Back from the Dead – with a Publication!

So, this whole “blog” thing is harder to keep up with than I thought. It certainly doesn’t help that school is INSANE and I’m reading something like three novels every two weeks. Plus papers. Needless to say, my writing time has decreased (and by “decreased” I mean “disappeared”), but I do have some exciting news!…

The Myth of Writer’s Block

So…I have this thing I do.  If you’re an aspiring author, you probably do it, too.  You want to write, but you sit down at your computer and stare at that blank screen…and just keep staring.  You maybe type a few words, then delete them before sitting and staring some more. You check Facebook, browse…

All the Cool Kids are Doing It

In just about a half-hour, we bid farewell to 2013.  I’ve spent the day with my family and made the choice to stay in rather than go out to a friend’s party and get sloshed, and I couldn’t be happier with the decision. I played Skyrim for about four hours, just took an hour long…

The Beauty of the Short Story

So, I’m currently reading through Jim Butcher’s Side Jobs,  a collection of short stories in the Dresden Files universe. Most of these have been previously published in various anthologies, sandwiched between authors such as Charlaine Harris, Kelley Armstrong, Patricia Briggs, and lots of other big names in the Urban Fantasy world. They’re fun to read, and…

Getting started

As I sit here, among the empty boxes and half-sorted Christmas presents, I have to wonder…