I’ve never been nervous about writing before. That sounds...overly cocky, I know, but it's not cockiness. It’s lack of giving a fuckness. If I think the plot is sound and the characters are interesting, I write it. I don’t worry about marketability, or who to sell it to. I just write, and I put the … Continue reading No Touchy: Why I’m seriously considering self-publishing
I freaking love sea monsters. I grew up fascinated by the ocean and all the shit we didn't know, all the things that might be down there. I read a lot of Peter Benchley and thought marine biology was the coolest damn thing, and I still do. There's a lot of sea monster horror novels … Continue reading Lets Get Weird: the Lusca
If there's one thing that's ticked me off over the years, its watching novels continually fail to portray mental illness accurately, realistically, and for the sake of character not plot. So, without further ado, here are your seven steps to getting mental illness right in your next story. How did they get here? You better … Continue reading Weekend Writing: 7 steps to writing mental illness
Me! *waves* And that’s all folks! *record scratch noise* By definition, androgynous is having both masculine and feminine qualities both. By my definition, it is the Yes answer to the question “Are you a guy or a girl?” in the great many answers that exist in the gender world today. In this regard, agender, which … Continue reading What Is Androgynous?
Alright nerds, sit down and buckle up, its time for our very first installment of Lets Get Weird, where I tell you about some strange folklore, paranormal studies--weird fucking shit that’s happened to me or that I’ve researched for book stuff. Today’s installment is...not the last one. Okay, its a bit of the last one, … Continue reading Lets Get Weird: the real life basis of Poltergeist
I don't like resolutions--I never really have. They're one of those things that grate on me, like when people ask where I'll be in five years or when exactly I plan to get a fucking book published. I have no fucking idea what the year will hold, so I can't really say if I can … Continue reading 2017: The Year Without A Resolution
As a kid, I wrote a lot about girls and boys, but I kept being told “be a girl”, so I wrote more about girls. Even though it grated me to be called “girl” and I never understood why for the longest time. I mean, they were technically right. I was in fact a girl. … Continue reading Creep versus Self versus the World: androgynous, writing to gender, and the great oatmeal disaster.
I’ve been writing since I was 9. I finished my first novel at 14. I queried my second novel at 18. I have never, ever won at Nano. I have tried, for three years running, but it wasn’t until this year that I finally cracked it. And here’s the weird thing: I don’t feel like … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned From Winning NanoWrimo
I have some terrible news for you, friends. Sit down. Get a cup of tea. This one may hurt. Now, there's about fifty million billion books and blog posts all across the land about How To Finish The Damn Book. And a lot of them will tell you the same shit: you need to write … Continue reading You Just Gotta Full On Frank Sinatra That Shit – Writing your own damn way