Writing is Not a DIY Project

I have drafted quite a few novels over the years (12 I think??? Geez), but I still can tell you, every time I sit down to do prep before I write a novel…I’m never sure what it was I did the last time. BUM BUM BUM It’s officially October, which means preptober for those of … Continue reading Writing is Not a DIY Project

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 61

1. September 22nd. It's officially fall. And it couldn't be a better first, fall morning at 8am. It's dark and deeply overcast. It's cool, and already there are brown leaves scattered across the lawn. The rain is steady, soft drifts of it coming down. It patters with a metallic thunk on the cars, drips and … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 61

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 60

1. I think contentedness is better than happiness. Or maybe I simple prefer the word content to happy. Both are emotions. But happiness evokes a evokes a certain vibe, a style, an emotion that demands certain mannerisms. Happiness is energy. Happiness is yellow. Happiness can feel frail, always on the verge of flying away, forgetting … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 60

August Wrap Up (really I’m just excited about September)

So I was googling myself today for no particular reason... I found old blogs that I didn't realize had been reblogged, found a poem on Poetry Nook and like....how did it get there??? I vaguely remember submitting to there circa 2012 (or earlier). But anyway, there's a poem there and it's really bad (also there's … Continue reading August Wrap Up (really I’m just excited about September)

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

Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 56

1. Being an introvert can be hard…(I’m an introvert, in case anyone didn’t know). Being an introvert can feel like you’re constantly trying to be more extroverted. Constantly pushing yourself to be more sociable, and constantly brushing up on your people skills. We usually don’t talk about the benefits of being an introvert. Only the … Continue reading Saturday Morning Post, Vol. 56

Writing Struggles with J.R.R Tolkien

I was organizing my bookshelf last Saturday afternoon, as one does on Saturday afternoons. I picked up a book (as one does when organizing a bookshelf, completely abandoning the project originally started.) It was Humphrey Carpenter's Tolkien, a lovely '77 edition. Started reading it and found some quotes that are just GOLD and thought we … Continue reading Writing Struggles with J.R.R Tolkien

Writing Like a Freight Train (I might kinda recommend it)

This is kinda of a long story so I'll try to sum up as nicely as possible. *ahem* A while back I had the idea to write a novel in a style I called "stream, of consciousness" or "brain dumping "(I know I know. That is basically pantsing but just bear with me alright). That … Continue reading Writing Like a Freight Train (I might kinda recommend it)