Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

So I’ve mentioned before that I’m writing a ghost story all November. I’m going to do my best to turn it into a gothic novel. It’s just that there’s very little by way of mansions and such in Finland. Even less so in the area I’m...
NaNoWriMo preparation

NaNoWriMo preparation

It is October again! That means spoopy times, but also, approaching NaNoWriMo! I am, once more, going to take part in the event, but I already know I’m not going to “win” this year. I’m heading to Barcelona for six days at the end of the month...
Nope

Nope

Friends, there’s no real blog post today. Honestly, partly because it has been a Week, and partly because I forgot that I hadn’t written one. So here’s a slightly creepy, largely joyful stock photo of person with long hair in the woods, because...
It’s all about sex anyway

It’s all about sex anyway

Since I seem to be getting all of my ideas for blog posts on Twitter these days, I’m going to keep up with the pattern. Last week we had this conversation on over on the bird website: Dear Opera Companies, I know the tag line you need to fix any lingering PR...
A simple question: what’s your favorite…?

A simple question: what’s your favorite…?

A few hours ago, I came across this tweet: A simple questionnaire. Your favourite… 1) horror movie – The Descent2) horror book – IT3) song – The River4) non-horror movie – Forrest Gump5) non-horror book – Shotgun Lovesongs Tell me, tell...
Spoopy season is here!

Spoopy season is here!

Autumn is definitely here in Helsinki and I am here for it! It’s been foggy for a couple of days now and we’re at the point of the year when the sun goes down around 8 PM and the nights are getting really dark. There’s this wonderful horror movie...
Best laid plans

Best laid plans

Last week, I didn’t know what it would be like to go back to the office. Friends, it was rough. Clearly, my vacation was excellent, since I couldn’t remember ANY of my passwords. I spent a huge chunk of Monday just trying to get back into my various accounts, most...
Back to the office?

Back to the office?

I’m writing this on the last day of my four-week summer vacation. Like everything this year, it feels like it went by in a flash. As of writing this, I don’t know when we’re actually going back to the office. Tomorrow, at least, is going to be a...
Naisten Kymppi

Naisten Kymppi

This coming Saturday is the yearly event Naisten Kymppi. It’s a women’s exercise event in Helsinki where you run, jog, or walk 10 kilometers. It usually takes place in May. I signed up for it in January 2020. Of course, the event got moved forward because...
Getting help

Getting help

I hate cleaning. But I like things to be clean. My partner and I have a deal that I do the writing while he does the housework. But we both have demanding day jobs and spending so much more time in the home since the pandemic started made the situation so much worse....