I am not dead, presumed or otherwise

My grand return to blogging and social media has begun. Where am I??? Where have I been??? Who have I been?? (Who have I been?? Getting a little too existential there.) In October of 2019, I gave up on Twitter for some reason. I gave up on Instagram in 2020 for some reason (maybe it … Continue reading I am not dead, presumed or otherwise

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

Soundtracks by Mood: a Comprehensive Guide

I am one of those people who always writes to music. I never, never write without music playing. In fact, I'm listening to music right now. I actually listen to music pretty much constantly. I guess I just like life having a soundtrack. Like I live in a musical. Anywho. I generally listen to movie … Continue reading Soundtracks by Mood: a Comprehensive Guide

Mission Accomplished, Burn Out NOT Avoided

Good morning. Or good afternoon. Or whatever time of day you are reading this. But congratulations. You nearly made it to the end of 2020, a year no one saw coming, or at least I certainly didn't see coming, since I wrote this piece of gold at the beginning of the year: "2020 is cool. … Continue reading Mission Accomplished, Burn Out NOT Avoided

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