• Books,  Happy Dance,  Motivation,  Poetry,  Reading

    February Reads: 2019 Edition

    OMG, you guys!!! This was like such a good month for reading! I mean, I had to Dnf a book and replace it with something else, because I am not about that struggling-to-read life! But yeah, nine more books read, and I’m so excited. ๐Ÿ˜€ 10: The Giving Tree Author: Shel Silverstein Genre: Picture Book Rating: 5 stars Reviewed: No I remember reading this years ago and thinking it was the most depressing thing ever. Still, I loved it then, and I still find it strangely enjoyable to read now. 11: The Wicked Deep Author: Shea Ernshaw Genre: YA Paranormal Romance Rating: 5 stars Reviewed: No Do not ask me…

  • Indie Author Life,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Once Upon A Writing Update

    What? A writing update? Are you in the right place? ๐Ÿ˜› Before you get excited – haha – I’m not actually writing. I’m just dabbling and brainstorming and wanting to write…on a good day. And thankfully, I find myself, on that good day, wanting to write my Pinewood Falls story. So no project changes! All this reading I’ve been doing is filling my head with story love, and it’s helping me remember again why I love writing. Because I love stories. It’s interesting how I can read something and be equal parts jealous and inspired. Sure, I can nitpick over people’s writing sometimes. As a grammar snob, I don’t understand…

  • Books,  Reading

    First Reading Wrap Up of 2019

    GUYS!! I finished nine books this month! I swapped an anthology I planned for another graphic novel, but I can’t even believe I actually got everything read. I’m so excited! ๐Ÿ˜€ 1: Wild Embers Author: Nikita Gill Genre: Poetry Rating: 3 stars Reviewed: Yes This just wasn’t my kind of poetry. It was mostly poems about space, feminism, and healing from trauma, and I could have honestly done without the space and feminism poems. The funny thing is, I’m a closeted feminist, so I didn’t disagree with her, I was just put off by the way she was talking about it. And anytime someone is messing with fairytales and mythology,…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Poetry Update

    GUYS! I read over the poems again, and I’m much happier with the collection than I was expecting! ๐Ÿ˜€ I went through everything with a broom first. Next is a vacuum. Then a fine-toothed comb. Then a second opinion. Then I’ll read through it again and start organizing it. And after it’s organized, I’ll read it again. But the first sweep was mostly to clean up the document, because it was an actual mess, and still is. There are crazy fonts in all the different sizes and colors, and bolded and underlined portions. The first round of cleaning up involved getting rid of random tags I didn’t need, rewriting stuff,…

  • Books,  Indie Author Life,  Inside Information,  News & Updates,  Work-In-Progress

    Poetry and Such

    GUYS! ๐Ÿ˜€ I has news! …kinda, sorta, whatever, dontlookatme. >.< So, you may or may not know that around two and a half years ago I had half a mind to publish a book of poems. I never set a deadline for this project, and it was quite easy to push aside, but I did expect to publish it one day. Andย well…I’m crazy close to my goal. As of this posting, I have the 100 or so poems I wanted, and I donโ€™t know if they’ll all make the final cut, but Iโ€™m trying not to be paranoid about it. If I cut something, I want it to be because…