Working through The Artist’s Way

I'm already on week 4 of working through the creativity course The Artist's Way. I had grand plans of giving weekly updates as I worked through it, but somehow it's never seemed to work for me to get the darn thing written on a Tuesday night or Wednesday morning (and clearly it didn't work for … Continue reading Working through The Artist’s Way

Wicked Wednesday

I'm finally back from having disappeared for a week (intentionally) in the mountains and managed to get all settled back into real life (harder than it sounds, trust me). As soon as I got back, I dove into a week-long novelette-writing challenge put out by Zombie Pirate Publishing and managed to punch out a 13-ish-k … Continue reading Wicked Wednesday

Magic and Limitations

I've just finished reading Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. It's my first Sanderson book and dang, it was good (the review comes out in SEPTEMBER because I'm just THAT FAR AHEAD - maybe I need another month-long reading hiatus...). In any case, I've got some thoughts about it. First, a while back, I read some articles … Continue reading Magic and Limitations

Learning a new trick: Plotting

Up until now, I've been a one trick pony. Write. Well, and hope. Hope that it's a good story. Hope I can figure out how to make people like it. Hope it flows well. Hope it checks all the boxes. My lovely writing mentor (whose name shall remain secret so that y'all don't try to … Continue reading Learning a new trick: Plotting

Using The Crown as political writing fodder

Have you heard of the Netflix show The Crown? It is a dramatization of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. I'm hooked. In love. I'm there. I adore it. What I love is how well it demonstrates the complexity of her role as a constitutional monarch and one forced to reign in a time of … Continue reading Using The Crown as political writing fodder

How Reading is Helping my Writing (I think)

I believe it's Stephen King who says that if you want to be a good writer, you must make time for lots of reading and lots of writing. I've been trying to do lots of reading (let's be honest here, I have book reviews scheduled through July already, plus I have THREE more already to … Continue reading How Reading is Helping my Writing (I think)

Reflections on the day after my birthday

As an introvert, deep thinker, and Enneagram Type 5, I've spent much of my time this week reflecting. It wasn't a BIG birthday, you know, multiples of fives or even tens, but it was the first birthday after the closing of a difficult chapter in my life. For the past two years or so, things … Continue reading Reflections on the day after my birthday

Musings on my current progress

I've been waiting on some writing news from people and it's been interesting, to say the least. To be entirely consumed by the waiting of words from just a few people is a strange place to be in, and yet, I find myself there. I'm trying VERY hard NOT to be consumed by it, but … Continue reading Musings on my current progress