Writing

NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Four

            Here we are at the end of another November. For some, this month was full of success as they achieved their writing goals. For others, it may have been a reminder of how to balance creativity with reality. Although the primary goal of National Novel Writing Month is to write 50k—the smallest word count… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Four

Writing

NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Three

               Last week, I mentioned how I was seeing a lot of other writers hitting roadblocks on their National Novel Writing Month projects. This week, I tasted my own medicine and found I was struggling to put words on the page the way I wanted to. I’m lucky that, as a NaNo Rebel, I have… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Three

Writing

NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Two

               We are almost halfway through National Novel Writing Month. This is the point where people usually start falling behind, lose inspiration or motivation, and struggle to reach their goal. However, for some, it’s also the point where they may have already hit 50k and kept going. As a NaNo Rebel, I have a bit… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Week Two

Writing

NaNoWriMo 2022: Week One

               In case you weren’t already aware, November is National Novel Writing Month. Traditionally, writers will try to pen 50,000 words in 30 days with the goal of having a “finished” draft by the end. I’ve participated in the event three previous times, and it wasn’t until I became a NaNoWriMo “Rebel” that I actually… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2022: Week One

Reviews

“A Little Bruja Magic”: Goddess of Filth by V. Castro

               Have you ever read something and had that little click where you realize that long-forgotten thrill of discovery has returned? I remember it used to happen all the time when I was younger: new fantastical worlds, interesting characters, staying up all night to finish the story. Post-degree and analytical to a fault, I’ve had… Continue reading “A Little Bruja Magic”: Goddess of Filth by V. Castro

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My Favorite Books of 2020

            I didn’t read many books in 2020. Some of this may be because of post-MFA burnout, and some of it may be due to the mental fatigue of dealing with a pandemic. I started a lot of books—didn’t finish them. I read plenty of fan fiction; it is easier to delve into familiar worlds… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2020

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My Favorite Books of 2019

    I read 40 books of various sizes, shapes, and genres, but, for the sake of brevity, I’m only going to pick my favorites for this end of year recap. To keep it simple, I’ve come up with some rules: One book per genre. The book need not be published in 2018, but did… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2019