A hint of je ne sais quoi

In Lewisville, there is a place called The Pines Motel. It is on the corner of Interstate 35 and Business 121 and subtle enough that I lived in Lewisville for about four years before I even noticed the place. Merely speculating, I imagine at least one murder has taken place there, and while they have […]

Nice place you got here…

It’s been… a minute. To say there’s been a lot going on is an understatement. Today, I learned about myself that when things get heavy or stressful or overwhelming, one of the first things to go by the wayside is my writing. Which seems… not great. Considering it’s my biggest creative outlet. But it’s work. […]

Where do we go from here

I knew it was coming. It happens in all of my books, honestly; the fact that I was able to get out a whole trilogy is still completely mind-boggling to me because I cannot plot to save my life. I have two WIP that I’ve been posting here (hopefully that’s been clear because otherwise you […]

One Month

I woke up this morning in my usual pain from a shoulder situation I need to spend money to fix properly. I haven’t been stretching at all so I decided I needed to start there. I did. It sucked a whole lot. Finished and sitting on the floor and contemplating the very minor shoulder improvement […]

Let People Enjoy Things. Sometimes.

I recently read a wholesome post about a woman getting her hearing for the first time and the boyfriend stayed silent while she wept over hearing her mother’s voice for the first time, etc. and then he leaned in close and asked her to marry him. Mm. Okay. I pointed out some issues with this […]

Compliments (cw: pain)

I used to think it was something of which I should be proud: high pain tolerance. “You have such high pain tolerance!” “That doesn’t hurt? WOW!” People were impressed, and I liked feeling impressive. I leaned into it. I let people give me Indian burns at recess for a quarter on the promise that I […]

The Most Horrible Blanket

Previously, I described my household’s cursed couch. Now I will describe for you The Most Horrible Blanket. Surprise: it’s absolutely in my top five blankets in this house. Could be top three. I love this blanket so much. And it is awful. I asked to take it with me when I moved out and translated […]

Cursed Couch

My husband has a couch. This couch is cursed. We got it at the resale shop, and I have no doubt a witch was its previous owner. It is a two-seat, often called a loveseat, but there is nothing lovely about it except the proximity to my husband. It is impossible to stretch out, even […]

Snow, snow everywhere. Uh… why isn’t it stopping?

It hasn’t snowed this much since I was little. It’s definitely iced over quite a few times, and we got a random snow day at the beginning of Spring recently, but this much? No way. Everyone is boggled by it. Crunching through the thickening powder reminded me of a scene I wrote for a Creative […]

Delayed, but still here!

Greetings, comrades. It has been a few days since last I wrote in this blog and I apologize for that. I’ve had something of an emotional week: I heard back from the publisher I submitted my book Seeker to and they want to publish it and the sequels Hunter and Magus. I am blown away and beyond thrilled. The last […]