I feel like the world entered 2021 with cautious (if a little beleaguered) hope. The shitstorm is clearly far from over, but what we are aware of, we can cure (and that doesn't just apply to viruses).
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when life crowds out everything else
When the roar of real life drowns out the call of our dreams, do we cede to the former or fight harder for the latter?
The Liebster Award
Got tagged for the #LiebsterAward, so here goes! #writinglife #howwritersroll
The Value of Dreams in a Numbers-Driven World
Let's hear it for the dreamers, the artists, the creators, and the innovators. Those who fight to leave their fingerprints on the world. #createyourlife
#ReadingList for October!
Adding on the to never-ending #readinglist #amreading
Post-CNY Book Updates and Writing Links
It's been a whole week of preparations and spring cleaning and general merry-making that involves too much food that wipes out the clean eating program, but here's a quick update on The Novel and some great writing links to share!
Clocked 30K for NaNo – and that’s okay
So we're done with NaNoWriMo! One crazy month of uncensored writing, manic word churning, and getting lost in the labyrinth of the world you created. My word count stands at 30,300. But oh, who cares. I'm having too much fun right now to obsess over word count! With a structure I've never dared to try… Continue reading Clocked 30K for NaNo – and that’s okay
National Novel Writing Month entails copious cups of green tea, manic pounding of the keyboard, dreaming up scenes, talking to your characters, considering what they'd do in your shoes as you go about your life, and basically being taken over by this snarling, squalling, blossoming thing called the Work In Progress. Anything that helps churn… Continue reading It’s NaNoWriMo!
Book Review: A Little Wanting Song
So after the magic that was Graffiti Moon, I reached for another Cath Crowley book, A Little Wanting Song. It was everything I hoped it would be - sweet, funny, poignant, with beautiful, heart-breaking prose, characters you fall in love with and find a bit of yourself in, and music (pun intended) woven between the… Continue reading Book Review: A Little Wanting Song
Book review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters
So I've finally finished reading Dreams of Gods and Monsters, dammit. I'd been trying to stave off the ending for as long as I could, but I guess no story lasts forever. DOGAM, of course, was amazing. It was a beautiful conclusion to an epic trilogy. I remember how the first book, Daughter of Smoke and Bone,… Continue reading Book review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters