Now and then I get an ARC that I love so much I want to sing its praises everywhere I can, and Kalynn Bayron’s Cinderella is Dead is one of those that I think I’ll be yelling at people to buy.
It’s a great program, but other than the cloud-based writer, it doesn’t offer me much that Scrivener doesn’t already give me, and sometimes writing in an internet browser provides entirely too much opportunity for distraction.
I am, shall we say, a NaNo veteran, having won about half a dozen times out of all the times I’ve participated. So here’s what tips I can give on how to make it through NaNoWriMo and get to 50,000 words:
I have until Friday to decide whether to do NaNoWriMo. I’ve always been an enthusiastic supporter of National Novel Writing Month. I participated almost every year since I was a sophomore in college, “winning” (ie. Making the goal of 50,000 words in one month) for 8 of those years, and it was through NaNoWriMo that …
When one of the major parts of your daily routine disappears, it’s hard to figure out what to do with yourself. It’s hard to establish new routines. I, who spent the last few years lamenting the lack of time I had to get things done, now find myself with a surplus of free time. At …
On August 12, I lost my mother. I am still very much in the “fake-it-til-you-make-it” phase of figuring out how to live without her, but it’s all a series of managed distractions that are holding me together. Silences are killer. It’s in silence that I remember her absence and then all of the hastily erected …
When I do try to take a moment for self-care, I often feel guilty about it. There is that never-ending to-do list, after all, so many things I need to be doing but don’t have time to do.
Though I realize it was largely accidental (and due to the fact that the assumption was that most players would play as Alexios), it became fairly clear to me that this might just be the single most lesbian game I have ever played.
A list of the best books I’ve read in 2018.
Furyborn, by Claire Legrand, should be right up my alley. After all, I love a good fantasy novel, I love courtly intrigue, and I love strong women. I didn’t, however, love this book. I didn’t hate it, either.