Alliteration is Overrated

Who had the bright idea to make November National Novel Writing Month? I mean, four months out of the year have 30 days. So. Why November? No, this post will not explore the origins of NaNo. I just need to gripe. And, you know, reassure you that I’m still here. (Still figuring out how all […]

Distractions

This week’s distractions: Signing up for a master class in acting, put on by a local professional theater company. Working on my Halloween costume, which requires sewing lessons with my grandmother. The program (tentative) for the World Fantasy Convention next month. This year’s focus is on epic fantasy, which is much more my flavor than […]

Update (The Highlights)

Life since my last update: My youngest sister had her baby! She then got married Which happened just a few days after my uncle’s funeral And while I was besieged by The Plague, requiring that I communicate via whiteboard. I have not been writing much (which has a lot to do with the lack of […]

What’s New With Me

I’m writing again. Not much – a little every day – but it counts. I like the story spinning out of it, so far, and I like that the only expectation I am holding myself to is that I finish it. Eventually. I’m reading again! It’s been so long and I’ve missed it so much. […]

Waiting for the Plague

Con + show = waiting for the plague to hit. Con-plague. If you’ve been to a con, you probably have an understanding of what I mean. High energy, no sleep, unhealthy/not enough/strange food, and so many bodies crowded and crammed together. Cons are a petri dish of ick. (But I love them too much to […]

I’ve Missed You

So. What have I missed? The Turn of the Screw – this show has been fantastically intense and challenging. Terrifying, because I’ve never had a lead role, because I’ve been out of it for a decade, because the line load is ridiculous and this play – this character – goes to some dark, uncomfortable places. […]