My (hopefully) triumphant return

Well, I'm back. Before I start this....is anyone listening?? It's been so long I feel like I'm in an underground bunker, desperately manning the radio and sending out Morse code, hoping someone else survived the global nuclear meltdown. My last post was - good golly - on Oct 31st, appropritaly titled "I only come out … Continue reading My (hopefully) triumphant return

You never know what’s gonna happen: 6 years of NaNoWriMo

(I haven't written a blog since October 6th??? Hahah, WHOOPS) Before we get into this, let's do a quick recap: yes, I have been terribly absent from the blogsphere, and doing a not-to-good job at being consistent on Instagram, but I'm giving it my best shot, alright?? I have a lot of editing to do, … Continue reading You never know what’s gonna happen: 6 years of NaNoWriMo

thoughts from a writer melted by summer

Summer 2020 sucked. Summer 2021 has sucked in its own way too, not least because of the constant cycle of disasters world over and the stream of bad news. Though we may not have had murder hornets this year, we did have people trying to convince us to eat cicadas. The amount of creativity I've … Continue reading thoughts from a writer melted by summer

THE JOLLY GENRE JUBILEE: A WRITING TAG

The wonderful, amazing, illustrious, cookie-flinging Kenzie recently started a new writing tag and I'M ALL ON BOARD *pulls train whistle* The Jolly Genre Jubilee is all about (you guessed it) GENRE. First some housekeeping: RULES & REGULATIONS thank the blogger who tagged you, and leave a link back to their blogleave a link back to … Continue reading THE JOLLY GENRE JUBILEE: A WRITING TAG

If something can go wrong, it should go wrong (like in fiction. Not real life. Please not real life)

(When was the last time I did a post on Wednesday? I have no idea, yet here we are. Welcome back) "If something can go wrong, it will go wrong." Murphy's law. An old military saying. Whatever you like to think of it as. Along similar lines, I would like to create a new saying; … Continue reading If something can go wrong, it should go wrong (like in fiction. Not real life. Please not real life)

A Long Way to Get From Here to There (finding your voice, etc)

"As far as my knowledge goes, children who have an early bent for writing have no special inclination to attempt the writing of fairy-stories, unless that has been almost the sole form of literature presented to them." J.R.R Tolkien, On Fairy Stories We'll get back to that in a second. My brain has been rattling … Continue reading A Long Way to Get From Here to There (finding your voice, etc)

Writing Retreat #2: no disasters, only microwavable mac and cheese

(I warned you that there may be no blog posts last week because I was giving myself a writing retreat, and lo and behold, there were none. Nevertheless, I'm back.) Last January I went away to give myself a writing retreat for a few days, back when I thought 2020 was gonna be a fantastic … Continue reading Writing Retreat #2: no disasters, only microwavable mac and cheese