It’s a Frankenstein Kind of Year

I've been away from my blog for the past few weeks--travelling, dancing, writing, and taking care of a sick family. (Damn the flu). So this post is a little late and a little different than usual. I'm setting a focus for my next stint of writing. How long is a stint? A year? A week?…

On Physical Books

I Had to Go Digital 🙁 I don't buy a lot of physical books these days. First of all, they take up room in my somewhat small home. We already have our two shelves stuffed with books, and I don't want to make any more holes in our rental walls. Electronic books take up no…

Gergyovden: The Day of Saint George

Spring came to Bulgaria with a stutter — unexpected heat followed by a final week of snowstorms and then consistent tank top weather. If it wasn’t for the pollen creating a fine mist throughout the city, plugging up my sinuses, I would have thought spring had been skipped completely. I wouldn’t have minded if it…

Coming Up In 2020

I took a couple of weeks off the blog during the holidays. I spent the time with my in-laws, children, and husband. It has been a great vacation, but I am itching to get back to writing. Last year was an amazing year for me. I went from getting my first acceptance to getting fifteen…

Recipes Aren’t Only For the Kitchen

I'm one of those people who assumed I wouldn't like recipe stories. I thought they were a bit too formulaic and predictable to intrigue me. Besides, I'm not one who enjoys following recipes, so why would I like my fiction in a format I can't stand in the kitchen? But recently I've decided to give…

The Medusa Project

Bodies bumped together in the crowded club — men and women, women and women, men and men — all wearing variations on black. Shiny, fuzzy, leather, lace, the black blended together to form a shadowy pit. The mostly white skin within it was uncovered more than socially acceptable. But this was a different kind of…

No Novel November

While the majority of my writer friends took November to work on novels (NaNoWriMo), I decided to let myself drift through the month at my usual pace. This meant working a bit on the latest novel as well as completing and revising a few shorts. I even got some poetry done and subbed. Overall it…

One More Chance

As a child, I loved Choose Your Own Adventure books. As a young adult, I loved MUDD games. Recently, I learned it's possible to mix the two together and create web-based interactive fiction. I am definitely at the beginning of these skills, but I am enjoying exploring what I can do with a more visual,…