On Daring to Write…despite all the voices in my head telling me not to…

I think everyone has a small grimy goblin sitting in the back of their head saying all the things we shouldn’t dare to do. Well. At least, that’s the way it seems. Mine is particularly vocal. And I hate it with a passion that is not to be denied. Most people would say caution isContinue reading “On Daring to Write…despite all the voices in my head telling me not to…”

Reading Update: June 26, 2020

It’s reading season. Every summer, when I got off from school, the first thing in order was a trip to the library. I waited every year for the summer reading programs. Not for the prizes or for many of the events, though I won and went to a few. I lived for the challenge. HowContinue reading “Reading Update: June 26, 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”

Pitchapalooza!/Writing Update

Today was the day! Twenty books randomly chosen from National November Writing Month participants were pitched to The Book Doctors. In a live video stream, those twenty lucky pitches are reviewed, and two of those have a chance to be sent to an official publisher. Was I ready for this? Was I waiting two hoursContinue reading “Pitchapalooza!/Writing Update”

Writing Update: March 3, 2020

Writing Status: Unblocked, but at the most inconvenient times. Why is it we have our most brilliant ideas when we have no pens? Or paper? Or are trying to study/work/are being observed by the more sane non-writerly portion of the population (is “more sane” even the right term for that)? I shouldn’t have dazzling ideasContinue reading “Writing Update: March 3, 2020”

Writing Update: February 15, 2020

Writing Status: …uncertain. Have you ever been in that place where you don’t have writer’s block–and you also still have writer’s block? I come here every so often. The stories are still buzzing in the back of my head, but every time I try to sit down to write something…pif, they’re gone. Or I stillContinue reading “Writing Update: February 15, 2020”

Writing Update: December 24, 2019

Writing Status: Happily Unblocked Finished a first draft of a short story yesterday. Now it’s down to picking apart little details. Figuring out just what I want to do with the magic system, and if it makes sense to anyone except me. And dwelling on it as if I’m living inside it. Adding the gooeyContinue reading “Writing Update: December 24, 2019”

Reading Update: December 13, 2019

So I finally (finally finally) have some time to myself to read again. (cue deep sigh of relief, please!) The last weeks of November/beginning of December are always super crazy for musicians. You want someone to play carols at parties. Provide mood music for craft fairs. Year-end concerts. The like. And if you’re in university,Continue reading “Reading Update: December 13, 2019”

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”

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