Life, writing

The Enigmas of an Introvert’s Notebook

Writers are an odd lot. Yes, I know, statement of the century. But seriously. We wander around graveyards with the express purpose of stealing dead people's names, space out of conversations to contemplate which innocent character we're going to murder next, and hurt ourselves on purpose so we can "know what it feels like". (At… Continue reading The Enigmas of an Introvert’s Notebook

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Introversion, Introspection, and the Emotions of an INTJ—a ton of tags

That title sounds way cooler than the actual post. *cough* Hello, my minions. I've had a couple of tags floating around in cyberspace for some time now, and with yet another addition to that stack, I thought it high time I did a compile post and shove the brilliant depths of my intellect out into… Continue reading Introversion, Introspection, and the Emotions of an INTJ—a ton of tags

Life, writing

How I Earned a Walmart Employee’s Undying Respect

Welcome back, peeps, to our weekly Thurs---er, Friday post. Today, I'll be sharing a strange and mildly fascinating experience that includes eyeglasses, introversion, and an Indian man. Woo woo. What some of you may not know is that my eyesight stinks. (To put it simply.) A trip to the eye-doctor has been a long time… Continue reading How I Earned a Walmart Employee’s Undying Respect

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In Which I am Interrogated by Numerous People

Hello, my people. Today, we have lots of deep and uncomfortably personal questions which I am supposed to answer. (Which generally means I don't answer them at all, and instead ramble about chocolate.) Over the past month, I've accumulated several tags that I've put off until I could update my writing status (mostly because they… Continue reading In Which I am Interrogated by Numerous People

writing

About that Book… (plus a new title, and other cool stuff)

SO. You may remember a post I did back in September, when I announced that I was taking an official leave-of-absence from my book, The Silvershaw of Glenborn, to explore other stories and hopefully get the pain to subside in my neck. (Boy, that was a run-on sentence.) Well. No matter how hard I try, I… Continue reading About that Book… (plus a new title, and other cool stuff)

Life, Spiritual, writing

From the Heart of Discouragement to the Head of Pride

I almost didn't publish something today. Hang on, hang on, there's a reason. (There always is...) This wasn't just me being lazy and furtively ignoring my blogging accountability partner. (Which I would *cough* NEVER *cough cough* do... *choke*) The reason I almost didn't post today is ACTUALLY because of you guys. Yep. It's YOUR fault.… Continue reading From the Heart of Discouragement to the Head of Pride

Family, Life

Another Baran Vacation, Part 1— Featuring Photogenic Pigeons and a Hurricane

Well hello, all you lovelies. You may (or may not, depending on how devoted you are) have noticed that I didn't do a post last Thursday. The reason (yes, there is a reason) behind this is... I was lazy. I was going to say "Bet ya didn't see that one coming!" until I realized that… Continue reading Another Baran Vacation, Part 1— Featuring Photogenic Pigeons and a Hurricane

writing

Goodbye, Book

Alright, people, I have an announcement to make. We all (hopefully) know that I'm writing a book that hates me. Not only does it resist being written, it's extremely disobedient and rebellious, and my characters make tons of messes that I have to clean up. It's been a thorn in my side for two years… Continue reading Goodbye, Book

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Sometimes, With a Ton of Concentration, I Can Clean

TODAY ENDS CAMP NANOWRIMO. Excuse me while I go bury myself and don't return for another hundred years. *buries self* Ahem. Yes. For the few random people who don't know what Camp Nano is, it's basically where you set yourself a writing goal and complete it in a month. Yes, we could do that ourselves,… Continue reading Sometimes, With a Ton of Concentration, I Can Clean

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A Lunatic Writer’s Anniversary

Guys. Do you realize how special this week is? Two years ago, sometime this week, a life changing event occurred. While my brother was in the hospital having his appendix removed, and all the house was quiet, I went into our storage room. Sitting down among the various piles of boxes and junk, a scrap… Continue reading A Lunatic Writer’s Anniversary