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CampNaNo April 2020 Week 1

Week one is (mostly) done, and so I thought I may be too. Not because I'm sick of this story--on the contrary I'm super excited about it--but because I didn't record my words correctly on any day, and I'm behind! I actually spent a lot of time reorganizing and plotting the first couple days of… Continue reading CampNaNo April 2020 Week 1

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April CampNaNo Kickoff

It's finally April, a month I've been looking forward to (and also dreading a little) all year. When I planned out my 2020 writing schedule, I used the National Novel Writing Months as a framework for my first drafts. April, July, and November are all for drafting, while the other months are for brainstorming, plotting,… Continue reading April CampNaNo Kickoff

Health

Novel (and) Coronavirus

(see what I did with the title there, oh, so clever am I, hehehe) I care about most companies's response to COVID-19 about as much as you care about my response, but since you're here, I guess I'll tell you how I'm coping. Basically, I am fine. I already work from home and have for… Continue reading Novel (and) Coronavirus

Writing

The Korinniad – An Excerpt

Bored? Trapped inside? Need an escape? Here's the first chapter of The Korinniad, for your reading pleasure: CHAPTER I Sing, O muse, of that ancient landWhere heroes did toil and win,And grant this scribe a passing glanceAt the life of our heroine. Thriving—or not!—amongst mortals,Monsters, and many-numbered gods,The tale of a simple maidenWith purpose and… Continue reading The Korinniad – An Excerpt

Writing

Art Makes the World Go Round

I consider myself a very lucky person in that so many of my friends are exceptional artists. I'm doubly lucky because I was able to commission a piece from one of them based on The Korinniad. Tonenina, a friend I've had since I was 13 (that's almost 20 years!), crafted this amazing piece for me… Continue reading Art Makes the World Go Round

Writing

How Long Should My Chapters Be?

I made another AuthorTube video for this week, but I also thought I'd doctor up my script to make a post. If you'd rather watch this blog, scroll on down and go to YouTube, or you can also just keep reading if you find my voice as annoying as I do. So, a question that's… Continue reading How Long Should My Chapters Be?

Writing

Getting Hacked Sucks (And Other Observances)

I woke up to pee at about 1am on Wednesday. A normal occurrence, frequent even given my tiny bladder and penchant for hydration, but then this middle of the night wee ended up anything but normal as it sparked a four plus hour long clean up of my internet presence. A friend had texted me… Continue reading Getting Hacked Sucks (And Other Observances)

Self Publishing, Writing

Diving Into AuthorTube

This week's blog is actually a video. Have fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzKaJM2jR_I

Cats, Spirituality

Rutherford

In August 2017 Hurricane Harvey spawned storms into Tampa Bay that downed trees and knocked out power. Andy and I went on our usual walk along the Hillsborough River after the storms had passed. There was debris and water everywhere, but the clouds had gone and the sky had that post-storm brightness to it, even… Continue reading Rutherford

Writing

Art & Anxiety

This week has been one of the best and one of the worst. On one hand, I've completed something that I'm incredibly proud of, and I've put it out into the world. And on the other hand...I PUT IT OUT INTO THE WORLD! https://giphy.com/gifs/parks-and-rec-nbc-leslie-knope-10ABvIA9IM29tC That's the eternal struggle. I want to dedicate my life to… Continue reading Art & Anxiety