Sunday Musings #1

I’m starting a new column on my blog called “Sunday Musings.” This is where I will share insights into my publishing and writing journey this year and these will publish every Sunday. I hope to avoid focusing in granular detail on my emotional state and my word counts and instead offer useful and engaging postsContinue reading “Sunday Musings #1”

Book Review: Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez

I had such mixed feelings about “Olga Dies Dreaming” by Xochitl Gonzalez. On the one hand, it’s a beautifully written book, with simply gorgeously crafted sentences, an interesting protagonist, and important insights into the Puerto Rican independence movement as well as the immigrant experience. On the other hand, I felt as if the plot wasContinue reading “Book Review: Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez”

What I Learned from Participating In Bloganuary

I participated in Bloganuary this January as I thought it might be a good way to revive my blog and to think differently about how I blog. This is a challenge from WordPress that provides you with daily prompts to inspire you to write blog posts, usually something personal about your life and your inspirationsContinue reading “What I Learned from Participating In Bloganuary”

Bloganuary Day 27: Solitude

Bloganuary Day 27 Prompt: Where do you go when you need solitude? I go to the woods. Maybe this is not true solitude as I always have my partner with me when I go hiking, but I always feel calm around him so I think it counts. I’ve been out there alone, too. I amContinue reading “Bloganuary Day 27: Solitude”

Bloganuary Day 20: Favorite Photo

Bloganuary Day 20 prompt: What is your favorite photo you’ve ever taken? I don’t think it’s possible to pick one single favorite of the literally 10s of 1000s of photos I’ve taken over the last 10 years or so. I first ventured into photography with my first DSLR, a Nikon D5100, in 2014 or thereabouts.Continue reading “Bloganuary Day 20: Favorite Photo”

Bloganuary Day 16: Causes

Bloganuary Day 16 Prompt: What’s a cause you are passionate about and why? Freedom of speech. Voltaire is widely attributed as saying, “I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend, to the death, your right to say it.” In this sense, I am a classical liberal in that IContinue reading “Bloganuary Day 16: Causes”

Book Review: Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee

Wow. The thrilling conclusion to the miraculous Green Bone Saga left me breathless till the very end, not wanting it to end and to find myself torn asunder from this incredible universe. Typically I am wary of fantasy series and have a bit of a stigma about trilogies; so often they are publishing’s way toContinue reading “Book Review: Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee”

Bloganuary Day 10: Gratitudes

Bloganuary Day 10 Prompt: What are five things you are grateful for today? One: Exercise. I go lap swimming at my local city pool in the morning a couple times a week, I’m signed up for another beginning tennis class that starts tonight, I do yoga at home a couple times a week and I’veContinue reading “Bloganuary Day 10: Gratitudes”

Today’s publications

I’ve published a weird gothic short story on my Ko-fi: The Vicious Sky This one’s free but tips are appreciated. I’ve also published Episode Six of CRY WOLF, my werewolf crime drama with a dash of queer romance (with a love triangle forthcoming!) exclusively for $3 a month Patreon supporters. In another month or twoContinue reading “Today’s publications”