Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo

Yes, my friends, that time is upon us again. It’s time for Camp NaNoWriMo. Technically, it’s already the second time this year, but in April, I was too deep into revisions and studying for my certification that there was just no way. I’ve set Path...
Me-made wardrobe in the first half of 2021

Me-made wardrobe in the first half of 2021

I’ve mentioned before that I want to have a me-made wardrobe. Last year I slowly got back to sewing after taking a break started by moving house, followed by Clarion and other writing endeavors. It was also the first year that my sewing room has been actually...
The myth of “not enough”

The myth of “not enough”

So I’m editing this novel that is basically more Finnish than anything I’ve ever written before. A few weeks ago I realized that was one of the reasons that I was having such a hard time editing this book; I was worried that it wasn’t Finnish enough....
Critique your way to success

Critique your way to success

If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you may remember that I went to Clarion 2017. One of the most common discussions I’ve had about it since then has been with people who regret that due to a lot of reasons, they will never be able to attend....
The Only Good Indians

The Only Good Indians

I had a whole other blog post planned and partially written for today, but I just finished The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones and I can’t not shout about it. This book got all up in my feels in all the best ways and I think everyone who does not hate...
Getting back into a rut

Getting back into a rut

Well, I passed my exam. The trouble with such mammoth efforts is that they push everything else very firmly out of the way. I was not sure that I would pass until after I got to the end screen that let me know the final result. I was sure I had done the most that I...
The myth of “not enough”

Maximum effort

It’s crunch time for me. I am again about to test my mettle with a professional certification exam, this time at a higher level of specialization. My exam is on Friday morning so it is definitely time to do whatever last minute studying I possibly can, and that...
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Today was going to be a long ramble about the concept of not being enough but turns out that I can’t actually do that kind of thinky, rambly piece on a day that I am actively in pain because I lifted heavy things the day before for the first time in over two...
Can’t Even: the Burnout Generation

Can’t Even: the Burnout Generation

As the world starts to return to normal, there’s been a scourge of articles about how workers are choosing to stay out of the workforce. Just as I was starting to get sick of them, I started reading the book Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout...
It Takes Two – a game of divorce

It Takes Two – a game of divorce

A few weeks ago I was taking a break and came to the living room to watch my partner blow up aliens on Gears of War with his friend. Instead, I found them watching a giant, stylized wasp nest. They were playing as two dolls of all things. That was my first...