Book Review: Madly, Deeply- The Diaries of Alan Rickman

Madly, Deeply is exactly what the title states it is, the diaries of Alan Rickman. Any broader narrative shouldn’t be expected. As a fan of Alan, I was very interested in reading this book and ultimately am glad I picked it up but don’t think this is something I would recommend more broadly. This isContinue reading “Book Review: Madly, Deeply- The Diaries of Alan Rickman”

Book Review: She Who Became the Sun

What would you do to obtain the destiny of greatness? That is a question answered by Zhu Chongba as she takes the opportunity to become her brother after his death and change her fate from nothingness to that of the divine right of heaven in She Who Became the Sun. At every twist and turn,Continue reading “Book Review: She Who Became the Sun”

Book Review: She is a Haunting

“She is a Haunting” is a YA book with generational horror, a haunted house, inner demons, and a look at the colonial oppression of a people; sounds like a lot over the course of 350 pages? It is. I wanted to like this book with its vivid horror scenes and references to the harm doneContinue reading “Book Review: She is a Haunting”

The Struggle with Revision

I have not met a single author who has said that writing was easy. There are numerous stories describing the horrors of writer’s block, struggles to fix the plot, wrapping up storylines, or developing characters, but most agree that writing that first draft, now that is the fun part. The euphoric explosion of creativity onContinue reading “The Struggle with Revision”

Book Review: I Have Some Questions For You

If you like crime reads, pick this book up. The main character, Bodie Kane, a successful podcaster, returns to the private 9-12 boarding school she attended for a two-week teaching stint. While there, with her students’ interest, she confronts the past death of her ex-roommate Thalia Keith, and the conviction of Omar Evans, the school’sContinue reading “Book Review: I Have Some Questions For You”

Book Review: Sid Meier’s Memoir!

Sid Meier’s Memoir! was a great mix of nostalgia and insight into the career of the creator of one of my favorite strategy games of all time (Civilization). The book’s pacing is relatively quick, but specific chapters get slogged down in details outside Sid’s direct purview. Later games are also passed over, the more recentContinue reading “Book Review: Sid Meier’s Memoir!”

Keeping up with the BookTokers

I have always struggled with keeping up with my social media. No matter how hard I tried to get myself into a routine or the zone, I inevitably fell off the branding/ content bandwagon within a few weeks. Outside of that, I even went so far as to pull myself off social media entirely duringContinue reading “Keeping up with the BookTokers”

Week One of Freelancing: A Success? ðŸ¤·ðŸ¼â€â™‚️

This week, I concentrated on getting myself set up on Fiverr with a few gigs to kick off my plunge into freelancing. Whereas the process wasn’t complicated, it was a new experience, with me unsure of where I fit in. Every time that I sat down in front of the computer and opened the descriptionContinue reading “Week One of Freelancing: A Success? ðŸ¤·ðŸ¼â€â™‚️”

Writer for Hire?

As I’ve written about many times, finding time to write is always tricky. With the 9-to-5 job, a family, and just the time needed to wind down for my sanity, having a solid block of time to work on my novels and short stories seems nearly impossible to achieve. Obviously, stating it as an impossibilityContinue reading “Writer for Hire?”

Unforeseen Hiatus

Writing seems to exist in a predictable pattern for me, even when unintended. A burst of inspiration inevitably leads to a hiatus after I cross the halfway point with my work and alas, it occurred again. I haven’t posted in any of my spaces since May and for good reason, seeing as the income sideContinue reading “Unforeseen Hiatus”