Vicious cycles

Here we go again… …I don’t know quite how it happened. Things were going at a fairly manageable pace, and then suddenly I was thrown back into back-to-back weekends of SCA-related events while still having the embroidery deadline looming…and now I have more embroidery to do (not that I’m complaining–I adore my friend that has […]

Lost in my head

It’s been a rough week at work, but yesterday gave me the misfortune of having enough time to myself to think. I started thinking about my weight, about my lack of motivation for exercise or fencing or, well, anything. I have to force myself to do the things I used to like to do. Last […]

Inked again

Yep, it’s that time again! I decided to get a writerly tattoo, and after searching for months on Pinterest I found a design I loved. The catch? I didn’t want to use “household” funds to pay for it, so I funded this by selling autographed copies of Abnormal. Yep, a writing tattoo funded by my […]

Author and Editor Relationship: Adversarial or Advantageous?

Some authors describe their stories as their “babies” or their “creations”…so what happens when the editor gets hold of said creation and decides it needs sweeping changes? For many authors, the relationship with an editor can be a love-hate thing. They love getting feedback and learning new things about their writing, but they hate the […]

A Rare Lazy Weekend

River (pictured above) pretty much embodies my spirit animal last weekend in this picture. I slept quite a lot, and accomplished not much of anything. Okay, so I got the last of the handwriting from Estrella transcribed. That’s something I accomplished. And I got the laundry done (but not put away). I was basically the […]

What’s in a name?

I finally hit a minor Twitter milestone today: over 2k followers. It’s not huge, but it’s a start. Most of my followers are writers and authors, but it’s good to network. That, and I have a wealth of creativity to harvest when it comes to a little naming issue. There’s a character in Book 3 […]

The treatment is a success…or is it?

So it’s been almost a week since I started the new bipolar med, and it’s got mixed results. I mean, I’m not feeling the sky-high levels of stress and anxiety that I was feeling before, but at the same time…I’m not feeling as much of anything. Stress levels are down–which is great–but my give-a-shit-o-meter has […]

Very shortly

It’s funny how the little things can get you more anxious than the big things. I’m talking about short stories versus novels. With my novels, I usually take more time to fine-tune them and make sure they’re publishing-ready. Short stories, though? Most of the time I just type ’em out, give ’em a once-over for […]