New Year, New Faces, New York

This year there was a huge,  unanticipated change to my life. If you read my post from last year, you’ll know that I was itching for SOMETHING to happen. That I was traveling all over, trying to find a place where I fit. My parents moved out of my childhood home and to a new … Continue reading

There is a War Within Me

“There is a war within me,” she murmured. “And both sides are at an impasse. The battles rage day by toiling day and at the end of it, when all the soldiers are dead or dying, I start to think that maybe I have made my choice. Maybe I can do without you. Maybe I … Continue reading

On Finishing What You Start and Binge Watching Buffy

I completed a 1st draft of a 90,000 word WIP last week. It as the same manuscript I started and wrote 50,000 of during NaNoWriMo. Between November 30th and December 18th, I wrote another 40,000 words. Naturally, my head just about exploded. I was emotionally gutted, from finishing the manuscript and events within it, so … Continue reading

In Which A First Draft is Finished

Late last night, I typed “The End” on a first draft of my WIP. I have been working on this for longer than I wanted, and finally decided in October that I would have this done by the beginning of December. I might not have participated in NaNoWriMo, but I could write as though I … Continue reading

Flash Fiction: The Devil and Train

Okay, so this is not technically flash fiction. This is the draft opening to my current WIP, which I have been working on the last few months. This is why there has not been much flash fiction – so I thought I’d share a little of what I’m working on! It’s rough, but it’s the … Continue reading

In Which a WIP is Finished

So, it’s been a little while. I know a lot of writers who are able to write daily posts and write 1500 words and design covers for their self published books and market themselves and so on. And at some point, hopefully I will be able to broaden my attention span enough to do all … Continue reading

Work in Progress

It has been a busy and interesting summer, to say the list. The musical has taken up the majority of my time, and when I’m not acting/singing, I’m so pooped that writing has been difficult. I have free written a few angsty pieces here and there, but otherwise I have been dry of ideas. I … Continue reading

Been A While

It’s been a while, WordPress and friends. I have been busy with general life things – perhaps that’s not an excuse, but I’m still trying to get better with updating my blog despite having so many other things going on. I know lots of bloggers do it, so what is stopping me? To give a … Continue reading

The Good, The Bad, and the Houses

It has been a long and hard couple of weeks. I guess when I said July was the month that was being mean to me, I should have just thrown August in there too. Some good things are happening though, now that we’re nearing the end, and there is a light at the end of … Continue reading

Good News!

I am under contract again, on a nice remodel about 3 miles outside of downtown. We’ll be closer to family, closer to work, and close to where a new light rail line is going in, which should raise property values in the area once it’s done. The townhouse is nice and it’s a good size … Continue reading