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”

Life off the Page: Castle Music

Where was I today? Umm…playing “Meditation” on my violin inside a castle chapel/great hall and listening to the fantastic acoustics as my music reached the painted clouds? Serious, I wasn’t just daydreaming when I was reading. It was real. The castle is called Chateau Charmant, and it’s smack in the middle of a patch ofContinue reading “Life off the Page: Castle Music”

Nerd Cons and Adventures

So I spent my Saturday with a group of mercenaries happily attacking each other with steel weapons, waving at the Queen, participating in the arrest of anti-heroes, and playing as much fiddle music as I could.

Is it true most people just have friends over to watch a movie on the weekends and order a pizza?

Playing the Fiddler

By now, some of you may have realized I get unusual jobs. Be a strolling player at a Renaissance festival? Play electric violin for a private studio concert? Sure, why not? But the job I took in mid-November (smack in the middle of NaNoWriMo) was probably the most unusual for a while. Job Description: Wanted:Continue reading “Playing the Fiddler”

Electric Violin

I’ve never actually played an electric violin before this weekend. Nor did I actually know I was going to be doing so until the Friday before. It happened something like this. A week ago, I was asked to play the solo electric violin part (on my regular violin, please note) with two student performers, justContinue reading “Electric Violin”

Just Musician Things…

If there’s one thing that competes with my love of books, it’s my violin. And this week turned out to be more of a violin week than a book week. After writing this post, I’m not sure how much sense it’s going to make to anyone who doesn’t play. Just take it like reading aContinue reading “Just Musician Things…”

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”

Writing Update: October 14, 2019

So this is going to have to be a short post, only to say it’s going to be the lone post until…well, probably after next Wednesday-ish, if I know myself. Why, you wonder, have I been absent from my self-imposed bloggish duties? Well, I was supposed to have a fall break. I think I blinkedContinue reading “Writing Update: October 14, 2019”

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”

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