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Write Club

One of my favorite writing quotes is, “I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles” (Shannon Hale). That’s how I feel this week, especially after spending all of Saturday doing writing sprints and accidentally finishing my steampunk novella. I’m sure there will be lots of places to go back and add things. I know there’s going to be a lot of editing.

But.

I finished it!

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Arigatou Miyazaki Senpai (Pantheon of Authors)

(Yes, I realize he’s an artist. He’s still my senpai.)

I once had someone tell me that my pacing was “different.” Like, in a place where he expected there to be a climax, I would de-escalate. He mentioned later that he understood that better after he began watching anime.

Most of the time, the cast in my brain are in anime. I built a genetic system in my novel that results in a cast with colors everything from blue to green to purple. That’s not actually something I set out to do, but rather something I had to explain away several years after the fact.

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Hi

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted. It’s been even longer since I’ve written a proper post. I got self-conscious after a comment that a friend made (in a satirical way that I am completely aware I took too seriously), and I sort of limped along for a couple months before quitting entirely. I had gotten to a point where I felt suffocated by the pressure to be “honest.” As an INFJ, or maybe just as a human being, I crave authenticity, both from myself and from others. Somewhere along the line, that became the pressure to be open about everything. No one was pressuring me to do this. It was all in my mind. But that doesn’t mean the pressure was any less real. And so I stopped writing. Continue reading

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But Why?

So you may have noticed that I have not updated this blog in over a month. My last actual post was about Thanksgiving. I guess you could say I’ve been having an existential crisis. Continue reading

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Happy Halloween

I did it. I actually did it. I wrote a flash fiction piece every day this month. Well. I missed a few days and caught up on others, but the point is that I wrote thirty-one pieces of flash fiction and they are over on my Wattpad if you want to read them. That’s a pretty good excuse for not blogging this week, right? Right.

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I Have Nothing to Say

Hello, Friday, my old friend. Actually, I don’t really like Fridays. I like Thursdays, because the week is almost over but you’re not quite wasting weekend yet. And I work retail, so I don’t really get weekends anyway. Continue reading

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I Don’t Want to Be an Author

I hadn’t actually thought much about being an author. Like, being an “I do nothing but write for a living” author. In the last couple years, as I worked retail while also writing my book, I thought maybe being a full-time author would be nice. Nothing like retail to make you embrace your introverted nature. I imagine drinking tea in my pajamas and writing beautiful things while everyone else is still asleep. I imagine drinking coffee at midnight because when I tried to go to bed, I thought of the perfect plot twist. I imagine going for walks with a purpose more than exercise, armed with a camera instead of an MP3 player. Continue reading

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