I couldn't think of a particularly specific topic to blog about this week, so this post will just be a general status update: what I'm working on, current goals, future projects, etc. I'm trying to wrap up the first draft of Serafima's Stone in the next month or two. I'm very close to finishing the … Continue reading General Status Update 4/7/17
We've all been there. You start a passion project - you're so excited! - and you make progress and make progress and - hit a wall. Your passion disappears and your project becomes a chore. You lose your vision and your motivation. I have to keep going, you tell yourself. If I stop working on … Continue reading The Benefits of Taking a Break From Your Project
The year 2016 has been a roller-coaster-ride of a year. Between wars, crazy politics, and the huge number of celebrity deaths (on that note, I'm not a religious person, but isn't there something in the bible about good people being sent to heaven right before the apocalypse, leaving only the sinners left on earth to … Continue reading Year in Review: 2016
As writers and readers, it can be difficult to connect with people that have similar interests. Both of those activities are generally solitary. If you want to talk to someone about a certain book or genre, or writing tips and tricks, how do you find them? One great way to connect with like-minded people is … Continue reading Connecting through Twitter Chats
Well, November has come and gone, and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has come to an end. I did not reach the goal of 50,000 words, but I still made a good effort and ended with 40,176 words. I got hit with pretty severe writers block right as Thanksgiving arrived. Between traveling, spending time with … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2016 Summary
A lot has happened in the past week. Now, I'm not going to go into specific politics here. I'm sure if you spend any time at all on the internet, you've seen more than you can stomach, regardless of your political beliefs. I know I have. I couldn't muster the focus this week to pick … Continue reading General Update 11/11/2016
A couple weeks ago, I posted on the topic of What Is Steampunk?! Now I'd like to present a little case-study-of-sorts by analyzing a new, popular TV show - Westworld - to determine if it's steampunk or not. Westworld is a new show on HBO based on a 1973 film by the same name. The … Continue reading Westworld – Is It Steampunk?