Maintaining Hope

Here's my obligatory political post folks. I know this isn't typically what you come here to read but it's something I think needs to be said. TL;DR Don't be afraid to make your voice heard. Please, please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote. Ya know, getting political has become… Continue reading Maintaining Hope

Originally…

I've been thinking a lot about original stories and how their life expectancy is pretty low nowadays. What is it that makes most people prefer remakes, sequels, and prequels more than completely original stories? Maybe it's the mystery that turns people off, the possibility that might not be as good as something already successful like… Continue reading Originally…

I have tamed the Dragon

To my surprise, Dragon Con had a lot of accomplished authors. And they had some pretty great panels. I will admit, the first panel I attended wasn't at all what I was expecting. Who would've thought a panel titled "The Pen & The Sword: Arming the Written Word" would turn out to be four military… Continue reading I have tamed the Dragon

A Game of Choices

At first, I was going to make this into a dream poem but I wanted to be more explicit in the description of this particular dream. What's a Choice? I dreamt a dream I shouldn't remember. A clever dream, really. A dream more easily forgotten than the next, yet remembered. If only slightly. In another… Continue reading A Game of Choices

Learning and Stuff

Just wanted to say today that I think I'm finally out of my rut. I think I can finally get back to work for real this time, especially since the the kiddos are all back in school and now the library won't be an ironically loud mess. That was part of the problem, but certainly… Continue reading Learning and Stuff

Throw it in Reverse

I'm sure I've talked about how important I think feedback is before, but here I go again, bear with me. I've had a pretty difficult time finding people I trust to read everything I've written and offer me some constructive criticism. On one hand, I totally understand that people have lives of their own that… Continue reading Throw it in Reverse

Lightbulb

I think I'm going to refrain from progress updates until I get closer to the end. There's just something about setting unrealistic goals publicly on a frequent basis that just bums me out. It bums me out when I don't meet them. It gives me this intense feeling of apprehension. On one hand, I think… Continue reading Lightbulb

Makes you think

So it's almost been a year since I started this blog and I guess I've just been reflecting on how it's changed over time. I started out writing about serious topics but instead of criticizing or trying to inspire a call to action, I just wrote about how they affected me for the most part.… Continue reading Makes you think