T-3 days until NaNoWriMo. How are you prepping for a month of social hibernation and literary frenzy? In an effort to combat my previously stated issues of getting bored/never finishing anything, I’ve done more prep for my novel-to-be than I’ve done for any piece of writing before. Character descriptions, plot maps, Pinterest boards, pages of … More You’d Damn Well Better Be in Love: NaNoWriMo and Falling Hard for Your Idea
You are a ridiculously miraculous person. Your mere existence defies the laws of space and time. You’re made up of a bunch of tiny bits that could just have easily been dust, or a whale penis, or something weird like that. But no – heaps and heaps of atoms and molecules came together and somehow … More Special. Not Special.
People are nothing but a giant gray area. A few years back, when things ended with the guy I was supposed to marry, I was the “victim”. He broke my heart, I was left to pick up the pieces – to me, it was a black and white situation. He was a bad person. I … More Black and White and Gray All Over
This November, I’m trying National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). 30 days, 50,000 words – that’s about 1,667 words per day. And I am terrified. Generally, I write short form fiction and poetry. I’ve started countless novels, but they’re all currently lying about in various stages of abandonment. I have trouble finishing what I start, and … More NaNoWriMo: Because This Exists, and the World Needs Better
I’ve always wanted things I can’t have. I get bored easily, so the thing that’s just out of reach is always the exact thing I want. Or at least, I used to assume the logic was that simple. But when I really got to thinking, I realized there’s more to it than that. It isn’t … More You Know You Want It … Because You Can’t Have It
I am, generally speaking, a very happy person. Anyone in my life can attest to that, and I’m sure many of them can also attest to the fact that sometimes they want to smack me upside the head. Unfortunately, I don’t know if that would do much to alter my state of being. Honestly, I … More Why Are You Always So Happy?
Today is the International Day of the Girl, bringing awareness to the needs of girls around the world and encouraging us to advocate for their education and empowerment. So why do we need an International Day of the Girl? This is why. 1. Globally, 66 million girls out of school. (UNESCO) 2. 80% of all … More The International Day of the Girl