midwest weather is insane?? Because right now it is *checks … Continue reading October Wrap Up: woodland kings, revisions, and one slow reader

First Drafts That Are as Bad as Skunks Smell

"First drafts are supposed to be messy," a famous writer once said. Or maybe a conglomerate of famous writers. Or maybe that was just the internet screaming at us. We've all heard this maxim before and have been like "yeah yeah, I get it, but my draft isn't just messy it's a dumpster fire and … Continue reading First Drafts That Are as Bad as Skunks Smell

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 35

(just finished watching the Mandalorian and now watching the British Baking Show. It's a good Friday night) Tomorrow is All Hallow's Eve/Halloween/Almost NaNoWriMo. I was thinking back to waaaaay long ago, and I remember sitting on the porch during Trick-or-Treating wearing a cloak and masquerade mask writing....a blog (which is very Bernadette of me. I … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 35

Introducing NaNoWriMo 2020 (let’s hope it’s not as bad as the rest of the year)

IT'S TIME. IT'S REALLY REALLY TIME. NaNoWriMo is coming up THIS WEEKEND. (AND The Mandalorian. We'll just ignore election day looming in the near distance). I'm am PUMPED. Oh and it's gonna be Halloween (almost time for me to sport my glow-in-the-dark elf years.) This will be my 5th year doing NaNoWriMo *gapes*. It's become … Continue reading Introducing NaNoWriMo 2020 (let’s hope it’s not as bad as the rest of the year)

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 34

In the last week or so, I've taken to sitting on the porch in the morning, writing in my notebook. I'm really digging sitting out when the light is still grey, some rain pattering down. The weather has been LOVELY this fall in good old Ohio ("find it here" WHAT ARE WE FINDING HERE??? Cheese … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 34

“Snow comes after fire, and even dragons have their endings.” (book endings)

Last week we talked about opening lines, this week we're talking about ENDING lines. Endings in general, I don't think are anyone's favorite. No one wants to see the end of a good story. They can also be freaking hard to write. But endings are important because nothing, NOTHING is worse than an ending that … Continue reading “Snow comes after fire, and even dragons have their endings.” (book endings)