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 [...]

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 [...]