Hi. I’m okay, thanks for checking. I know there were probably some of you who wondered if my corner of the universe had imploded since I didn’t make a September 22 Hobbit Day post. I am sorry about that. I also don’t have a great excuse. I think I blinked at the beginning of SeptemberContinue reading “In light of your concern…”
There’s something wonderful and terrifying about starting a new story. Extra terrifying if you’re working in a genre where the nerds will kill you if you desecrate their sacred rites but will not give you the time of day if you don’t make something new. Also corpses. Thankfully not mine. This time. In case you’reContinue reading “Writing Update: August 31, 2021”
So in case you were wondering if I was hauled off by an errant dragon, got hopelessly lost somewhere between Les Miserables and the present day, or just quit blogging, Hi. I’m not dead. I’d say I needed a vacation, but I’ve been spending almost every spare minute editing a half-written novel, so that wouldContinue reading “Writing Update (August 14, 2021)”
Drumroll, please, for BookmarkedOne’s second blogiversary! I’m still here! Woo! So first order of business is to say thank you to my 181 followers for putting up with my book snobbery and reading my late-night rants about dragons and tea (or sometimes dragons drinking tea). Thank you. Your comments usually wind up making my day.Continue reading “Blogiversary!”
So I accidentally started reading my first NaNoWriMo novel yesterday.
A couple of clarifications here:
I’m not one of those people who as done NaNo forever and a day,
When I say “accidentally,” I don’t mean I fell in a hole and remarkably discovered my old manuscript in the mud, typed up and tied together with a ribbon.
Unblocked. I think. Sort of. I am writing about mermaids. Or I will be. Right now I am writing about a shy, stuffy little professor-type in 1901 who blushes whenever a pretty girl is in the room and who is following the plot about as much as a sleepy cat chasing a pussy willow. WhichContinue reading “Writing Update: June Mermaids and Paganini”
By now you know I am convinced fantasy is the best and most beautiful genre of fiction in the world. But I don’t often talk about why. A while back (yes, concerts and work and university finals, I know. I’m awake now) I stumbled across Sarah Seele’s lovely post “They Found Loveliness Everywhere.” Do goContinue reading “Mind Magic: Escapism, Fantasy, and why it’s the best thing mankind invented.”
So I’m workshopping short stories this week. I love workshops. I love the energy, the creative flow, the fresh perspectives you get from throwing writers together and saying “Go!” The problem, you ask? I’m kind of a horrible person. You see, nice, ordinary people would read the stories and say “Wow! You made a thing!Continue reading “The Sad Life of a Grammar Snob”
So you might remember a few days ago I thought the solution to my writerly troubles was tea, sleep, and a deep breath? Spoilers: I was wrong. I don’t understand my brain. I spent an entire weekend trying to peck out the draft of a short story I had a deadline for and fought myContinue reading “Writing Update: Things are…less terrible”
So it’s 11:30 at night, and I’m up writing. I have a deadline this week, and I have started five different projects without getting past the beginning of any of them. I only need one. Yeah, this is the part where the little voice in the back of my head that keeps me on trackContinue reading “Writing Update (I am, as usual, a lovely mess)”