Broken-Down Band // preptober prompts + week 4, day 4

Hello, humans! Today is technically the last day of my Preptober Prompts week, so before we get into it, I think I’d better explain what’s been going on with my weird posting schedule, and why I’m proving to be such a shabby host. Basically, writers’ block. (Blame it all on writers’ block.) No, but seriously. [...]

The Catastrophe of Christmas // preptober prompts + week 4, day 3

Yeah, so. This is late. It's been a rough few days...     The Catastrophe of Christmas Tramping through six inches of snow and being brained in the face by a snowball is not Liriel’s idea of fun. In fact, her idea of fun is so radically different from the current situation, she’s contemplating writing [...]

Common Sense // preptober prompts + week 4, day 2

Common Sense // preptober prompts + week 4, day 2

Heyo, humans, welcome back to week #4 of Preptober Prompts, hosted by yours truly! Today's prompt is... *drum roll*   And le song I chose--   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2CQ1GpMA2o For the record, this isn't my favorite song. But I do find it interesting, and it fits Liriel fairly well, so huzzah for that! (Also, the Orchardists are [...]

Feral Amusement // preptober prompts + week 4, day 1

Feral Amusement // preptober prompts + week 4, day 1

Hullo, humans! Thus begins the last stretch of October until NaNoWriMo (when we'll bid our sanity farewell), and with it comes Week #4 of Preptober Prompts. (Otherwise known as my week.) Who's excited?? (If you didn't shout "ME!!!" at your screen with the gusto of a tone-deaf rooster, I'm ashamed of you.) If you missed [...]

Bashing My First Book // a glimpse into glenborn + commentary

Bashing My First Book // a glimpse into glenborn + commentary

Leaves are falling, wind is blowing, grocery-store candy shelves are being cleared faster than Gimli drank that tankard of ale, and a miserable Sarah Baran is once again entombed in blankets and wailing about the oncoming cold. Ah, October. How I hate thee. (For those who aren't aware, I am part lizard. Cold and I [...]

The Joys of Job Hunting // and other frightening tales of adulthood

The Joys of Job Hunting // and other frightening tales of adulthood

"Sarah, you need a job," Anna informed me one day. "Pffffffft," said I, "jobs are for stressed out adults who have too much to do, can't pay their taxes, and survive on a diet of saltines and microwavable Kraft macaroni--" --and then I realized I was all of these things. There was no dispute after [...]

A Cup of Randomness // kittens + campfires + sarcastic summers

A Cup of Randomness // kittens + campfires + sarcastic summers

My friends, I come as a herald of happy things and sad things, great joy and exponential tragedy. The happy thing is that kittens exist. The sad thing is that I don't have it in me to write a blog post. "Whoa, whoa, Sarah, it's already been two weeks. You're skipping AGAIN?!?!" ...make me feel [...]