Once upon a time, I, like my father, would criticize everything about a story, whether it be a book or tv show or movie. Does everything line up, or are there loops needing to be closed? Plot holes! We've got plot holes here! Are the characters relatable? Was it executed well both in writing and… Continue reading Critiquing Stories
Once Upon a Writer
When I was eight years old, my maternal grandmother gave me a typewriter and taught me how to type on it. Both of my grandmothers worked at Arizona State University back in the day. Anyway, g-ma Ethel was my first typing instructor and what she taught me that day stayed with me until my freshman… Continue reading Once Upon a Writer
Achievement Unlocked: Demigod – Year 50
Today, June 13th, I reached Level 50 in this biological game of Life. As a punk from the 80s, I didn't think I'd make it this far*, and twenty years ago, I nearly took my own life. I certainly didn't think I'd be alone and childless in this journey, but here I am, doing my… Continue reading Achievement Unlocked: Demigod – Year 50
It’s Been a Long Decade
...and no, I'm not just talking about the year 2018, though that year alone has felt like a decade. Recently, I was reminded that I'd be turning 50 in six months. I'm not sure how to feel about it. I think I'm okay with it. I mean, I'm not feeling the great freak out coming… Continue reading It’s Been a Long Decade
A Drop in Time
Hey. I know. I've been quiet. I've had a lot going on in my life. I'll eventually get to the point in which I'll share it with the world, but for now, I need quiet. I need distance. I need solitude. I need peace. I haven't forgotten about you, though. I see you from afar.… Continue reading A Drop in Time
Sorry about that! I prematurely published. I mean, fuck, that post is nowhere near finished...if I ever finish it. IGNORE! Here, I've updated my Editing page. Have a look-see. *runs off on damage control*
If you're one of my clients, or a potential new client, you may want to read this.... We're coming up on August soon, which is the start of school here and my busiest time of year at the day job, so the entire month of August is blocked out to any type of editing or… Continue reading Editing News
On Writing and Life…oh, and a New Book!
One day I realized I was letting that bitch take my creativity from me.... Something happened several years ago that resulted in the loss of friendships, the loss of someone I'd considered a brother, but at the same time helped me break free from a cycle of manipulation that, under different circumstances had I not just… Continue reading On Writing and Life…oh, and a New Book!
Gods and Devils
Calling all devils.... I have a new book coming out!!! OMG! *bounces* Okay, look...I know I just released one last fall and this might be a bit too soon considering it's usually years between book releases from me, but let's try to move past that and celebrate. Not-so-coincidentally, this new book—The Devil of Dating—shares the… Continue reading Gods and Devils
I read a blog post the other day that made me realize just how lucky I am that my mother is still here, and it caused a calm-before-the-storm shuddering-standstill reaction from me. I broke. In 2007, Umi had a Pulmonary Embolism. I knew it was serious then, and I drive her to her INR appointments every… Continue reading Silent Killers