I can't believe I didn't blog about this right away, but it was very much like one of those dreams that make you feel hazy and floaty when you wake up like you know it didn't really happen but you have all the emotions like it did, except this was real. So. Words. They're hard.… Continue reading I Saw Neil Gaiman Speak
#1LineWed – Theme: Attempt
I finished the big edit of Throne in the Dark yesterday and sent the final act off to my critique partner. The manuscript still needs work, as always, but it's so much closer now, and this is perhaps the most eager I've ever been to get a book out into the world. Today's #1linewed comes… Continue reading #1LineWed – Theme: Attempt
A Handful of Thoughts on Saturday Night
I just watched Don't Look Up. The only thing "wrong" with this movie is that the people who need to learn from it absolutely won't, and it gives the rest of us with brains in our heads worse anxiety than we've already got. Seriously, I was on the verge of a panic attack the whole… Continue reading A Handful of Thoughts on Saturday Night
Why is it a race to as many books as possible? Why isn't it a race to the best books possible? (I mean, I know why: money. We need it to survive. This is just a general spewing of thoughts...) This is something I am struggling with, and I want to understand and accept, and… Continue reading The Tide
I Relate Too Much To This
New Girl, S4E2: Jess: I don't want to hurt their feelings.Schmidt: Hurt their feel--do you just walk around all day thinking about other peoples' feelings?Jess: Yeah! Don't you?Schmidt: No! How do you get anything done?Jess: It's hard! That's it, that's the post. I've been watching a lot of TV lately.
Airports Are Comfort
Photo by Anugrah Lohiya on Pexels.com Having anxiety often makes you feel totally alone in the world, like you're the only person who doesn't know what they're doing, like you're an alien hiding in plain sight, like you are every kind of wrong and there's nothing you could ever do to be right. But in… Continue reading Airports Are Comfort
I've rewritten this blog about four times this morning because I've got the desire to put some feelings out there, but I'm not sure what those even are. I woke up about an hour ago with this overwhelming wave of melancholy that I need to rinse off with words. Cast off the ick, throw it… Continue reading Getting There
Do You Love Writing?
Or do you just love the idea of being a writer? The struggling, dejected, starving, tormented artist isn't just a trope, it's practically a rule. With writing specifically, many will tell you how much they actually hate the work. I'm sure I've said it and even written it plenty of times myself. And to be… Continue reading Do You Love Writing?
Does Community Deserve That Movie It’s Always Talking About?
I just finished watching the sixth season. I religiously watched the show when it aired, back when you had to wait for TV. I loved it, in many ways it taught me more about humor and meta-ness than anything else ever has, and I hate to brag but I was committed enough to actually tweet… Continue reading Does Community Deserve That Movie It’s Always Talking About?
Everything That Feels So Good
I heard this song for the first time today (yeah, I'm late by about half a year, what of it?), and, like, it's perfect??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGPdXYG1msg Anyway, just had a religious experience this afternoon and felt understood on the deepest level imaginable. It's whatever. P.S. I don't know if I like that video or not (I'm… Continue reading Everything That Feels So Good