Grand designs

Yesterday I started working on some notes to get my “lesson plan” ready for my embroidery class. Yeah, yeah, I have almost three months in which to get it done–it was on my brain, so my brain went with it. I figured out which stitches I’d try to teach, what subjects I want to cover, […]

A learning experience for all involved

Estrella War is fast approaching, and though I have a ton on my plate–between sewing/embroidery projects, revisions, and life in general I don’t have a lot of free time–so of course I decided to volunteer to teach a couple beginner embroidery classes at War. It’s not quite been a year since I started embroidering. I […]

After feast comes famine

I made it through Thanksgiving weekend, despite my stomach and esophagus rebelling against the copious amounts of food I had each day. Now I have to buckle down and get back to work on Escaping the Light, among other things.  There’s still the original Super Sekret Projekt for embroidery that needs to be done, and the current […]


Oh hey, look, I was writing a post. I was also embroidering, revising, tweeting, Instagramming, showering, dressing, brushing my hair… but I started out writing a post. I do that sometimes. I kinda squirrel. A lot. It’s not that I didn’t have some grand design for a great post. I just got distracted. Like, right […]

What a difference a year makes

A lot can happen in a year. You can move, change jobs, cut your hair, gain weight, lose weight, start a new diet… …You can sign with a publishing company… That’s right: it’s been a year since I signed with RhetAskew Publishing! What a whirlwind of a year it’s been, too! Edits and revisions and […]

Cries of “Excelsior!” shall echo through the halls of Valhalla

It was finally time. He gave us ninety-five years, and he gave them selflessly. He created people, places, world’s, universes. And he created a society where geeks and nerds can be who they are. He made nerddom chic. I know it was coming any day. I know it had to happen. No one lives forever. Not even […]

Write drunk, edit sober, revise… tipsy?

Hemingway has some great quotes about writing. But revising is, in my experience, kinda somewhere between writing and editing. So how did Hemingway handle it? I’m not planning on getting drunk today, but it makes me think regardless. Writing drunk I get. You’re less inhibited, and some of the best crazy ideas that you’d never […]