My Novembers nearly always start with a zero-word-count first day. It doesn't matter what day of the week it falls on, whether or not I have work, whether I've planned or am pansting my story - I tend to start off pretty slowly, and that's only become more true the older I've gotten. So ending… Continue reading NaNoWriMo, Halfway Home (Update)
Oh guys, this... has been a draining week. Nothing bad has happened, but everything that's happened has been emotionally charged and has tested my anxiety to the limit. With that in mind, I've got to stop and reflect on the little positive things that have been keeping me grounded. First, I have a three day… Continue reading Friday, Fri-yay: November 9th, 2018
Well, October was a quite a month, creatively. I've never attempted more than one challenge at a time before. Moreover, I'd never attempted something that wasn't a writing challenge before, and this October saw me do both (this was a really special month, you guys). OctPoWriMo was not a wellspring of expertly crafted poetry. I… Continue reading Reflections on Inktober and OctPoWriMo
I never really had a morning routine. There were things I did every morning, sure. I used the bathroom. I got dressed. Sometimes I ate. But the idea of a routine has an implication of purpose or mindfulness behind it. It implies thought and intent. For most of my life, I've rolled out of bed… Continue reading The Importance of a Routine
I mentioned we took Bear to the library the other day, but had to cut is short; I had a headache, we had to go grocery shopping, and I needed to go home and cook. I honestly wanted to skip the library all together, but I can't deny Bear that simple pleasure. He adores… Continue reading How is He Mine?
Here is a hella late book haul...! Sorry, OctPoWriMo, Preptober, Inktober, and general life/work/parenthood is kicking my butt. We had our normal library day on Wednesday - though it was shorter than usual, it was also something I want to write more about later - and got a small stack of books this time around. … Continue reading Bear’s Book Haul: October 22, 2018
This has been a hell of a month, creativity-wise; despite occasionally falling behind on my OctPoWriMo or Inktober prompts, I've none-the-less been getting them all done (just, you know, occasionally a day or two late). I'm currently searching for a other creative prompts/marathon/sprints/challenges to complete in the upcoming year (and if I find some good… Continue reading Friday, Fri-yay: October 19th, 2018