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Showing posts 11 to 20 labeled Personal Life (21 total)

Pros and Cons of a Strong Authorial Voice (September 18, 2016)

If done well and purposefully, a strong authorial voice can make a book. But if done badly or accidentally, it can ruin it. More »

Writing without Fear (July 10, 2016)

Two months into our new home in Central Oregon, Sweetie and I feel like we're finally settling down. We've arranged the furniture, made friends with the neighbors, and learned our way around the area. Last week I went shopping without looking up directions first, and I didn't get lost once! More »

New Job, New Home (May 1, 2016)

This blog has been on haitus for a few weeks, and will be for another few weeks, because I'm moving! Tomorrow I start my new job at Central Oregon Community College in Bend. More »

2016 Goals (January 3, 2016)

Last night Sweetie asked me what my 2016 goals are. In general, making New Year's resolutions doesn't work for me because I have a capricious character. If I get a bright idea to accomplish something but don't act on it immediately, I forget about it, or lose interest, or get cold feet. "Tomorrow" or "sometime this year" or "one of these days" usually translates to "never." More »

New Look! (December 6, 2015)

So I redesigned this blog. More »

Fun with Research (August 12, 2015)

While outlining my fantasy trilogy, I've been reading every historical novel in an East Asian setting that I can get my hands on. After I finish each one, I take notes on the Dos and Dont's I've learned from the reading experience. More »

Vacation Days (June 25, 2015)

Before this past Monday, I hadn't blogged, written, jogged, enjoyed a work-free weekend, or slept for an uninterrupted 8 hours for approximately two months. The reason was this, the bane of my existence since January 2014. More »

The Waiting Game (October 3, 2014)

Some people are very bad at playing the waiting game. I am one of those people. More »

Weekend Randomness (September 9, 2012)

This is what happens when I take Sweetie make-up shopping and let him pick out my nail polish: Or with a cat accessory: And this is what happens when I give Sweetie our old foam mattress topper and tell him to do whatever he wants with it: She hasn't moved since yesterday. More »

My Contrary Personality (May 6, 2012)

I wrote today. Shocking, right? I haven't written anything substantial in about a week. Not sure where my time went, but it certainly wasn't into making those progress bars go up. I think I spent it on limericks, putting together job applications, updating my resume and portfolio, and celebrating the end of the school semester with Sweetie by splurging $13. More »