Random Musings

Pressure and Expectations: Making it Financially as an Author

Hello, dear readers! This week, I wanted to write about money, but in a very different sense than what I usually do, i.e., ranting about my lack of it and the difficulty of surviving as an adult in this consistently-increasing-living-expenses-without-an-increase-in-pay society (and that's without getting into the bullshit that's going on in the White House right now).… Continue reading Pressure and Expectations: Making it Financially as an Author

Writing

Tropes and Clichés

I've been thinking a lot about tropes and clichés lately. Between editing a previous trilogy with a  foundation built on tropes--including everything from the Chosen One to vampires and werewolves to old men who know all yet tell nothing--and planning a new series that uses even more--and this time, purposefully--plus simply observing the dialogue surrounding the… Continue reading Tropes and Clichés

Writing

Pushing Forward

So, I know I've written about this before, but I'm in that stage again. I don't have a title for it. It's the You're-Not-Cut-Out-To-Be-A-Writer stage. It's not that I don't have the drive or the ambition or the dream. I mean hell, I've going through round three of editing my debut and this thing isn't… Continue reading Pushing Forward