• 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! 😀 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,…

  • Facts of Life,  Writer's Block,  Writing Journey,  Writing World

    Lochness Monster, Writing Confidence, and Other Things That Don’t Exist

    So, I follow a writer who apparently is doing so well with her writing that she can afford a second home in Scotland. All these books published. So much experience. And yet, not a week goes by, it seems, where she doesn’t complain about how hard it is to write a book. Some people look up to her and think: Oh wow. Insecurity NEVER GOES AWAY! How effing refreshing that a successful writer still feels awful about her writing. That makes me feel so the total opposite of alone! Yay! Me? I look at her and think: Really? You’re still having problems? Why do I even bother then? Not to…

  • Books,  Fun

    Melodramatic Reading Goal Talk :D

    For some insane reason, I gave myself 9 books to read in January. >.< In my defense, most of the books are shorter or easier to read. And also in my defense, I actually originally wrote down 8 books, and that’s the goal I have posted by my desk, so really, I don’t have to read 9 books to meet my goal. In any case, it’s halfway through the month (or so), and I have read two books!! Now, I’m not panicking. First of all, if I don’t get all the books read, it’s not a big deal. Second of all, I can still totally read most of them! Like…

  • Facts of Life,  Writing World

    Writer Confidence vs. Consuming Insecurity

    I wanted to share this picture from one of my Facebook Groups, because here you have two successful writers having a conversation, writers who have been around for a long time. Writers who are seasoned professionals. This is funny, but it’s also very true. Oftentimes, I find myself wanting to be like Stephen King. Yes, I think he’s brilliant, if not slightly crazed. But the reason I like him so much is because he doesn’t worry himself to death while he’s writing. I’ve listened to a lot of interviews and talks by him, and this is recurring advice he’s given over the years. A few days ago, I finally finished Four…

  • Books,  Happy Dance,  Work-In-Progress

    The Blank Page

    A few weeks back, I was talking to a poetry writing friend of mine, and she told me how much she loves a fresh, blank page. She sees that blank page and sees the possibilities. It’s freedom. It’s malleable. It could be anything. I see a blank page and I see a brick wall. There are too many possibilities! It’s overwhelming! It’s chaotic! Now, I can understand the blank page love a little. I do love breaking in a new composition book. 💜 It’s freedom! But a blank page on the screen? This is part of why I type my outlines up before I start. Sure, I don’t have to, but then…