There are twenty-two days left until NaNoWriMo. I'm getting a little more scared, but also way more psyched up. My boyfriend and my dad have both decided to participate, which is exciting. I've never really done NaNo with anybody besides me, myself, and I. I'm also going to be living in the city while really-for-real-not-quitting-after-three-days … Continue reading #Preptober Continues!
At the end of last month, my mom (hi Mom!) and I were both talking about how much stuff we've been wanting to get rid of - cluttery things that we don't use that are still just sitting in our houses, gathering dust and getting in the way. Both of us aspire to some … Continue reading October Declutter Challenge!
Last night, I finally got the chance to finish up To Walk Invisible: The Lives of the Brontë Sisters. It's a two-episode miniseries put out by Masterpiece and the BBC that mostly focuses on the adult lives of the three Brontë sisters, particularly their relationship with their brother Branwell. I'm going to say this up front … Continue reading To Walk Invisible
It's been a long month. I mean, if I'm being honest, every month has felt simultaneously way too short for me to get anything done and at the same time like an eternity in which so many things have happened that I can barely remember it all. But this month feels particularly draining. Part of … Continue reading September 2017
We all have quirks in the way we write. For some of us (*cough* me), those quirks include long sentences, overuse of commas, and overuse of me dashes. One of my best friends always used to mistype "minute" as "minuet," not because she didn't know how to spell the word or an otherwise excellent typist, … Continue reading How to Edit Your Own Writing Like a Pro, Part 2: Know Thyself
Early Friday morning, before the sun had even come up, my partner and I were jerked awake by the sound of the fire alarm going off. Both of us looked at each other, exhausted and annoyed. "Do you think it's real?" I asked him.
When it comes to writing, fresh eyes and a second opinion are invaluable tools. Having someone who can look over your writing and make it flow better and catch all the typos and misspellings you weren't able to catch on your own can take your blog post, short story, or novel from "meh" to "amazing." … Continue reading How to Edit Your Own Writing Like a Pro: Part 1 – The Basics
For the past several months, I have been trying to get rid of some of my books. It is... not going well. In the three-ish months (god, I really hope it's only been three and not longer) since I resolved to separate my books into "keep," "donate," and "sell" piles, I have only been able … Continue reading Book Hoarding
It honestly feels weird to have already started prepping this early. The 4 other times I've started NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, for those unfamiliar with the challenge) I have waited until the absolute last minute to get started. November 1st rolls around, I remember I made a commitment to myself to do NaNo again, … Continue reading Yes, It’s September, and Yes, I’m Already Prepping for NaNoWriMo
I'm proud of the amount of original writing I've been doing lately. I've been writing a lot of blog posts for work lately. I've also been mentally preparing myself for taking on NaNoWriMo again this year (I want to finish a 3rd time!) and doing some other small writing pieces. I've been thinking about writing … Continue reading Non-Zero Days, or, Why You Should Be Using Habitica