I began this blog when I was fourteen. This will be no surprise to those of you (cough, my sister, cough) who have been reading since the grand old year 2015, or those of you who have scrolled back that far in the archives. The old posts? They have a particularly adolescent tinge to them. … More The Title Must Change
I’ve been struggling a little lately, in a way I think we all have been. We’ve been stuck in some awful, parallel-dimension-feeling way of life for over a year now, and it’s taking a cumulative toll on everyone. Most days, I hardly even notice it – I think that’s common, too. Humans are highly adaptable. … More Ways to Fill the Void
I started two think-piece-ish/rant posts, but both of them turned out to be bad and stupid and I couldn’t get them finished. But I really wanted to post today, so have a chunk of book. Out of context, of course. Dwyn picked her way through the workroom and the shop to the front door. She … More Another Book Snippet
I almost didn’t make this post, because it’s nearly a month after the fact and that felt “too far removed.” But then I decided that if trees fall on your house, you can milk it for content whenever you darn well please. Anyone clicking through from my Twitter already knows this, as I (a child … More No One Yelled “Timber”
I want to, as I have in the past, label this “[Title of Work] Snippets, Part 1” so that this can be continuous and easy to find. The only problem with that is that neither this book nor its accompanying series have titles yet. So we’re just going to have to wait on that little … More A Pleasantly Ambiguous Snippet
Last Saturday, I did my lifeguard re-certification. My current one (well, not my current one any more, I suppose) doesn’t expire until April, but Red Cross courses are somewhat few and far between, and I need to be certified to assistant manage the pool this summer, so I kind of had to strike while the … More The Brick Test
Or, perhaps, “Fat Tuesday” or “Mardi Gras” if you are so inclined. I, however, prefer pancakes over the other two options, and so that is how I have chosen to identify the day. Very English of me, for someone who has few ties to England (other than a pre-teen Doctor Who obsession) and has yet … More It’s Pancake Day!
It’s no secret that the blog has been somewhat stagnant of late. It is the “why” of this fact that is less clear, however. It’s been many eons since I was constantly updating, and I have seen more engagement even in drier periods; so what is the reason? I’ve figured it out. What are the … More Something (Extra) is Wrong
Well. With step one. As of last night, when I gave it its last read-through and edit, all of my worldbuilding for the-book-series-that-has-to-do-with-Suo-Gan is done. I have a really solid world (the magic and religious systems, in particular, make me rather happy) and, actually, the bare bones of my plot. Or so I think. I’m … More I’m All Done!
I’ve done this once before. Feel free to blast to the past to read that if you’d like. Enjoy. I like dark chocolate. It’s bitter and unpleasant, like me. “Why are you crushing my dreams?” “Your dreams are wrong.” And I will raise you up on eagle’s wings — how do you like all the … More I Keep A List of Quotes From My Daily Life (that I think are funny) On My Phone