Well, it’s a word I made up, which is why no one’s going to be asking “What is titsulation?” unless 1. I somehow get famous (not likely) or 2. I’m socializing and use it in conversation. But back to the question and my made-up word. Here goes: titsulation (tɪtsjʊˈleɪʃən)Noun. An extra layer of clothing worn … More What Is Titsulation?
Like anything popular, NaNoWriMo is really tempting. It’s definitely something to boast about – “I wrote 50,000 words in a month!” And it might be a good way to get yourself a boost on social media. Having said that, though, NaNoWriMo is a bad idea for me. 5 Reasons Why NaNoWriMo Is a Bad Idea … More Why NaNoWriMo Is a Bad Idea for Me
Mondays are hard enough to face anyway, but getting out of a warm bed on a cold day makes the struggle even harder. You feel that chill nipping your nose while your blankets surround you with a warm hug, and your subconscious mind starts whispering, “Go back to sleep.” You know, in the same soothing, … More Getting out of a Warm Bed on a Cold Day
Having depression and anxiety hit at the same time is like trudging through a heavy fog split by lightning. Only the fog is physically heavy as well as thick, and the lightning strikes you each time, sending roaring energy through you to the ground. Casting your nerves and mind into a jittering frenzy and leaving … More Depression & Anxiety: A Heavy Fog Split by Lightning
Every romance novel has to have a happy ending, right? But what does “happy ending” mean? In terms of romance novels, that is – I’m not talking slang (Although that happens in romance novels, too.). Happy Ending Variations in Romance Novels Love and Marriage If we’re talking traditional romance novel, there’s only one possible happy … More What Does “Happy Ending” Mean in a Romance Novel?
If you assumed this would be a rant, you’re right. If you assumed this would be a rant on a frivolous, even stupid subject, you’re still right. But, come on, full size blankets are irritating. They’re almost square but not quite. And the difference is so minuscule in comparison to the overall size that the … More Full Size Blankets Are Irritating
Seriously, spam mail has gotten sneaky, and it irritates the crap out of me. That said, it’s almost a Wile E. Coyote level sneakiness. You see it mostly in the packaging of their envelopes. They try to disguise their advertisements as something else so that you open them. Which, honestly, backfires on them for me … More Spam Mail Has Gotten Sneaky
I really enjoy making up sayings for worldbuilding. But there are three aspects of it that are especially fun. What I Love about Creating Colloquialisms for My Book 1. Designing the Evolution of the Original Meaning Sayings change as culture changes. Either words get replaced by similar sounding words because the phrase is heard rather … More The Best Parts of Making Up Sayings for Worldbuilding
Writing about an in-progress romance novel is hard. Writing about it on WordPress is even harder. Here’s what I mean: 5 Ways Writing About My Romance Novel Is Hard 1. Avoiding Spoilers I’m still trying to figure out how to describe parts of the book without including too many spoilers. Even describing the main characters … More Why Writing About an In-progress Romance Novel Is Hard
I had Disney’s Sleeping Beauty playing in the background (like I do), and maybe it was because of a pensive mood or simply rewatching the movie as an adult, but I found myself thinking more deeply about Flora’s gift of beauty than I ever have before. And noticing some inconsistencies or strange details. How Did … More Flora’s Gift of Beauty in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty