There's a youtuber who is deeply into them and it started me thinking about who and where I was when I was reading about them the most. "You going tonight, Mare?" "I don't know." "Come on. It'll be fun. You love it." She dumped the soggy coffee filter in the trash and started up a… Continue reading WIP ~Mayfly~
Lunch. Healthy? Hmm. Maybe so. I'm nearing 2000 words in the latest revision chapter. I feel as though the male point-of-view is more of a challenge than I thought. Or this one in particular. The dudes I talk to insist that I'm overthinking things. "It's really that simple!" and so on. Really, though? Ah well.… Continue reading Beef and asparagus
The joys of food preparation in a Japanese mini-kitchen. -_- That is all of my counter space, stove and sink. Above and below that are the only cabinet spaces i have. I have dreams of big rooms. Today was spent fixing typos that I made all on my own. Honestly. It's embarrassing to find it… Continue reading Cooking and typos
There's music today. Check it out if you like violin and rock music. One of the seed questions on goodreads started me thinking about writer’s block. In general I’ve never had trouble thinking of things to write. Guiding my indulgences, yes, but not the thoughts themselves. In the past I was extremely shy about writing… Continue reading Writer’s Block
It’s face-meltingly hot in the summer. Saying 29C at 8:40PM doesn’t do justice to the humidity and the smell of overripe city. Yesterday was a misery of work, dentist, dehydration, migraine, and heat. It took most of today to recover. As a result, the best I could do for dinner was a spicy chicken and… Continue reading Japanese summer
Pictures of sunny days help make the rainy season slightly less gloomy. I can’t decide if editing is more enjoyable than laying down the words for the first time. The first draft, provided I’m not wrestling with writer’s block, feels like perfection. It’s a direct line from brain to fingers, and it’s incredibly… Continue reading Editing
I love the fantasy genre because it’s freeing. While I tend to read fantasy in the tradition of Tolkien because it’s the easiest thing to find, or it was, since that’s changing, it pleases me to no end to read a synopsis and see something entirely new. There is a place, and there has to… Continue reading Why Fantasy?