I am not lost…

December 6, 2015

NaNoWriMo Recap and Future Plans

So NaNoWriMo is over, and our TGIO party is tomorrow. It’s always a bit of a bittersweet feeling, coming to the end of November. This was a more difficult one than usual, as I mentioned at the beginning of the month. (Just before? I can’t remember anymore.) As usual, I always think that knowing the story–knowing the characters–all of that planning kind of stuff will help me. And it never does. I just get stuck because in my head, the story is already told and writing it all over again feels repetitious–and there are few things I hate more than repeating myself over and over and over again. (I have trouble with revision for this very reason. Go figure.)

So despite the fact that Manhattan and Damian are characters I know as well as any I’ve worked with in many ways, it was a battle to write their story. And yet again, 8 years running now, I’ve failed to actually finish the STORY in the month of November.

Some day. SOME DAY.



October 14, 2015

Looking Toward the Future

Filed under: Personal — R @ 12:00 pm
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Hey look! A blog post that isn’t a book review! I know, it’s amazing, isn’t it? It’s been a very interesting journey lately in the life of Rion. As you may have seen, I haven’t exactly been living up to what I’d wanted to. I haven’t finished the prompts I promised for my September call. (I do intend to, I promise.) I haven’t written as many blog posts that aren’t reviews as I would have liked. I haven’t been reading as much as I wanted. But here’s some answers as to why.


June 2, 2015

Long Time No See / MFA Programs

Hey there everyone! I know it’s been a while since I posted last, and I apologize for that. (Actually as I look back, it’s less time than I thought. But it’s still more time than is really permissible.) I still owe a good friend a review for her book that I read, and I intend to deliver. Things are still going a little rough for me; I haven’t found a new job yet, I’m still doing battle with depression (though the new meds are working better than any of the others), and it’s hard to find a pattern or routine when there’s–quite literally–nothing forcing you to do anything. But I’m still going to try.

However, I’m back today to bring some attention to an article I just read, and talk about what it made me think. Before jumping under the cut, go take a look at Kameron Hurley’s article “I Don’t Care About Your MFA.”┬áThen let’s chat.


January 14, 2014

Revision and the Self

Filed under: Writing — R @ 9:07 pm
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I know I said I wasn’t planning on writing much during my residency, but this topic came to mind and I couldn’t pass it up. I have some free time between events at the moment, and as much as I’d love to keep revising this story, if I look at it again I’m going to chuck my computer out my window. So. Let’s take a break, and write a blog post about it, shall we?


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