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”

Dragonfell

Book Review No. 19: Dragonfell by Sarah Prineas Series: Standalone Genre: Children’s Fantasy (middle-grade) Content for the Sensitive Reader: Family tension, level of battle/suspense/violence typical for fantasy. Completion Date: Summer 2019 BookmarkedOne Rating: 7/10 So after falling in love with Sarah Prineas’ Magic Thief series, I had to snap up Dragonfell. I mean, seriously. Dragons.Continue reading “Dragonfell”

Bad Writing Habits I Have

So since it’s almost 2020 (Happy New Year, everybody!) and most normal people are forming resolutions, I thought I’d make a little list of writing habits that are frankly terrible ideas and should probably be resolved. Right. About that. The idea comes from the fabulous children’s book author Diane Zahler, who left a post “IContinue reading “Bad Writing Habits I Have”

Writing Update: The End of NaNoWriMo

Well, it’s December now. All of the groggy little writers who spent a month writing 50,000 words are sleeping in and waking up to see the world hasn’t fallen to shivers while they’ve been away. Everything’s much the same. Except, of course, for those of us who made the journey. Victors or not in theContinue reading “Writing Update: The End of NaNoWriMo”

Writing Update: NaNoWriMo…?

So I actually already finished my goal of 50,000 words for the month. Two days ago? Not sure how that happened. Not sure how I feel about it, either. No bells and whistles and whooping went off in my head. No banshee-screams like when I’ve discovered news of favorable contest results, loud enough to frightenContinue reading “Writing Update: NaNoWriMo…?”

Catching Up Part 2: Dragonfest 2019

So in between working on NaNoWriMo (I’m still alive after 18,000 words in 6 days! Ha!), here is the promised blog post about Grand Bookish Adventure no. 2: Dragonfest Renaissance faire. Even though it’s been a couple weeks since it happened. As word of explanation, I am a strolling player at the festivals–wander around, wearContinue reading “Catching Up Part 2: Dragonfest 2019”

Catching Up: Book Haul

So as an apology for not blogging as often lately, and for the absentee blogger I am almost certainly going to become during NaNoWriMo, I am going to bend one of my rules and blog about my life instead of books or things that didn’t happen or someone else’s stories. That way you can understandContinue reading “Catching Up: Book Haul”

So…I might be doing NaNoWriMo…

So I finally caved in to my writing brain and announced a project for NaNoWriMo 2019. That’s right–in addition to full time-university classes, work, rehearsals, performance gigs, blogging, theorizing on magic systems and hunting dragons (was that last one out loud?) I am going to attempt to write 50,000 words in a month. Maintaining sanityContinue reading “So…I might be doing NaNoWriMo…”

Life off the Page

So this month, I get to do one of my favorite things in the world. No, I’m not spending three days locked in a closet with my laptop and a pile of snacks to get some writing done. Funny. I’m actually going outside, in the crisp fall air, forgetting about deadlines, stress, and responsibilities, andContinue reading “Life off the Page”

Dragon Rider: The Griffin’s Feather

Book Review no. 5: Dragon Rider: the Griffin’s Feather by Cornelia Funke Series: Dragon Rider, no. 2 Genre: Middle-grade fantasy/magical realism Completion Date: August 10, 2019 Content for the Sensitive Reader: some conventional mild language, oath-swearing by mushrooms and the Norse gods, references/appeals by characters to unknown gods for help, violence below the level typicalContinue reading “Dragon Rider: The Griffin’s Feather”

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