Human Errors

Human Errors

I sometimes wind up in arguments with Creationists. I don’t go looking for them. But I am enough of a Besserwisser that when somebody’s wrong on the internet, I can’t always just walk past. What they often end up talking about is either irreducible...
Poverty leaves a mark

Poverty leaves a mark

As I write this, I have an undiagnosed upper respiratory infection and the cough that goes with it. Because of COVID-19 and *waves vaguely at the world* I’ve been isolating myself for just over a week now. We’ve had our lunches delivered, being careful to...

How to Dress after 40

There’s this notion that fashion is only for the young. A lot of the fashion advice, especially for older women and femme identifying people is about making yourself as unremarkable as possible. Wear neutral colors. Cardigans are your friends. And for goodness...
Trans authors you should know

Trans authors you should know

Back in 2015, when we were heading into Viable Paradise, one of my roommates, Kellan, and I were both querying novels. Mine turned out to need a rewrite, but Kellan’s book came out last Tuesday! The book is brilliant and doesn’t need any help from me, but...
Habit formation for fun and profit!

Habit formation for fun and profit!

Hi, my name is Nina and I’m addicted to habit formation. Given that you are here, once again reading up on my bullshit, I’m going to go ahead and assume that you are similarly afflicted. This year, since I’m using the Passion Planner, I’m also using their...
How visuals change the writing

How visuals change the writing

Last weekend we watched 6 Underground with my partner. It’s kind of a terrible movie. It’s Michael Bay at his most Michael Bayest – on steroids – directing a script by the Deadpool writers. Sometimes you can’t make out the action through...
Passion Planner

Passion Planner

I’ve written about my love for the Bullet Journal before, several times. And I am still very fond of it. But over the past year, I’ve settled into a structure and routine that suit me very well indeed. Over the last few months of 2019, the effort that went into...
Growth comes from stress

Growth comes from stress

I’ve started training quite a few times in my life. Usually for various things and various ways. This latest attempt started at the beginning of October and so far, it seems to be sticking. The goal is to be able to run a 10K (two, really, one in May and the...
Confirm your email

Confirm your email

For the past few months, I’ve been trying to get some stranger to stop adding my email to their Tinder. It’s been annoying, but it’s also taught me about just how much you can find out about a stranger by their misdirected emails. To be clear, I have...
Human Errors

Just keep swimming

I’ve been writing seriously for almost 11 years. In that time I’ve written 4 novels, or more like 10 if you count all the revisions Cold Burn Goodbye has gone through. I’ve also written dozens of short stories. Or a dozen or so if you discount the...