The Waiting Game

We’re more than halfway through January already. That feels sort of insane, as if 2015 is flying by before I can even settle into it. Then I realize I’m only on my third week of the semester, and I feel like it’s going to be a reeeeally long year. It’s all relative, I guess. Timey-wimey,…

Wherein I Write a Blog Post to Avoid Doing Actual Work

Hi Lovelies! This week is the last week of classes, which means I have all sorts of papers and projects to be working on. Which, of course, means I’m procrastinating by writing a terribly long-overdue blog post. Congrats, gentle readers! You win! Well. NaNoWriMo has come and gone, and I have failed spectacularly. I’ve never…

PREP ALL THE THINGS

Hello, darlings! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’m sorry. Please forgive me? So, in case you haven’t heard, I did not win the Simon451 novel writing contest. Which…yeah, that’s kind of a bummer. But, at the same time, it was a total honor to even be in the top ten, and…

The Home Stretch

Sorry it’s been so quiet here. I have less than ten days until the deadline for the Simon451 contest. I’m simultaneously incredibly excited and incredibly nervous. That’s how these things work, right? Thankfully, my book is done. Or, rather, I have it all down, from beginning to end. It’s a story, now, instead of just…

Burned

Sunburned, that is.  I will never trust my husband to apply spray suncreen to my back ever again.  My very first day on the beach last week, and I had a beautiful red and white zig-zag pattern between my shoulder blades. That’s talent, I tell you.  Painful talent.  Ow.   At least the view was…

If Music Be the Food of Love…

Or the food of inspiration… I have a present for you, darlings. I’m the kind of author that has to listen to music while I write. It can be music with words, or instrumental, but it usually involves headphones and it has to be tailored to what I’m writing. For every project I work on, I…

Retreat

So I spent most of last week moving into our new house — which is beautiful, by the way!  I’m thrilled to be starting a new phase of my life with my family, and having more space to spread out. And a library! We have a library! Well, technically it’s a “formal living room,” but…

Moving

So, my home is no longer my home. It’s such a weird feeling. We signed the paperwork to sell our little house (that my husband fondly calls Breezehome) yesterday.  This house has been our home for ten years. It’s served us well, even though we outgrew it a while ago.  We sign the paperwork to…

Pressure

I’m doing that thing where I have so many things to write that I sit here at my desk and stare at all the blank documents open in front of me and get nothing done. I click between them, and stare at one, and think maybe I should go work on that other thing first….

Stormy

Thunderstorms are rolling in from the west, bringing wind that makes the leaves turn upside-down and a low, rumbling growl that echoes between the houses.  Of course I had to open my windows and enjoy the breeze before the rains start. Of course, this also means I need to write a blog post, since I…