• Announcements,  News & Updates,  Work-In-Progress

    End of An Era

    Hello! ^_^ Few of bits of housekeeping on this glorious almost springtime day. One, I decided I like suspense novels, so I’ve been having a lot of fun lately shopping for suspense books. Two, I’ve been doing random TBRs this year, where I pick my TBR out of themed jars, and that actually hasn’t been a disaster. I don’t always stick to it, but it’s fun, and it keeps me from having decision paralysis over what to read all the time. Three, I actually am still working on the musical project. I have my plot split up into two acts and 46 musical numbers. I decided to go with a…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Writing A Musical vs Writing A Book

    Musical Project Update Time! XD So…in true me fashion, I underestimated how much work this was going to be. I thought I was well prepared coming into the year, but I quickly realized that wasn’t the case. None of my characters had names. I hadn’t settled on a style, even. Like, if there was going to be singing the entire time, like a traditional opera, or talking in-between songs, like a traditional musical. I didn’t even have a setting. I didn’t even have a notebook set up to jot notes and lyrics down in. I still have idea how to format this even. Am I writing a some kind of…

  • Facts of Life,  Work-In-Progress

    Goals! Let’s Talk About Goals!

    😀 Hi. It’s me. Back in the hot seat exposing my ill-begotten dreams of 2020. It was going to be super productive and amazing, and I would not only get my creative life back on track, I would conquer ALL the other goals as well. Obviously, none such things happened. First. Things change. Change is my achilles heel. Second. 2020 was crazy and busy and weird and exhausting and kind of good but also a mess. Third. I had 10 freaking goals for 2020. That’s too many. Let’s talk about them. First, the goals I met.  One: Read 53 Books I did this. I read 59. It was a good year…

  • Fun,  Inside Information,  Musicals,  Work-In-Progress

    Top Secret Project News 👀

    Haha. So…I’m thinking about doing something crazy! So…let’s maybe talk about it a little bit? Hmm? We all know I’m not writing books right now. It’s not a book project or a book-like project, i.e. a novel, a novella, a short story, a novel in verse, whatever. I’ve mentioned a few times how one of my hobbies is songwriting. For years, I’ve been wanting to put more of my lyrics to music. It’s fun to sit down at the keyboard and play something and sing. As a stroke of good fortune, or a sign from the universe, just as I’m heading into the last month of my Masterclass subscription, a…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Overanalyzing My Writing Process

    Hi. 🙂 I’ve been thinking. Hahaha. Specifically, I’ve been thinking about my writing process and how to improve it. When I think about the stories that I love the most, the ones I’ve written, they have a couple of interesting things in common. First, I didn’t overthink the minor details. Or the plot. Or even character arcs. I had the main things in place. The main characters, the main plot, the beginning and ending, and some points along the way. I had moments of doubt, of course, that I conveniently and unfortunately keep forgetting about. But the fact of the matter is, I didn’t think too much about what I…