• News & Updates

    More Adventures In House Hunting

    We close on the townhouse tomorrow. I’m currently typing this in a hotel room, my temporary housing, and there are updates! As of Monday, I have a paved driveway, cabinets, vinyl flooring in the laundry room and bathrooms, and beautiful, beautiful paint! See pictures!! I’m so in love with the aqua. 😀 It’s called Serendipity. ^_^ The gray color is called Elemental. Look at how the aqua pops from the living room! The left picture is the Library/Office, and my bedroom is also that color. Right picture is the living room. I went to the paint store already knowing what I wanted, so the goal was to find the closest…

  • 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…

  • Happy Dance,  News & Updates

    Adventures In House Hunting

    I didn’t post last week because I was a stress ball, but I have updates!! 😀 First, I’m moving out in less than two weeks, and I’m going to be displaced for a few weeks after, but I’ve already made arrangements, so while there is still stress, there’s not as much as there was. Second, I made an offer the day after my last post. I saw a total of nine houses over 3 days. I probably wouldn’t have looked at so many if I knew exactly what I wanted, but I wasn’t settled on anything. For example, I had a few things I considered deal breakers, but I still…

  • Announcements,  Facts of Life

    Random Life Updates

    So…I’m moving. I’m currently in a townhouse, and the plan is to move into a house with a manageable yard, even though I have zero intention to mow anything myself. In some ways, this was kind of a rash decision. I didn’t plan to move this year. When I started decluttering my house last month, it was specifically because I thought it would be at least another year before I moved, and I didn’t want to wait until then to start getting rid of stuff. But I have been wanting to move for two years, so actually, this was a totally un-rash decision. ^_^ I’m not exactly sure what part…

  • Work-In-Progress

    Finding Writing Help In Unexpected Places

    Earlier this month, I realized that the characters in my current project didn’t have jobs. The reason this happened is simple: the last time I hung out with these people they were teenagers. One of them had a job and was a college student, but that was it. And it occurred to me that I had no idea what kind of jobs they should even have. I knew I had a writer, but not the main character. So figuring that out was easy. There was only one other person it would fit, and it fits her perfectly. Hi, her name’s Devon and she’s an alcoholic. 🙂 Then I needed a…