As I mentioned in my last post, NaNoWriMo was really good for me this year, in no small part because I was writing steadily each day. I've never felt so calm and focused while undertaking a NaNoWriMo challenge (I did have one especially great year in Camp NaNoWriMo, but that was April and this was … Continue reading Reflections on a Busy Writing Year
Hello, friends and fellow writers! If you know what NaNoWriMo stands for, odds are you might be participating. And in case you don't know, it's short for National Novel Writing Month, a special time during which most people save up for post-Thanksgiving sales, stock their fridges with ingredients for favorite holiday dishes, and prepare themselves … Continue reading NaNoWriMo is here…and I’m actually writing?
2020 was different. It was a notable year for many obvious reasons I don't need to get into here. What I will talk about is how the year impacted me as a writer, and what habits and plans I have in place for 2021 as a result. In 2020, I published my first novella and … Continue reading Reflections, Resolutions, and News for the New Year
Today, I'm using a whimsical deck that I found in a New Age shop a while back and that, as a fan of Through the Looking-Glass in particular, I had to take home with me: The Wonderland Tarot by Morgana Abbey and Christopher John Abbey. One of the things I love about the chessboard structure … Continue reading Tea & Tarot: Witchtember Reading Number Two
I read an interview last year that really stayed with me and has made me rethink where I stand as a creator. For a while, I thought I had a totally clear picture of the writing career I was going to build for myself, if I could. But lately, my perspective on this has changed. … Continue reading What Do I Actually Want? Thoughts on Writing, Publishing, and Creative Control
I'm writing this post after having a really amazing conversation that I'll post more about soon! But until then, I'm thinking a lot about the book that I'm finishing, which has undergone several drafts over the course of many years. That's unusual for me, and I think it's a process that deserves some thought. My … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: A Long-Term Revision
I've been away from this blog for a bit, and not because I don't love my Hive! March was crazy because I had an unfortunate falling out with my gallbladder, who I've decided to call Oliver. After 2 trips to the ER, a stopover at urgent care, office visits with 3 doctors, and weeks of … Continue reading Camping for Writers!
It's the last day of the month of love, and Storymatic gave me another wonderful winter writing prompt to work with! As you can tell from my previous post about Storymatic, I find their prompt cards really inspirational and fun to write from. In case you're having trouble reading them in the above photograph, the … Continue reading Writing Wednesday: Storymatic Prompt (Month of Love Edition)
She’d had a cupcake for breakfast every day for the last month. Thick on the icing, more often than not with sprinkles, occasionally filled with sweet cream or more icing. […] via “Icing” by Melissa Bobe — The Metaworker I am so happy to have my story "Icing" featured on The Metaworker just in time for … Continue reading Publication: Icing
Tori Amos has long been my favorite musician, the artist whose songs I keep coming back to regardless of what stage of life I happen to be in. The above quotation and photograph are from the introduction to Slam, a book of poetry by slam and spoken word artists published in 2000. Tori wrote the introduction … Continue reading Music Monday: Tori Amos