image taken from Future Learn’s Transmedia Storytelling Course Before anyone gets excited, no, I haven’t been accepted into any MFA programs. I haven’t even applied…and I’m skeptical as to whether I ever will. It has been almost a year and a half since I graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a completely online course… Continue reading Going Back to School in Australia, Korea, and the UK
Another successful NaNoWriMo! Despite the 12,000 word lead I developed in the middle of the month, life got in the way and I only squeaked by in the final few days. I’d had grand plans to try for 75,000 words and get a complete first draft down, but this was too lofty a goal to… Continue reading In The Wake of NaNoWriMo
Being a good tomato scout, I always observe 11/11 as a very magical day. If there’s one thing that being in Jason Webley’s Army of Lunatics has taught me, it is that 11 11, (in any of its incarnations on clocks, calendars, or highways) carries a special and sort of enchanting power with it. There’s… Continue reading 11/11: Cover Reveal on the Anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s hug
If you’ve never seen it, Amanda Palmer’s commencement speech, “The Fraud Police,” is a wonderful talk about imposter syndrome and the feeling that whatever you’re doing, you haven’t actually done anything to deserve it. They say one of the most powerful and pleasurable feelings humanity experiences is earned success…the sensation that your effort was what… Continue reading The Fraud Police: Growing Up Only Gets Harder
Hello, hello! I’m having a hard time getting back in the swing of things, mostly because I haven’t been “in the swing” for nearly a month now. Between medical mishaps and a kamikaze social life, I’ve been pretty burned out. Reno was a great vacation though, and it was good to spend three days unwinding… Continue reading Winning Big in Reno and Other Small Accomplishments
Life has been overwhelmingly fantastic…with an emphasis on the overwhelming. I don’t think this happens to other people, but when too much intense stuff happens (even if it is good stuff!) I tend to snap. Other people weather through depressed days because too much is going wrong in their life…whereas I can spend three days… Continue reading I Guess I’m a Nomad a.k.a. Where the HECK I’ve BEEN
What a crazy wonderful week it has been! I’ve bought some new books I’m chomping at the bit to read, and finally got a chance to go out and celebrate my book deal with my boyfriend. He took me out to a Brazilian steak house in San Jose. I’d never been to anything like it,… Continue reading Brazilian Steaks and Feelings: Celebrating the Book Deal!