It’s January 3rd. With the goals and resolutions of a new year in our minds, many writers are looking around for magazines to submit to and agents to query. Some of us will be doing that for the first time. (My goal, if you’re interested, is to submit to four magazines a month.) With everyone […]

Ahhhh, it’s nice when the shopping is done. One can sit back and relax. The wine cupboard is stocked, the sun is occasionally shining, and Eksmas is but two days away. I ran 13km this week. My cat is doing OK. I am going to eat all the food this weekend. (OK, fine. I am […]

Hey guys! Saw this “currently” concept from Amanda L. McCormick on twitter and thought it was a great idea, maybe once a month, to do a little round-up like this. So I’m giving it a try! I added in “writing” just because it felt relevant. Loving Kate Beaton‘s holiday family comics. They’ve become a part […]

Sam went back to the vet on Friday, and the news was very good. The steroid injection Sam was given last week seems to be working well, and his lymphoma has shrunk to half the size it was. The very was quite relieved as well; he’d been steeling himself to euthanise and it made his […]

Post-NaNo Blues


I have a NaNoWriMo hangover. Without an ongoing project to work on, I’m having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. I keep listlessly casting around for ideas and finding nothing that my mind catches on. I do have an idea for a novel, but I’m going to need to do some […]

  Just tell me I’m not a lost cause. Tell me eternity is long enough For me to make things right. That the stars will not judge me from their seats in the night. Tell me love is the cleanser, Not blood and not pain, And that with patience enough I’ll be human again. Tell […]

Spotify shoved this song in my face today, and I am overflowing with the rightness of it for this point in my novel. Because it’s November 29th. I have 47,550 words. And I am almost finished. This novel has been in my brain for a while. I knew what I wanted – the theme, the […]

Starting My Writing Journal

One of the early pep talks for NaNoWriMo this year was from Daniel José Older. His whole pep talk is great; this sort of writing about writing is something I just devour and something I’d one day like to really contribute to myself. In particular Older talks about his writing journal, something that he’s only […]

I’ve added another story to my writing day, alongside my NaNovel – fanfiction; no, you can’t read it; I publish it on AO3 under an alias, as one does – and my mind is all stories, all the time. Well, I take brief breaks to goggle at the state of world politics, but mostly, it’s […]


TWO DAYS after Election 2016, the shock’s just starting to wear off and reality is beginning to set in. We’re looking around trying to get a sense of the world we now live in. And then LEONARD COHEN DIES. Is this year cursed, or something? We needed him. We’re catapulted into an uncertain future, everyone […]