New 2021 Short Story Release in Magazine Storyhack Issue #7: Eyes as Blue as Metal by Dominika Lein. On Amazon Now.
Good morning! ...or evening... or afternoon... you know what... just... it's morning where you are right now. I don't care what the sun says! So. Gooooood Morning! Exciting news today. We have a short story release in StoryHack Action & Adventure Magazine! It's a SciFi-esque story and yes, of course I have to put that … Continue reading NEW RELEASE: StoryHack Action & Adventure!
The year is 2020. The future has imploded into the present... Anyway, after a year away, I have rejoined Twitter. What did I discover from being away for a year? For one, my brain doesn't naturally use short snippets of thought. For another, I actually forgot Hashtags are a thing! Twitter is one of the … Continue reading New Year, New Decade. Ayy 2020!
My environment recently got changed so I can (with great hope!) manage less interruptions while writing/editing/proofing/etc. While my computer always had a spot, I never had a space specifically for writing. I made do with whatever: the extra table, the rickety chair, the couch, etc. During a short stint in California, I never got proper … Continue reading omg, an update?
One word at a time. Such is how a writer's quest for perfection exhausts imagination. The craft of writing is subject to overthinking. Analysis of prose can be useful, yet when it becomes the dominant priority, the heart of a story perishes. With loss of heart follows loss of passion. Excessive editing, obsession with grammar … Continue reading Perfection
I've never known normal. The life I've been granted is a strange existence. The bizarre is my ordinary. Eccentricity feeds my craft, not for sensationalism, but because it is my natural state of being. The odd and unusual is where the fantastic resides. Investigations into absurdities of life serve a purpose for the development of … Continue reading phantasmagoria
I find my soul on the road. Even when things don't go according to plan... especially then. I'm currently writing this from a luxury hotel bar. The night before was spent in a Super 8. Neither of these were planned, and both provide me with outlooks that influence my books. Whenever I take a road … Continue reading Serendipitous Fleeting Existence
I know I've been quiet, especially since I left Twitter (unless you're on my mailing list and then you would've gotten that short horror story in Jan~ check your inbox if you didn't see it!). Well, that's going to change soon enough. Starting on April 5, I will be returning to blog posting here. Maybe … Continue reading And From The Silence…
Quick update time: last few months have been time-consuming with lots of demanding life things that don't have to do with writing (family, job, etc.). This coming week, I'll be having minor surgery that'll keep me on bed-rest for about 3 weeks depending on healing. Luckily, it's NaNoWriMo so that works out! I'm spending time … Continue reading Autumn Update
During the start of this month, I spent days visiting the ICU of a hospital. My mother-in-law was there after a surgery. It was about a week of time, but being in a hospital made it feel much longer. The surreal aspect of watching real people living through incredibly real moments of life and death … Continue reading Summer Update