Try Again, Boogie Board Blackboard

Stationary obsession is a fickle mistress. People lured by the siren song of stationary are usually nice, reasonable, frugal people who can nonetheless be found in the… Read more “Try Again, Boogie Board Blackboard”


Under Construction

  Those of you who still read my blog may have noticed that the tagline has disappeared. Although my original tagline (writing, music, and the courage to… Read more “Under Construction”


Insert Obligatory New Year’s Post Here

Usually I type these up in Scrivener so that I have an extra chance to proofread before publishing, but I’ve already spent the entire day procrastinating rather… Read more “Insert Obligatory New Year’s Post Here”


War of the Words– My NaNoWriMo Battle Story

Let it be known that unless I write 25,000 words within the next 3 days, I am officially a NaNoWriMo 2013 Failure. I should feel regret, but… Read more “War of the Words– My NaNoWriMo Battle Story”


Procrastination: The Death of All Novels

Ah, National Novel Writing Month. You were so deceptively easy at first. My little OCD heart was able to churn out precisely 1,667 words each day without a care in the world. And then I got to the dreaded 25,000 word mark. See, something odd in my brain shuts down at this quarter marker, and desperately looks for any kind of stimulus that doesn’t involve writing. Laundry? How exciting! The dishes need to be cleaned? Why didn’t you say so?!

And more recently: My favorite TV show released the season finale a week early? Sign me up!

Long story short (no pun intended), I find that I really struggle to find the substance and passion in my books at about the quarter mark, especially if I’m writing the story in order– something I’m finding to be incredibly horrible for me. So, for the past few days, instead of working on my novel, I found the time to waste my life in Sony Vegas making a sappy video.

Am I ashamed? Yes. But I’m also kind of proud, so check it out. Spoilers for Season 2 of The Legend of Korra, if you haven’t gotten that far.

As for me, I suppose it’s time to stop pretending I’m a video editor and get back to work on my book. Enjoy!


The Front Lines

  For those who don’t know, I’m participating in the somewhat misguided attempt to produce 50,000 words of actual novel-related writing during the month of November. How’s… Read more “The Front Lines”


To NaNoWriMo or Not?

  So here we are. The day before D-Day. The day before becoming a recluse suddenly becomes more socially acceptable for 195,000 people. In some circles, we… Read more “To NaNoWriMo or Not?”


The Monsters Under My Bed

  “There were days when I wondered whether I was a glutton for punishment, or simply delusional. However, my writing must have been improving because one day… Read more “The Monsters Under My Bed”


What Happens Next?

 Well, it finally happened. After 90,000 words, I finally finished reading my current rough draft of my work in progress. Now keep in mind that when I… Read more “What Happens Next?”