You know I like writing to music, movies, tv shows, etc., but I never write to news. Why? Short answer: it would drive me crazy, and I’d get no work done. Long answer: news is distracting because… It’s like popup ads on your computer – it’s deliberately trying to attract your attention by changing topics … More Why I Never Write to News
I didn’t get much sleep last night, and I feel like it’s derailing my entire week – losing sleep affects so much! My brain is so off-kilter. 🥴 Like I’m playing catch-up or always a step behind, and that feeling lingers like a bad cold until I get a few full nights’ sleep under my … More Losing Sleep Affects So Much
I’ve seen and heard of readers accusing authors of taking things from other books (My personal favorite instances are someone accusing Tolkien of taking ideas from the Harry Potter series and someone accusing J.K. Rowling of taking ideas from the sparkling vampire books. *cough*). It makes me think that might just be one of the … More Taking Things from Other Books
I’m really struggling to wake up lately. And to stay awake afterward. I don’t know if it’s depression or something else (are there illnesses that only have exhaustion as a symptom?). When I get up, it’s like moving through a fog or wearing weights. Like every motion is extra hard to complete, and I have … More Exhaustion: Depression or Something Else?
What is a romance novel without euphemisms? Is that even possible? They’re such a standard part of the love scenes (even in the books closer to erotica) that I sometimes wonder if you could even write a romance novel without them. Of Euphemisms & Romance Novels What Is a Euphemism? In layman’s terms, a euphemism … More Can You Write a Romance Novel without Euphemisms?
I’m not feeling great, so there won’t be a full post today. In fact, as soon as I post this, I think I’ll go back to sleep. See you Monday!
We’ve all had seemingly great ideas right before falling asleep. Ideas that mysteriously vanish in the morning light unless you keep a pen and notepad next to the bed and quickly scribble them down. But is that memory of great ideas true, or is our brain lying to us? Questions about Those Ideas What If … More Ideas Right Before Falling Asleep
I hope you all have a wonderfully lazy Labor Day! I, personally, plan to make the most of my extra day off. Starting by staying in bed to sleep in (a rarity to be treasured for sure!) – don’t you love that WordPress lets you schedule posts? ;-p Talk to you Wednesday!
Have you ever tried writing lying down? Lying on your back with a laptop on your stomach or chest and typing away? It’s not very practical or efficient, is it? Lying on your stomach isn’t much better. You end up kind of doing a back bend upwards to see the screen. Plus, you have to … More Writing Lying Down
How is it September already? What happened to August? Heck, what happened to July? I feel like I got caught in a time warp and lost a whole month – or more. I know that’s not the case, but I still can’t believe it’s September already! That means I have 2 months left to my … More I Can’t Believe It’s September!