• Announcements,  Work-In-Progress

    Pretty Puppet Theatre

    It’s been official for a little while now, but today is the official announcement of my next shiny idea!! (insert balloons and streamers here) ^_^ To refresh, I was choosing between two retellings and a trippy paranormal. Turns out, the trippy paranormal is also a retelling! When I chose it, I cracked open the story notes I had for it and VOILA – retelling. Kind of. So I got exactly what I wanted without even trying!! And it was such a relief, too, because I was missing some important information for one of my characters, and there it was. 🙂 Obviously, I hadn’t looked at the notes since I made them. Like,…

  • Writing World

    Updates & Anthologies

    Hiya, folkarinos! It’s the end of July, which means I can officially start looking forward to autumn – my favoritest season of all. ^_^ But before we get to September, we have to go through to August, and things are happening in August! First, I’ll be done with the first round of editing on “Legion!” My goal is to finish this weekend!! Then, I’ll be submitting to PitchWars on Wednesday, August 3rd. I’m not a very lucky person, but you can wish me luck if you want. 🙂 I already have my mentors picked out and my submission packet ready, so hopefully, I can get that out in the morning so…

  • Facts of Life,  Fun,  Motivation,  Writing Journey

    The Very Definition of Insanity

    Today’s post is inspired by something I saw during a season three episode of Parks & Recreation: WORD CLOUDS!! ^_^ Recently, I had another writing meltdown. My sister gave me a pep talk and then sent me a motivational video on YouTube that night that I watched it in the middle of watching Beetlejuice. Somewhere in the days after that, and another silly horror flick from the late 80s/early 90s era, I reflected on another horrible meltdown I had that resulted in me writing absolutely nothing for two years. Sure, I thought about it all the time, but I wouldn’t even try. Early in 2012, about a year after I started writing…

  • Creative Writing 101,  Fun

    Words I Can’t Spell 101

    Thought I would sprinkle a little fun around since it’s crunch time in PitchWars land and many people are developing ulcers. I, myself, have been stalking the crap out of some folks, and I don’t usually do that. BUT I read this blog post on perseverance a few days after the crazy started. Usually I read these and I’m like, “uh-huh, that’s great…” (glower) But, I don’t know, this is a good one. 🙂 I decided it really WAS more fun to assume that some of the mentor tweets were about ME! And why wouldn’t they be? I’m amazing. 😛 Really though, I need help! I can’t fix this story if I…

  • Fun

    Pitch Wars 2015 Mentee Bio ^_^

    Hello! I have no idea how to write one of these so, I’ll just dive in, yes? ^_^ The story I submitted is a paranormal with action and romance and danger and curses! 😛 I wrote it in the fall of 2013. I had just finished writing something that was WAAY out of my comfort zone, so after that I put search lights out into the universe for something that was up my alley again and this idea fell out of the sky and into my brain. While I was letting the story bake, I wrote this beautiful song for it on the keyboard! And I’m not good at writing…