The Fragile, Fallible Writing Ego

Have you ever hit a block–one that isn’t exactly a writer’s block, but more of a confidence block? That’s where I’m sitting right now. I’ve been binging on media lately, which means I’m watching a lot of TV. One of my favorite shows [with the worst airing schedule in the universe–pun status is: “unintended, but […]

The Masks We Wear Online

Yep, this again. Another post about social media. I have three main social media pages I try to keep updated: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter–mostly in that order. I have found considerable positive traction on Instagram [of all places!] and I am gaining a little ground on Twitter now, which I honestly didn’t expect. It goes […]

The Toxicity of Sameness

There is a particular innocence you start with when you begin writing. You read books, watch movies; you analyze plot lines with others, and speculate where the story is going. You reflect on your favorite things about them and think, “I want to make other people feel like I do right now!” This seems to […]

The Treasures of Maps

It’s funny how varied the places are from which we look back. Sometimes it’s merely a few months; maybe a few years. Other times, it’s seventeen years and it completely takes you by surprise. I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about how Atlantis: TVC was originally conceived while I was in high school, in geography class; […]

Beaches, Buzzfeed, and [Character] Bios

My mother, my aunt, and I took my daughter and my nephew to the lake on Saturday. I’ve been stuck for a while on a particular scene in volume #2, so while my mom and I were bobbing out by the swim boundary of the cove I decided to see if she had any ideas […]

Daydreamer Award

Oh wow, this was a surprise to wake up to yesterday! I was presented with the Daydreamer Award by Madam_W. Thank you so, so much! You get a cookie. This award is not only the first one I’ve ever received, but it’s a little bit of fun because the person who nominated you gives you […]

Bugbears and Naked Cannonballs

Social media is a bit of a bugbear for me. While I get [and enjoy] Facebook, and like keeping a blog, I find something simple like Twitter just baffles me. I mean, I understand the base concept–say something meaningful in a limited amount of words. Abridgment. I totally get that. I don’t understand how it […]