• Announcements,  News & Updates,  Work-In-Progress

    End of An Era

    Hello! ^_^ Few of bits of housekeeping on this glorious almost springtime day. One, I decided I like suspense novels, so I’ve been having a lot of fun lately shopping for suspense books. Two, I’ve been doing random TBRs this year, where I pick my TBR out of themed jars, and that actually hasn’t been a disaster. I don’t always stick to it, but it’s fun, and it keeps me from having decision paralysis over what to read all the time. Three, I actually am still working on the musical project. I have my plot split up into two acts and 46 musical numbers. I decided to go with a…

  • Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Writing A Musical vs Writing A Book

    Musical Project Update Time! XD So…in true me fashion, I underestimated how much work this was going to be. I thought I was well prepared coming into the year, but I quickly realized that wasn’t the case. None of my characters had names. I hadn’t settled on a style, even. Like, if there was going to be singing the entire time, like a traditional opera, or talking in-between songs, like a traditional musical. I didn’t even have a setting. I didn’t even have a notebook set up to jot notes and lyrics down in. I still have idea how to format this even. Am I writing a some kind of…

  • Fun,  Inside Information,  Musicals,  Work-In-Progress

    Top Secret Project News 👀

    Haha. So…I’m thinking about doing something crazy! So…let’s maybe talk about it a little bit? Hmm? We all know I’m not writing books right now. It’s not a book project or a book-like project, i.e. a novel, a novella, a short story, a novel in verse, whatever. I’ve mentioned a few times how one of my hobbies is songwriting. For years, I’ve been wanting to put more of my lyrics to music. It’s fun to sit down at the keyboard and play something and sing. As a stroke of good fortune, or a sign from the universe, just as I’m heading into the last month of my Masterclass subscription, a…

  • 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…

  • Closet Mad Scientist,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Writing Life: Experimentation Files

    Sometimes when I’m in an experimenting mood I feel like I take it too far. Like, a story set 1000 years in the future sounds super fun! But sometimes it’s too much at once. I get overwhelmed and then curl into a ball and quit. So I decided to try experimenting in a different kind of way. It’s not that I feel like I can’t write a story set in the future. It’s that I need to figure out how to do that without getting overwhelmed. I have a story set 500 years in the future, I think, and tackling all the world building was fun, but it was also…