New 2021 Short Story Release in Magazine Storyhack Issue #7: Eyes as Blue as Metal by Dominika Lein. On Amazon Now.
Good day! How's everyone? So, I recently remembered that MeWe was a thing, and that I have an account there. I hadn't logged in for a while... 9 months since last post... so, that should give yet another indication how I consider social media. Being back on Twitter, I am reminded as to why I … Continue reading January 2020 Chat
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 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…
...Twitter. (is that how clickbait works?) So, today is the day that I deactivated my Twitter for good. The reasons for this are multifold, but primarily: I don't like the site. Alright, moving on. I wrote roughly 250,000 words this year. I wish I'd gotten more of it out, but... I feel incredibly excited for … Continue reading Ok, bye…
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