I started using this blog proper in December of last year. I had considered starting a blog about a dozen times since I'd finally severed ties with LiveJournal in April of last year, but I knew if I was going to "move on" from LiveJournal, I couldn't just switch platforms. I wanted to write more … Continue reading Write, Create, Procrastinate, Version 2.0
So NaNoWriMo began today (wait, where did October go?) and like great swaths of the blogosphere, I am once again trying my hand at penning the Great American… Short Story Collection. Yeah, oops. While I respect those WriMos who personally hold the “novel” part of National Novel Writing Month as sacrosanct, I’ve had fifteen years … Continue reading Reaping the Rewards of Rebellion
It’s nearly mid-October, and the hardcore NaNo Fiends - and if I'm being honest, I have to count myself amongst them - are gearing up for the November run of NaNoWriMo. I love NaNoWriMo. I've written about it extensively, chronicled fairly painstakingly my experiences with it the last two years, offered advice, reflected, pondered, and … Continue reading The Highest Aspiration?
This past weekend I went to a new-to-me (and over-all relatively new) con called LadiesCon, held by The Ladies of Comicazi at the Sommerville Armoury. It's lamentable the first con I've managed to make it to since Arisia this past January, despite my best intentions to get to Boston ComicCon (I almost, almost, almost made … Continue reading LadiesCon and My Creative Self
My morning ritual is basically a walking tour of broken creative promises. Get up, pack my notebook in my work bag - probably won’t crack it open today, but I should have it anyway, right? Just in case. In the living room, sit your son on the couch to put on his shoes and extract … Continue reading Paralyzed by Choice
There are two things you should know about me right off the bat: 1. I have elevated the act of on-line procrastination to a high art, and 2. I have a borderline pathological obsession with the Dollar Tree. These are essential points to understanding how I have wasted a sizeable chunk of my allotted monthly … Continue reading I May Have a Dollar Tree Problem
And just like that, I've missed all of July and half of August. Logging onto social media lately is increasingly an exercise in controlling my escalating panic, and turning on the news is a pretty surefire way to elevate my blood pressure (which, really, does not need any help in the regard). So, I've been … Continue reading Crowdsourcing a Bucket List