Writing Posts

Differing Opinions: Part One

I really struggled writing my most recent story for our Muses short story blog, which ended up being titled The Triggering Scent of Rabbit Stew. The prompt was super interesting and had absolutely so much promise, but an idea didn't immediately strike me. And in our email discussions, the Muses talked about trying to write some… Continue reading Differing Opinions: Part One

Random Musings, Writing Posts

Blogger Recognition Award

I received a sweet and heartwarming nomination from the lovely, inspiring and talented AZ Pascoe, whose post is filled with some really fantastic advice that I recommend you check out. This award is really neat and I really like how it is different from the tell-us-about-yourself type of awards (that I'm also addicted to and love, don't… Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award


The Lies of Locke Lamora

1. I read a lot of books. I read a lot of good books. Hell, I usually rate most of the books I read 4+ stars because, as a reader, it doesn't take a lot to please me and it takes a helluva lot to make me think a book isn't enjoyable. That being said, The… Continue reading The Lies of Locke Lamora

Random Musings

Quest for Happiness: Week Six

Friends! I can't believe I'm already six weeks into this quest. In some ways, it feels like I started just yesterday and in many others, that this has been going on forever. Though progress is slow, I think I'm finally started to figure out a groove. And I'm really excited to continue embracing that groove and… Continue reading Quest for Happiness: Week Six

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday: The Tethered Mage

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine where we readers salivate over the books we wish were on our bookshelves yesterday. This week's victim: The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso. This is Caruso's debut novel and even without a cover, as far as I'm aware (I'm sorry I keep finding books without a cover, but there… Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: The Tethered Mage

Writing Posts

A Guiding Focus

If you follow this blog, you may have noticed my resolutions post and then the subsequent update posts I publish every Sunday. I feared that this repetition and constant harping over my personal goals would become boring or annoying to my readers (and there's still plenty of time for that to be the case), but I've actually been… Continue reading A Guiding Focus