• Closet Mad Scientist,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Writing Life: Experimentation Files

    Sometimes when I’m in an experimenting mood I feel like I take it too far. Like, a story set 1000 years in the future sounds super fun! But sometimes it’s too much at once. I get overwhelmed and then curl into a ball and quit. So I decided to try experimenting in a different kind of way. It’s not that I feel like I can’t write a story set in the future. It’s that I need to figure out how to do that without getting overwhelmed. I have a story set 500 years in the future, I think, and tackling all the world building was fun, but it was also…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Story Life: Finding The Right Intro

    I didn’t finish any of the books I’m reading this month, so I’m going to talk about writing instead. ^_^ So, the story I’m calling the current project has been a work-in-progress for a while. Sometimes, for fun, as part of my general writing process, I mess around and write a potential opening scene. It helps me get a feel for the characters and their voices and the world. Sometimes I get to keep this. Most times I don’t. For the current project, it was great for getting into the MC’s head and finding her voice and getting used to her personality, because she’s a strange one, but what I…

  • DIY (Do It Yourself),  Facts of Life

    KonMari-ing My House

    So, whilst I was waiting for my computer, which did come in on Friday, and she’s beautiful, I watched Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix and decided to declutter my entire house. Obviously, I was being too ambitious for my own good. BUT, I had already started decluttering my desk, so I was so ready to motivate myself to do more. 😀 The KonMari Method, as it’s called, suggests tidying up by category instead of location, and you start with clothing and that involves taking ALL the clothes out, from wherever they are, and putting them all in a single location. She says the KonMari Method isn’t about minimalism,…

  • Facts of Life

    Random Post About My Computer

    You guys!! Before I say anything, there was an actual rooster having a field day outside of my building on Sunday. He was sooo cute. 😀 Next, this month isn’t going so well goals wise, and I know I should be nice to myself and not beat myself up, and I’m trying not to. I’m just a little agitated over my inability to focus and be productive. But like, honestly, it’s okay if I feel off. And I’ll keep telling myself that until it sinks in. 🙂 The main thing that has me feeling off, though, is that I decided to replace my desktop (iMac) with a laptop (Macbook Air), and of…

  • Books,  Reading

    I Has A Library Card!

    For a long time, I had a library card. When I was a kid, this was amazing. I lived in the library. You think I’m joking. I am not. I would be at the library for so long that my mother would call and make sure I was still there. I have taken naps in the library. I would check out an armful of books every week. As many as they would lend me. These were glorious times that I think back on with much fondness. And when I first graduated from college, I would go to the library fairly regularly. Then I didn’t go so much, which I’ll get…