Status Sunday

Status Sunday #5

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope everyone has had a lovely day with their friends and family, and that you got everything you wanted this year.

Status Sunday is going to be quick, like usual.

Things I’ve accomplished this week:

  1. Some more work has been done on Reader
  2. Another art piece has come in for Burner
  3. Secured a table for my first convention as a writer, which is slightly exciting.

Things I want to work on this week:

  1. I’m at my parent’s place this week for the holiday, so I’m hoping to get a lot of writing done.
  2. Hopefully the remaining art for Burner gets completed, but that’s more on the artists than me.
  3. Maybe get business cards put together, but that’s relatively minor.

Since I’m spending time writing and with my family this week, I’m going to be skipping my blog posts until next Sunday. I hope everyone has a happy holiday season, and I’ll see you all in the new year.


The Ups and Downs of Being a Writer

This is going to be a rather short post, as I have the day off and should really be working on my novel, rather than writing blog posts. And since I’ve been struggling to find my groove for this new story, I thought I’d talk about my experiences with handling the ups and downs of writing. In my case, staying focused, motivated, and active.

Advice, Writing

Writing in the Cloud

When I first started writing, I was limited to Microsoft Word or its freeware knock-offs. This meant that I was tied to a single computer, with a single file. I used to carry a notebook around with me, so I could write ideas down. In fact, some of my first fiction was written by hand, on the long bus ride to and from school. Now, with wifi and lightweight laptops, writing on the go is a lot easier. My main tool for writing these days is Google Docs, and that’s what this blog post is about. How to make effective use of writing in the cloud, the upsides of it, and the downsides.


Gull – Original Short Story

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about today, so I took a piece of advice my husband gave me and decided to post a piece of original fiction. I wrote this when I was in college for a creative writing course, and I’ve always enjoyed it (which is unusual for something that’s nearly a decade old at this point). And since I couldn’t come up with a compelling topic, here we are. I hope you enjoy.


Status Sunday

Status Sunday #4

I swear, time is flying lately. Here’s the week in review:

Things I’ve accomplished this week:

  1. Continued working on Reader, though I had to remove a significant chunk due to it being inaccurate. I’ll get the word count back up, but it’s still a little disheartening.
  2. More art came in for Burner, which is always exciting. I should get another three pieces in the next two weeks.

Things I want to work on this week:

  1. Write more! Holiday stuff has been keeping me busy, but I’d like to get focused again on Reader.
  2. Enjoy the holidays with my family. We’re off to Chicago next week to spend nine days with my folks, and I’m really looking forward to it.

See you all tomorrow for our regularly scheduled Monday post.