I have to say, this week has been the worst I’ve had since I got mono last year. I’ve just been straight up sick and uncomfortable. Consequently I’m running a little bit behind on everything…including the blog post I’ve been meaning to write (no spoilers) about my latest book obsession: Mechanica. I first heard about… Continue reading Book Thoughts: Mechanica
I don’t review a lot of books on this blog, and the reason for that is mostly because I don’t want to feel obligated to write up reviews for everything I read. Reading is fun, but sometimes writing reviews still feels a bit like doing book reports for school. Also, many of the books I… Continue reading Beautiful Americans (Book Review)
It always surprises me how limited my visual imagination is. Lots of painters like to paint from life, but I feel like it’s a little unusual to announce that I like to write from life. Most of my story ideas come from looking at visual art. I see characters in unexplained action, painted into motion… Continue reading Settings and Characters and Plots, oh my!
True to my extremovert self, I hosted the most wonderful/stressful murder mystery party last weekend. I’d been working on this plot for months, and after 11,000 words of character descriptions and plot point instructions, it finally all came together. A dozen different old friends showed up on my doorstep pretending to be MY imaginary people.… Continue reading A Murder Mystery Party!