I hate editing. I am going to be upfront and honest about that. I hate re-revisiting my work and I hate the long and tedious process of editing. I know it is important, but I hate doing it. I also know that I am in the majority of the writing community. We know that all … Continue reading My writing cycle: write, procrastinate, and edit
Both the temperature and my energy are low. January is always the hardest month of the year for me. My Seasonal Affective Disorder is in full swing, but I can't distract myself with thoughts of the holidays. The days are short, the weather miserable, and my motivation is non-existant. Everything from work to household chores … Continue reading January Lows: Seasonal Affective Disorder
Part 1: Here Part 2: Here Part 3: Here Part 4: Here I carried the prince to the edge of the castle gates, then went inside to introduce myself as a representative of his entourage, sent ahead to prepare for his arrival. Once there, I would begin my observations of the court, and the princesses … Continue reading Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Re-telling part 4
*I didn't forget, the holidays were just really busy!* Part 1: HERE Part 2 : HERE "I can't believe you talked me into this." Prince James looked at his diminished reflection in the still water of a pond just outside the Sonnigeebene castle gates. "I can't believe you let me do this," I replied. I … Continue reading Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Retelling- part 3
How can something so cold be less like unyielding ice? Soft and fragile as a fairy wing, graceful and light in its dance. More air than water, less wet than dry, champagne snow falls in mountain skies.
Every time I talk to my Dad he asks when I'm going to settle down. I am his youngest child (my younger brothers are from my Mother's next marriage), and the only one of his kids who is not married with kids of my own. Not only am I unmarried and childless, but I have … Continue reading Settling Down or Just Settling?
Read part 1 HERE: A formal letter of agreement and a gift were promptly sent to the Kingdom of Sonnigeebene, and James and I were preparing to follow. I was eager to see our neighbors to the East, but Prince James' nervousness the more the topic of marriage was brought up. Each time Prince Hans … Continue reading Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Retelling part 2
As children Prince James and I played in the courtyard together. We were unlikely friends, the second born son of a king and the only son of the castle sorceress, but we spent every day together since we were scarcely out of the nursery. He, as a second son, had few royal responsibilities, and I … Continue reading Iron, Green, and Gold: A Frog Prince Re-telling Part 1
I decided to re-read Grimm's fairy tales. Why? It started because I was looking up the tale of Frau Holle. As I read the tale aloud to my friend, I realized I had definitely heard that story before. Each story beat hit at something in my memory, something that had been buried for years. Unlike … Continue reading Grimm Re-Writes: Rewriting Grimm’s Fairy tales because I can
December is here, but snow is not. Once upon a time, snow would fall on Halloween. As the drought dragged on, we were lucky to have snow on Thanksgiving. Now, we are over a week into December without a single flake. I didn't grow up in the snow. Most of childhood was full of hot, … Continue reading December Greetings: Winter is fleeting
I made the mistake of trying to date again. Now that work is calming down, and the summer markets are over, I have weekends free for dates. I thought it might be a good idea to branch out, and start playing the field. I opened up my dating app again, and started sorting through my … Continue reading Dating As a Demiromantic part 4: Emotional Labor and Dating Fears