Writing Books (that have already been written…)

It happened again. I know I’m not alone. You come up with a thrilling idea, write a short story or even a novel, giddily tell all your friends, enter it to contests, give it to early readers… …and someone has already written it. And it’s fabulous! And it’s popular! And everyone loves it! And it’sContinue reading “Writing Books (that have already been written…)”

Hobbity Cheer for New Year’s

So I was up until almost 1:00 this morning watching The Return of the King. You could pretend to be surprised. The odyssey started on January 30th. This year a few loved ones and I decided to complete the challenge–to line it all up so Theoden says “So it begins” as the clock strikes twelve.Continue reading “Hobbity Cheer for New Year’s”

The 100 Followers Appreciation Post

Raising my glass (or tea tankard, as the case may be) to the lovely readers who have found something they like in BookmarkedOne! A hearty thank-you to you all. This wouldn’t be nearly as much fun writing to silent void. And I know. I’ve experience in both. I am aware I’m late to the partyContinue reading “The 100 Followers Appreciation Post”

A Very Happy Baggins Birthday

September 22, everyone! Happy birthday to our favorite hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Here’s to the hope that you spent the day the way a true hobbit should–with good food, plenty of it, better music, the best of friends, and no socks or shoes. Or, you know, failing that, reading one of the best fantasyContinue reading “A Very Happy Baggins Birthday”

Someday-Never

Everyone has a Neverland. That’s what J.M. Barrie seems to say. He says a lot of other things that people have henpecked bloody over the years. That’s not the point. Everyone has something, somewhere, someone, they keep close when they shut their eyes. And, so it would seem, it’s only by forgetting, by refusing toContinue reading “Someday-Never”

Life off the Page: Someday-Never

So in the midst of reading Beowulf and falling in love with Anglo-Saxon poetry again, I started thinking about one particular castle I’ve wanted to visit and how awesome it would be to shout the Old English opening into the space. Ignoring, of course, that at the moment I can’t travel anywhere. But that doesn’tContinue reading “Life off the Page: Someday-Never”

Unridden Train

I used to live in a house across from a long stretch of railroad track. I could hear it, at night, lying awake in the dark. Freight trains. Not the kind anyone rode. When it was far away, it would be just a wail, almost like the cry of an owl, but longer, airier. Lost.Continue reading “Unridden Train”

Blogiversary! July 28, 2020

Light the fireworks and bring in the Hobbit feast! BookmarkedOne has officially reached its one year birthday! I don’t quite know what to do with myself now. It doesn’t really seem like it can have been a year already. But it is–365 days, 88 posts, and here we are. So how am I going toContinue reading “Blogiversary! July 28, 2020”

Writing Update: May 12, 2020

My writing brain tends to click on at the most inopportune times. One o’clock in the morning on a regular basis. While moving house. During university finals. So here I am, craziest time of the year, elbow-deep in urban fantasy. Again. Can’t say I’m anything but perfectly happy about it. It’s not great for gettingContinue reading “Writing Update: May 12, 2020”

Writing–so very worth it in the end

So about four months ago, I submitted another short story to the Writers of the Future Contest. Urban fantasy. New York. Tabby cat. Ink and glass. The usual works. And as always, I went through the same phases of “submit-a-story-trauma.” Feel free to read the gibbering little blog post on it…or let be enough toContinue reading “Writing–so very worth it in the end”

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