Yeah, I’m Behind, Okay?

All great authors work on the fly, right? I have an image of an author, and it’s probably untrue. Frazzled, they work in the poorly lit corner of a coffee shop or a den. Paper is everywhere, even if they work on a computer, and they wipe at black ink on their forehead like they’re sweating…

I Can’t Escape My Daydreams

How to carry memories that aren’t yours.  As far as I know, I’ve always been a dreamer. Way back when I was a small child, I’d always been happy to go on car rides, From infancy all the way through to my teenage years, I’d happily sit staring out the window for hours.  From what…

When Your Sibling Outshines You

My Brother, the Better Creative I’m so glad my brother is into music.  Honestly, I’m a petty enough person that I couldn’t take it if he was into writing. I know that. I write so many articles about writing because I know how delicate the thread that keeps me going is. A stray breeze could…

Fleeting Muses

It used to be that when my muse called, I answered.  When the verse came to me, speaking in a melodic version of my own inner voice, telling me that it was time to write, I listened to it. Nothing could hold me back, at least not for long.  There was work to do.  Now…

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Buzzed Book Review Book: https://amzn.to/31Rf4nU (Amazon Affiliate Link) TL;DW: I don’t think I was the target audience for this book, and I have not yet finished it. The protagonist seems to be trying too hard to be edgy, and the romance elements leave a lot to be desired. Rating: Did Not Finish (DNF) Song: “Pop…

I Visited a Haunted House Yesterday

Well, probably haunted. Definitely full of history.  My significant other has a family reunion once a year. The family reunion, as I learned on the way there, is always held in the same house.  Never mind that no one lives in this house anymore — every inch of that ground is soaked in heritage and history. I don’t…

Little Ideas Only, Please

I’m notoriously bad at long term projects. This is the second week in a row I’ve been late for my own weekly writing. Large-scale projects have never been for me. Every long project I’ve gotten was done in one major day. Whether that day was extremely early or at the last procrastination-filled second depended on…