Closing So Many Cookies

At the end of October 2019, I’ve closed the cyber doors of my So Many Cookies home bakery. Why? Lots of reasons. First, and most importantly, I was beginning to lose my love of baking. If there is a price I’m willing to earn to sacrifice my love of baking it is not a negative number, nor the potential for a slightly positive one. Second, … Read More

Birthday Progress

Well, it’s June again, which means my birthday’s coming up. Last year my birthday freak-out was huge. I could barely think the word ‘birthday’ without having a panic attack. But I did a lot of mental health work back then and it’s helped me work through my feelings about this coming birthday, my 29th. Celebration This time I’m planning an awesome party to celebrate, something … Read More

Seeing Things Differently

Last week I saw the touring production of Wicked, my all-time favorite musical. I’ve loved Wicked since I first heard the soundtrack in 2004 as a 14-year-old. This was the third time I’d seen it performed live and this time I noticed something different, something unexpected. I’m going to be focusing on the character arc of the two leads, Elphaba and Glinda. So, I’m not … Read More

White-Gloved Vampires

I love YA vampire stories and in my opinion, the biggest hurdle authors with protagonist vampires have to jump is the vampire diet. What I’m going to be specifically looking at is how author’s ‘white-glove’ their vampire heroes. I couldn’t find an official definition for the term white-gloved, but what I mean by that is that the main character is innocent of guilt while participating … Read More

A Bit of Poetry

My brain was in a rhyming mood this morning and I wrote two poems instead of working on my stories with due dates. So I thought I’d share the two best ones with you guys! Without further ado here are the fruits of my morning.   Darkness Do you ever wonder what your mind might sing, or your ears might draw, if you couldn’t see? … Read More