• Facts of Life,  Mini Rants,  Reading

    Not Finishing Stuff I Read Or Whatever

    Hi. 🙂 I don’t remember when, but I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about reading deal-breakers over the years. Like, I personally take issue with bad writing, but I hardly ever run into writing so bad I can’t read a book with an interesting story anyway. I also don’t like unnecessary love triangles and pop culture references. And I’ve DnFed books with stupid, brainless protagonists and other random offences. But you can nitpick like that when everything else is in place, you know. There are a lot of problems books can have, not limited to but including: pacing issues, characterization issues for main and/or side characters, mechanical and technical issues like…

  • Ideas,  Inside Information,  Writing Journey

    Writing A Retelling

    Once upon a time, back in 2012, I ran into a HUGE wall. I had idea after idea falling on its face. I didn’t know then that it takes me several months to bake an idea. I had only been writing again for a year after a two year hiatus, and before that hiatus, I had a four year college-related hiatus. So…I had a lot of things to learn about myself as a writer. Back then, I thought if an idea wasn’t gelling, it was a bad idea and needed to be trashed. Now I know things just need to bake. Among those many ideas that melted and died were…