I had a busy month, and so I decided to recap it here. This is not intended as a boast, though I suspect I really should tag this humblebrag, but as a way to pull back the veil on...well, work. And I'll be honest about what I accomplished, what I didn't accomplished and should have, … Continue reading January 2018 Recap
It's not running around East Berlin unraveling a Cold War mystery of time, history and magic but it's been quite a week here for The Girl with the Red Balloon! First, I've sold my first foreign rights! The Girl with the Red Balloon has sold to DarkSide in Brazil. What does this mean? It means that … Continue reading A Busy Week for The Girl with the Red Balloon
This is the fourth and final post in my Year in Review series. It was a rough year. I mean. For basically everyone. Except for those people. They know who they are. They’re almost definitely not reading this post, so I’m not worried. It was a rough year. I attended my first rallies and protests … Continue reading A Year in Review: Personal
A Year In Review: Reading Last year, I analyzed my reading and wrote down some goals for 2017. Here are my 2017 goals from this post (opens in a new tab.) I want to read 125 books in 2017. I want 30% of what I read to be *by* a person of color. Not just … Continue reading A Year in Review: Reading
A Year In Review: Authorhood I’ve been staring at this screen for 20 minutes, wondering where to start. I don’t know if there are benefits to setting goals in my author life. So, so little in publishing is under your control, and the key to setting goals that are achievable is identifying what is inside … Continue reading A Year in Review: Author Life
I'm going to write four posts reviewing my year. Writing Author Personal Reading I'm splitting it up this way because I think it's important, at least for me, to separate my writing from my authoring. It sounds as if that's impossible, but I am an author because I write. But I am not a writer … Continue reading A Year in Review: Writing
I've been thinking a lot about how I work. How I'm most productive. What would help me be most productive and the type of creative person I want to be. This isn't news, if you've read previous posts on this blog. I'm a bit obsessed with this type of self reflection. But I'm going to self-reflect … Continue reading How I Work: Thinking about Process as a Writer with a Dayjob
My monthly newsletter is going out tomorrow so if you haven't signed up for it, I encourage you to do so! It'll be full of NaNoWriMo advice goodness and a giveaway for a new favorite writing craft book! Also, it'll have a little thing to/about Toby, my dog (okay, my parents', but I live with him, so … Continue reading Rabbit Rabbit! Happy November! New Book Deal News!
TW: anxiety, OCD, self-harm, vivid daydreams about bloody ends This is going to be long, and overly honest. It's mostly snapshots of anxiety when it runneth over from the last year. I don't really know why I'm sharing it other than I'm reading Turtles All The Way Down and it's really real, and I appreciate … Continue reading What It’s Like In My Head: Snapshots of an Anxious Mind
Because for at least ten million people, the Nazis did win. And they're still here. They're still promoting an agenda of violence and hate. They still want to kill in the name of their worldview. They have no respect for the rule of law, for human rights, or human dignity. The Nazis lost a war … Continue reading I Strongly Dislike WWII Alternate Histories. Here’s Why.