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Can Moa Fly?

When I was in college, I was an English minor. I wasn’t super interested in the lit classes because I’m awful at metaphors and poetry, but I did take all the writing classes that were offered.

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It’s been so long since I posted on this blog regularly that I’m not really sure what the “Follow That Rabbit” aesthetic is anymore. I guess books are the closest thing I’ve ever had to a theme. Looking back though, I noticed that I used to write about a lot of other things too.

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I Miss You

I really want to start writing again. I miss blogging. But seeing as I haven’t written anything in six months and I’ve started a new full-time job, even when I have time to write, I don’t have the energy. I’m trying really hard to start writing again. Please be patient with me.

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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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