I’m writing a new book. Well, kind of a new book. A semi-new book, if you will. I started it for my PhD, but I had a breakdown and didn’t finish it. But it’s been gnawing at me for years, so I figured I’d take a run at it since I don’t have another book… Continue reading F’ing geography.
Judgement Definition 1 a : the process of forming an opinion or evaluation by discerning and comparing b : an opinion or estimate so formed 2 a : the capacity for judging : discernment b : the exercise of this capacity 3 a : a formal utterance of an authoritative opinion Etc Let's free run this, shall we? Judgement is...judgemental. Of you, of me, of… Continue reading Today’s word…
I love finding words I'm not familiar with. I won't often use them in conversation after, because using obscure words can make you seem a prat. But I still like learning them. Today's word of the day at Miriam Webster is: Resile Definition : recoil, retract; especially : to return to a prior position So, what does today's word make… Continue reading New words
The other day I read an article about the attractiveness of humility and it got me thinking. Is it true? Where is the line between arrogance, cocky, self-assured, humble, and false humility? We know it differs by gender. Men can state what they know unequivocally, while women are expected to down play their abilities. If… Continue reading Where’s the line?
2019 is officially gone. It's now in our past and we're heading into the 20s. I hope 2020 brings you the kind of magic that makes your heart race, that it brings you adventure and the kind of knowledge that comes from leaving your comfort zone. May it bring your soul peace while still making… Continue reading I hope…
(This was originally posted on the Bold Strokes UK blog, where lots of great authors are telling readers about their holiday memories. You should have a looksee.) Loss is inevitable. At some point, we'll be celebrating our holidays without our loved ones (and they'll be doing so without us). It is, sadly, the one thing… Continue reading Ghost of Christmas Past
There is so much power in the stories we tell. If we could bottle it we'd power the world for centuries. And we're all story tellers. Every day people tell others a story; how was your day? Well, let me tell you... We talk about our co-workers, our parents, our doctors appointments. We talk about… Continue reading Bacon and bus drivers
Imagine: You spend 6-9 months creating a baby. It's hard work. You blow off friends, you stay inside on beautiful days, you eat way too many snacks. And you create. Then, the time comes for your baby to be born, to be presented to the world. Not just to your friends and family, no. THE… Continue reading Will you love my baby?
As someone who lives with mental health issues, and someone who is probably on the spectrum and doesn't always deal well with other people, I sometimes forget to talk about the stuff in my head. Like, it literally doesn't occur to me to say things out loud. I'm getting better at it, since I've identified… Continue reading A lighthouse on land
I'm excited to say I have a story in the forthcoming Lesfic Eclectic, an anthology that came about via the fabulous EllCon conference last year, but which has developed even further and now includes lots of great authors, from newbies to established writers. It has been pulled together and edited by the fantastically talented Robyn… Continue reading Breathing new life into old words