5 Reasons Camp NaNoWriMo is Worth It // aka shameless self-advertising for my cabin

5 Reasons Camp NaNoWriMo is Worth It // aka shameless self-advertising for my cabin

Camp NaNoWriMo is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you’re staring blankly at your computer screen and wondering how on earth you’ll scrape together the time (let alone the CREATIVE ENERGY) to participate. I feel you, friends. School is a monster. No, skip that – LIFE is a monster. A monster [...]

The Young Author Project // let’s spread some wisdom

The Young Author Project // let’s spread some wisdom

Hello, folks. *slams down coffee mug and props feet on table* If you were expecting a random 1,000 word ramble of flippant silliness this Thursday, think again. Today, I come proffering something even cooler. Prepare yourself for the rare burst of professionalism I feel swelling in my soul as I explain this thing. *dramatic music* [...]

Take a Look into Aeterna // a special sneak peek just for you

Take a Look into Aeterna // a special sneak peek just for you

*stumbles in and promptly collapses into a pile of fidgeting limbs* Guys. I won NaNoWriMo. And in the process, ended up disappearing from life. 'Nuff said. I truly believed the end of November would find me bowing and scraping to the masses, apologizing for only completing about 5,000 words. Instead, you find me beaming and [...]

Dear Beginning Writers: Ten Things You Probably Should Know

Dear Beginning Writers: Ten Things You Probably Should Know

We're nearing the homestretch of NaNoWriMo, and if you're anything like me, you're already dying a slow and painful death at the hands of Creative Overexertion -- otherwise known as Mental Combustion. I don't understand these people who get their 50,000 words done within the first two weeks. You people are superhuman. Anyway, in keeping [...]

Unruly Characters and Awkward Interviews // meet the cast of Aeterna

Unruly Characters and Awkward Interviews // meet the cast of Aeterna

I would like to formally recant a statement I made last week: "Boy, NaNoWriMo is easy!" [insert negative adjectives here] The biggest downfall with nano is that all my creative energy gets channeled into my book, with none left over for the blog. This results in stress, scrambling last minute to churn out something half-way [...]

Of Characters and Concept Designs: The Artistic World of Aeterna

Of Characters and Concept Designs: The Artistic World of Aeterna

The sun is bright, the wind is cold, and the strange Sarah creature has entered into Week #2 of NaNoWriMo. Surprisingly, all of her primary psychological functions are still mostly intact. Key Word = Mostly. Aeterna hit 80,000 words a couple days ago, and that in itself is enough to blow all my psychological functions [...]

How I Earned a Walmart Employee’s Undying Respect

How I Earned a Walmart Employee’s Undying Respect

Welcome back, peeps, to our weekly Thurs---er, Friday post. Today, I'll be sharing a strange and mildly fascinating experience that includes eyeglasses, introversion, and an Indian man. Woo woo. What some of you may not know is that my eyesight stinks. (To put it simply.) A trip to the eye-doctor has been a long time [...]

About that Book… (plus a new title, and other cool stuff)

About that Book… (plus a new title, and other cool stuff)

SO. You may remember a post I did back in September, when I announced that I was taking an official leave-of-absence from my book, The Silvershaw of Glenborn, to explore other stories and hopefully get the pain to subside in my neck. (Boy, that was a run-on sentence.) Well. No matter how hard I try, I [...]