The Intersection of Toddler Mom, NaNoWriMo, and Moving is Exhaustion

I'm exhausted. I don't think I can hang on for 10 more days. Actually, I'm surprised I made it this far. Going into November, I knew it was going to be tough. We're moving at the end of the month and I had decided to do NaNo all while raising 2 toddlers. Even though I … Continue reading The Intersection of Toddler Mom, NaNoWriMo, and Moving is Exhaustion

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Happy Halloween!

I'm not a fan of autumn. Halloween is not a favorite holiday. But over 10 years ago I wrote this poem on a pumpkin. A Halloween Nightmare You’re one step away from the doorstep. You take that step and suddenly— You’re in a dark, forbidding forest. Branches wave in the frigid wind. They look like … Continue reading Happy Halloween!

Gates to Asphodel Wrap-Up and NaNoWriMo 2018

I've spent months posting each chapter of Gates to Asphodel. Now that the last chapter has been posted, it feels strange to not have that one ready-made post, the one post each week I didn't have to put too much thought into. I have another story I don't intend on publishing that I do intend … Continue reading Gates to Asphodel Wrap-Up and NaNoWriMo 2018

It's not always writer's block. Sometimes it's just a writing slump

That Writing Slump

As a reader, I'm all too familiar with the reading slump. As a writer, I think I've experienced several writing slumps over the years, but passed it off as not being able to justify being on the computer instead of studying/working/raising kids or just plain writer's block. Currently, I am not a student, not working … Continue reading That Writing Slump

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to be free.”

The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows worldwide welcome; her … Continue reading “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to be free.”

There’s a Story Dedicated to Me!

One of my favorite things about blogging is coming into contact with some amazing people. Amazing, wonderful, creative people. As a writer, I enjoy writers' blogs and find as many as I csn, especially fantasy. Well, one of my new favorite fantasy writers is Kaiya Hart over at Darkwood. When she first started, she hooked … Continue reading There’s a Story Dedicated to Me!

31 Things About Gates to Asphodel and Raven

During the original run of this blog, I had started posting these two stories. And never finished. They have continued to sit and languish and, even though I know exactly how it ends, Raven is still unfinished. Gates to Asphodel is, fortunately, a complete story. Lately, I have been thinking about my journey as a … Continue reading 31 Things About Gates to Asphodel and Raven