Going on hiatus

Going on hiatus

I’m trying out a new planning method, HB90. Using the planning questions, I realized that writing this blog is not currently aligned with any of my goals, and getting one up every week is causing me needless stress. So I’m putting this blog on hiatus at...
Going on hiatus

Quarter year crisis

Here we are, nearly a quarter into the year. It feels like the years are speeding up again after so long in pandemic-related slow down. Of course, other matters may have an effect on that part of it. Anyway. It feels like time is running away from me again, so...
Obsession (not a tango)

Obsession (not a tango)

The not-so-great times continue and that means that I have very little creative energy to go around. I haven’t been sleeping all that well, for pretty obvious reasons. Let’s just say that I’ve been on a horror kick lately as well. This means that,...
Can you make this for me?

Can you make this for me?

When you’re a maker for any amount of time, you will inevitably get the question “can you make this for me?” Most often, that request comes with the assumption that you will use your own money to get the supplies. Because given the fact that you like...
Working Through Calamity

Working Through Calamity

In last week’s post, I said that the past week had been rough. Last week started with my dog getting hurt, and my partner took him to the emergency vet in a snowstorm. My mom got cancer the day she was supposed to move. Then, on moving day, was snowed in, and couldn’t...
Nope redux

Nope redux

Last week was easily among the worst of my life. Bad news day after day, piling worry after worry, after worry. And none of it was anything I could do anything about. Except wait. So I am drained. I got nothing. I’ll be back next week, with hopefully...
How I Write Novels

How I Write Novels

The time has come to end this series of the tools and processes that I use to write. Two weeks ago, I wrote about flash fiction. A week ago, I wrote about writing short stories. So this week, we finally come to how I write novels. I’ve only ever written one...
How I Write Short Stories

How I Write Short Stories

Continuing from last week’s post, it’s time to talk about how I write short stories. Starting from the idea. I don’t really go searching for ideas for anything longer than flash fiction. I keep an idea folder on Evernote that I’ve had for years...
How I Write Short Stories

How I write Flash Fiction

This past weekend, K. Tempest Bradford put up this tweet: Have an idea for a virtual conference: writing tools. 90 minute presentations from writers on the tools they use to write, mind-map, organize research, etc. Presenters would be authors from all genres &...
Going on hiatus

Falling behind

I talked previously about just how excited I was to get started on all my goals this year. A month later, I feel like I’m falling behind. And this is your yearly reminder that up in the northern latitudes, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is a big thing. Even...