Writing

NaNoWriMo Prep for the WriMo Virgin

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It’s October, which means all of my artist friends are filling my social media feeds with beautiful pictures every day and I am insanely jealous of their talent because the best I can manage is a wonky looking paint-a-long picture done to the (brilliant, lovely) Art Sherpa‘s instructions. But for writers, the month of October …

Reading

Beautiful Ridiculousness in the Parasol Protectorate

The Parasol Protectorate Boxed Set

Things are still crazy in my life, though I did finally get one weekend with no catastrophes happening and am feeling better because of it. But when things are nuts, you need something light and fluffy to read. My go-to author for fluffy fun, for a while now, has been Gail Carriger and her Parasol …

Television and Movies

Star Trek belongs on TV, but Not This Way.

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Without spoilers, I can say that the first episode of Star Trek: Discovery is a great start to the show. Diverse cast, an enemy that is just a touch too real and current considering the current political climate, and undeniably and absolutely everything that I have come to expect from the Star Trek I have been …

Life

The Uneasy Balance between Staying Informed and Staying Sane

The news cycle these days is enough to give you whiplash. It’s like being under siege, like one of those horrible missions on any given RTS game where you have to survive for a period of time while the game throws waves upon waves of enemies in your direction. Winning isn’t an option, survival is …