life updates · musing · musings · writing · writing goals · writing industry · writing life · writing motivation

“It’s not too late” — and other reassurances a writer needs to hear

The journey towards becoming a better writer is never-ending, the goalpost is always shifting. But the good news is, it's not too late, you are right on time.

books · laini taylor · musings · quotes · reading list · solitude · writer friends

rediscovering joy in solitude + current reads

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).

anxiety · life · musings · ramblings · self care

Is it too early for a year-in-review post?

So I deadass left this blog languishing for a whole year. *slow claps for self* What can I say, 2020 has been a whirlwind of a year, with so many new experiences and encounters and invaluable lessons learned along the way. People came and left, connections sparked and died, and some old ones reignited. So… Continue reading Is it too early for a year-in-review post?


Happy 4th Anniversary, Muses!

The short story blog is now a wild toddler! *blows dust off blog* I know, I know. It's been almost a full year since I last blogged. I don't know how time passed so quickly, but this year has been ... eventful, to say the least. From forest fires to a certain deadly pandemic making… Continue reading Happy 4th Anniversary, Muses!

happiness · musings

Do we have hope or do we have expectations? (Yes, there’s a difference.)

Hope is the thing with feathers, said Emily Dickinson. But it's also the thing that will bring us joy. Expectation is the thing with demands, and it's what stands in the way of our happiness. #mytwocentsworth #happiness #joy #hope

Korea · land of sand and song · musings · travel

There and Back Again: South Korea

Second time back in Korea and there is still so much more to discover and fall in love with. From bustling Seoul to rustic Jeju, the quaint streets of Busan to Jeonju with its old-world charm, every part had something unique to offer.

a world apart · Before I Remember You · blood promise · land of sand and song · love potions and other myths · manuscript aesthetics · moodboard · musings · No Room in Neverland · WIP · writing · writing life

manuscript roundup + aesthetics

What writers do when they're stuck: create moodboards for their stories because those look way better than their shitty manuscripts.
#writerproblems #amwriting #manuscriptaesthetics #WiP #somuchtowritesolittletime #shinynewideas