I am desperate to like whiskey because I have a (probably) false sense that whiskey-drinkers never take shit from anyone. I am barely able to choke the stuff down. Maybe it is because I am soft, or at least, I have been told as such. When I kindly asked for some of the mini bottles … Continue reading Whiskey, Soft
Brief Synopsis: The Accident Season rolls around every October, wreaking havoc on the Morrris’s, a family living in a small town in Ireland. Mostly, it just causes bumps and bruises, but sometimes it’s worse — like the Accident Season when Cara’s father died. According to Cara’s friend Bea and her tarot cards, this season does … Continue reading Review | THE ACCIDENT SEASON by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
I know I've been absent for quite some time, with and without reason. There have been so many times I've wished to come to my computer and sit down to write something that might mean something to someone somewhere maybe, but whenever I would do so, words failed. Actually, until recently, I felt creatively blocked … Continue reading Hi. Hey. How are ya.
I think the title explains it all. "Somebody Else" by The 1975 "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby" by Cigarettes After Sex "Smoking Section" by St. Vincent "Corners of the Earth" by ODESZA "It's Only" by ODESZA "oh baby" by LCD Soundsystem "Don't Worry Baby" by The Beach Boys "Timshel" by Mumford & Sons "Radio" by … Continue reading Songs I like to listen to on repeat because they make me feel gloomy in a good way
Shall we start this post off with some disclaimers? Let's do. Disclaimer #1: I have never had anything published, and therefore, have no advice to give on how to get your writing published. I am simply someone who writes often and studied English in college; therefore, I have unlimited experience with writer's block and getting … Continue reading Some Tips for Escaping the Dreaded Writer’s Block
Romances are so much less interesting than books about marriage. And that's a cynical way to look at marriage, I know, insinuating that marriage and romance occur separately. But there's a reason classic romances often stop at the wedding. It's because from the moment the two parties say "I do," the story changes completely. Lauren … Continue reading December 2017 Book of the Month: FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff
This is incredibly late and I have not posted in a while, mostly from a lack of creativity and busy-ness due to the nightmare that is holiday retail. But I'm still reading, of course - because how else would I stay sane amidst the insanity? So. I have a new favorite book, everyone. It's Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. … Continue reading November 2017 Book of the Month: SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
It's hard to create something that no one reads/watches/sees/listens to. It's hard to put something out into the world in general, but even harder when there's no one there on the other side. It feels isolating. In my case, it makes me not want to write -- to not even do the thing that I … Continue reading A Note on Failure.
Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Well, it's complicated. It's almost November again, and yes, I am participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), meaning I will [hopefully] have a [somewhat] complete first draft of a novel by the end of the month. I've heard the various platitudes that just sitting down to write is the … Continue reading Can I get a novel published?
I exploded my washing machine. Well, not exploded. But I tried to wash a new comforter and apparently it was too much for my washing machine to handle. It overflowed -- I just like to say that it exploded because it makes the story more interesting. I mopped up and extracted the now extremely soaked, detergent-ridden … Continue reading Thoughts From a Laundromat