The pros of writing a continuing series

Writing a series is far different than writing a standalone book, and must be approached as such. I should know. I write not one, but to different series, because I’m an idiot who takes on way more than is sensible for one person. Before that, I wrote a couple standalone books. None of them endedContinue reading “The pros of writing a continuing series”

Let me tell you a story about adopting my cat

Here’s a picture of my cat, Harper. I love this cat, let me tell you. I couldn’t have a cat for a long time when I lived in an awful apartment building run by a sadistic hell beast wrapped in cheap synthetic clothes. She didn’t allow pets. Not even hamsters. When I finally managed toContinue reading “Let me tell you a story about adopting my cat”

Participating in an online convention, from a two year veteran

As many of you know, I participated in the B2BCycon for the second year in a row. It was a blast, as it always is. If you’ve never heard of a cycon, it’s like a normal convention. Authors have a chance to show off books, offer discounts and codes, and meet readers. While you don’tContinue reading “Participating in an online convention, from a two year veteran”

What I learned from Kitchen Nightmares, Part Two

On Friday, I started sharing with you the lessons I’ve learned from watching Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares. It turns out that I learned more than I realized, and the post spanned way out of control for a blog post. So here then is part two of what I learned from Kitchen Nightmares. Part two focusesContinue reading “What I learned from Kitchen Nightmares, Part Two”

What I learned from Kitchen Nightmares, Part One

Okay, normally I don’t love reality tv. In fact, I really hate reality tv. Like, all of it. Except for this one exception. I really love Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares. Yes, I know. The show is overly dramatized, and parades some of the worst instincts humanity has to offer. What can I say, it’s aContinue reading “What I learned from Kitchen Nightmares, Part One”

A bonus post about my recent trip to DC

My family and I went to DC on a school trip. We visited the National Halocaust Museum. I wasn’t expecting this to be a cheerful trip, but it was an important one. If you’ve never gotten a chance to see the museum, I can’t suggest it enough. I’ve known about the Halocaust, of course. IContinue reading “A bonus post about my recent trip to DC”

What we can learn from the Hamilton Cabinet Battles

Recently I was talking about Hamilton at my day job and mentioned that I’ve been pretty much obsessed with it for about five months. A co-worker jumped right in and said, “No, it’s been way longer than five months.” Okay, I guess I’m starting to get on people’s nerves with this. Don’t worry, I justContinue reading “What we can learn from the Hamilton Cabinet Battles”