NaNoWriMo update ——— #2

Time for a NaNoWriMo update! For the most part, everything has been about the same. I've gotten a lot of words out by switching it up. If I don't feel inspiration for one project, I flip over to the next. I guess there is a perk to working on multiple projects at once. I still … Continue reading NaNoWriMo update ——— #2

Society

Society demandsbut I don't listen to thosemanipulative words Pushed to the backgroundwho notices their staresif no mirrors are around? Society begsbut I've left themin the rearview mirror Shoved to the dirtwho notices their threatsif no one's around? Society screamsbut I've put onmy headphones, full volume Squished to their moldI decided to be my own societyto … Continue reading Society

Book review – Wings of Ebony (Spoiler Free)

"Now… I don’t know what I feel. Nothing. Is that a feeling?" Title: Wings of EbonyAuthor: J. Elle Genre: YA FantasyPages: 368 pagesPublication date: January 26, 2021 I found Wings of Ebony on a book list and loved the cover and premise. I'm glad I picked it up. After Rue's mother's death, she discovers her true … Continue reading Book review – Wings of Ebony (Spoiler Free)

Book review – The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Spoiler Free)

"Knowledge is power, but it is a terrible power when it is hoarded and hidden." Title: The Girl Who Drank the MoonAuthor: Kelly BarnhillGenre: MG FantasyPages: 388 pagesPublication date: August 9, 2016 I won this book for free on Twitter, but I can't remember when or how it all went down. All I know is … Continue reading Book review – The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Spoiler Free)

Book review – The Further Selected Poems of K Morris (Spoiler Free)

“Footprints will go, / Covered by snow. / And this dear England of mine— / Is it all in my mind?” Title: The Further Selected Poems of K MorrisAuthor: K MorrisGenre: PoetryPages: 86 pagesPublication date: February 28, 2021 I enjoyed reading K Morris' book, Light and Shade, so I also picked up The Further Selected … Continue reading Book review – The Further Selected Poems of K Morris (Spoiler Free)

Should writers go to DV Con?

Earlier in 2020, I did a post on AWP vs ACES for conferences, but now, I've attended the inaugural DV Con conference. Since it was during a pandemic, they took a different approach that I hope AWP and ACES continues.  DV Con was open specifically for diverse voices, including POC, LGBTQIA+ community, Deaf, blind, etc. … Continue reading Should writers go to DV Con?

Book review – Light and Shade (Spoiler Free)

“It's easy to write / of eternal night / and to compose / flowery verses / about one's mortality / but many a poet curses / the reality / behind his poetry." Title: Light and Shade: Serious (and Not So Serious) PoemsAuthor: K. MorrisGenre: PoetryPages: 127 pagesPublication date: June 2020 K. Morris runs a blog … Continue reading Book review – Light and Shade (Spoiler Free)

Book review – Boy Oh Boy (Spoiler Free)

"You decide to order a new boyfriend. You don't exactly need a new boyfriend, not yet. Your old one is just fine. Sure, he's running a little hot these days, his fan whirs a little loudly, his memory a little slower than you would find on new models. But in all the particulars, he's serviceable." … Continue reading Book review – Boy Oh Boy (Spoiler Free)

Book review – Bone Crier’s Moon (Spoiler Free)

“I picture the shark's grotesque face. I see her trying to wring the life out of Ailesse. She isn't majestic like the alpine ibex or beautiful like the peregrine falcon. She isn't even charming like the fire salamander. I won't mourn to see her dead. But does that mean she deserves to die?” Title: Bone … Continue reading Book review – Bone Crier’s Moon (Spoiler Free)

Book review – Gatekeeper (Spoiler Free)

“People act as if they no longer know me / I feel as if I'm speaking from inside an error” Title: GatekeepeerAuthor: Patrick JohnsonGenre: PoetryPages: 96 pagesPublication date: December 10, 2019Publisher: Milkweed Editions At AWP this year, I stopped by the Milkweeds booth at the book fair, and Gatekeeper caught my eye. Some pages inside … Continue reading Book review – Gatekeeper (Spoiler Free)