Random Musings

Choosing Pictures Over Snapshots

It really annoys me when people try and put a label on me, regardless of what that label is based off of, whether it's physical appearance, interest, belief, personality, whathaveyou. Sure, I use labels to describe myself in a pinch, when I don't have time to unpack all the different facets that make up my… Continue reading Choosing Pictures Over Snapshots

Writing Posts

Well, Shit

Oh, you gotta love the rollercoaster ride that is being a writer who overthinks (which begs the question of if there is any writer who doesn't struggle with overthinking and questioning their work). Let me tell you a story. Peruse through this blog the past, eh, year or so, and you'll find a plethora of posts discussing… Continue reading Well, Shit

Writing Posts

Musings over “Ama Te Ipsum”

I had a very different experience writing the latest short story for the Muses, which can be read here, if you're curious (also, if you do want to read this but don't want any elements spoiled, perhaps don't read this post). Usually, after a prompt is chosen, I write the story pretty soon after that and… Continue reading Musings over “Ama Te Ipsum”

Writing Posts

Two Steps Back, A Million Steps Forward

Oh boy, do I have work ahead of me. Remember reading this post, where I described my revelation of recognizing when you send a manuscript out too early to be read, because it's still at the "this-book-is-shit" stage? Yeah, so I read through all of that beta feedback referenced in that post this afternoon and… Continue reading Two Steps Back, A Million Steps Forward

Writing Posts

Tension and POV

Writers and readers! My friends, my colleagues, my enemies (enemies?): I need your help. It's nothing difficult, it's nothing dire, but it is simply my curiosity that I hope you will help appease or at least indulge, for a moment. I'm stumbled upon a conundrum in my writing that I would very much like your… Continue reading Tension and POV