I am not lost…

January 4, 2018

Long Time No See…

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Been a while, hasn’t it?

Man, the end (or you know, the totality) of 2017 was a bit of a nightmare. I’ve completely fallen off the horse in a lot of ways, both online and offline. And as is so commonly the case, I’m going to try and take the start of 2018 to rebook myself. So here’s what’s been going on, and what I’m hoping to do in the future.



December 16, 2016


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It’s still Friday, right?! ONLY IF I WRITE SUPER FAST

Okay, so here’s why you didn’t have a post earlier.


January 4, 2016

New Year, New Me?

I’m generally not a fan of that phrase–“new year, new me”–because to me, it claims that something about the “old” you was bad. There’s nothing wrong with the “me” I was back in 2015; I just know that I could be better. So rather than being a “new me,” I’m hoping to just be a “better me.” I’ve seen a lot of others posting goals and whatnot for the new year, and I figured I’d do something the same.


October 29, 2015

The Question of Inspiration and NaNoWriMo

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So NaNoWriMo is coming.

(I had to.)

But in all seriousness. If you’ve been following my blog for any stretch of time, you know that NaNo is a big deal for me. Attempted every year since 2006, completed every year since 2008. This will be my 4th year as an ML – the municipal liaison (regional coordinator) for an area. My 2009 NaNo novel is my MFA manuscript.

This is a big deal for me.

And I’m not ready for this year.


July 16, 2015

I Haven’t Shot a Gun in Thirty Years… (Or Fifty-Five)

So if you live in a portion of the Internet that talks about books (and if you don’t, how on Earth did you find my blog?) then you probably know that GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee was released recently. The story is set in Scout’s future: everyone is older, the world is different, Scout (now Jean Louise) is trying to live an adult life. I haven’t had a chance to read the book yet (I will, no worries) but I’ve seen article after article about one particular topic. It’s one dear to my heart. And if you follow me on Facebook, you know it’s something I’ve already spoken about.

So let’s talk about Atticus Finch.


July 1, 2015

Attack of the Sequel

I am a firm believer that there are too many sequels out there in the world. Every movie I’ve seen lately has had just enough left open at the end that everyone in the audience can say, “Whoop, well there’s Movie 2 for you.” And there is inevitably a Movie 2, and probably Movie 3, 4 and Reboot coming as well. So many major motion pictures are being split into two (I’m looking at you, Breaking DawnDeathly HallowsMockingjay…ahem.) or if not that, into three (ahem, Hobbit) and I sit back and wonder when the madness is going to end. Can’t we make new things anymore? It seems like everything is forced to happen, whether we like it or not.

…So what happens when I look at my long-worked-on novel, and realize…it has a sequel?


June 10, 2015

Why I Need Feminism…or something. (Am I Doing This Right?)

I’ll be honest. I’m tired of seeing those words in my title. I completely understand that gender inequality is rampant and that there are still major reasons that this phrase is traveling around the Internet. None of that is the issue. What I’m really tired of are the militant positions on either side, dealing in absolutes: if you have ever thought anything against gender equality, you are a bad person and you should feel bad forever, you are shunned for ever.

Hold up, Inspector Javert. Lemme tell you a story about a little girl (a little girl) that you should hear.


March 31, 2015

Schedules and Writing and Videos…?

Good afternoon, my faithful blog followers. I appreciate anyone reading this, since it means that you’ve stuck around even when I’ve got dark. Thanks so much! Here’s the scoop:

I want to try and start writing in here consistently again. I’ve been watching my friend and fellow writer Denise Drespling’s videos on YouTube lately and seeing her blogs, and it makes me want to be a part of that world again. (Don’t know who Denise is? For shame! Check out her blog here and/or her YouTube here.) So if I’m going to get back into this, it means getting back on this blog and poking at my keyboard for a while and hopefully spelling out words to go to you. I have books to read and review, and probably topics to talk about! Why am I not blogging?!

Well, if you’ve followed me long enough, you probably know why. (Spoilers: depression kills motivation. So much. So so much.) My hopeful plan is below the cut.


November 12, 2014

NaNoWriMo Week 2: Never Give Up!

This is a great sentiment for Week 2 of NaNoWriMo, but honestly…we all know why I wanted to write this.


Any excuse to put this into a blog post. ANY EXCUSE.


September 9, 2014

Book Review: The Great Gatsby

I was talking to someone online who’d checked out my blog and really appreciated my review of To Kill a Mockingbird, and noted that he’d really enjoy seeing my take on The Great Gatsby. 

Anyone who knows me knows full well that this is not a challenge I can pass by.


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