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 [...]

An Entrance and an Exit // life + camp nano + another hiatus + other such paraphernalia

An Entrance and an Exit // life + camp nano + another hiatus + other such paraphernalia

*casually slinks in* Did you miss me? (If not, please go away.) Yes, 'tis I, returned from the void of... everything. And boy howdy, do I have stories to tell! If you're not sitting on a stable, flat surface right now, I highly suggest reseating yourself. What follows is a long and intense summary of [...]

10 Reasons You Definitely Should NOT Become an Author // and an important announcement

10 Reasons You Definitely Should NOT Become an Author // and an important announcement

Once upon a time, my life was simple. I was a wee, innocent child who did wee, innocent things -- living each day free of worry or stress, flitting from one meaningless pastime to the next with the attention-span of a meerkat high on caffeine. Then one day, I made the blindingly stupid decision to [...]

Candid Conversations with Millie Florence // authors, interviews, and unexpected guests

Candid Conversations with Millie Florence // authors, interviews, and unexpected guests

GUYS! Guess what I get to do today! I GET TO INTERVIEW ONE OF MY NEW FAVORITE AUTHORS!!! You may have noticed my recent obsession with the book Honey Butter by indie-author Millie Florence (as demonstrated by my profuse fangirling on every internet platform), and, well, there's not much left to say. Except that Millie's [...]