Warning: this post will contain spoilers for no fewer than two book series and three TV series, and will make reference to sexual violence in fiction. Last week, George R. R. Martin released a new excerpt from The Winds of Winter, simultaneously breaking the internet and all of our minds. The excerpt called, simply, “Mercy,” contains … More How Far Does Author Loyalty Carry Us?
It’s time for Kristin to take off her whimsical hat and put on serious hat, because we need to talk about something real today kids. *waits for you all to put on very serious hats* I, and many of you, dear readers, are on social media a lot. Between Facebook, Twitter, blogs, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, … More Hard Lines and Social Media
Last Saturday, this fairy princess woke up late. I’m never an early-riser, and I’m not at my best even at 11 a.m. Especially when I pick up my phone and instantly receive a message like this one: Emmie Mears: Drew just sent me a picture of a squirrel with big balls and said it was him … More The Big-Balled Squirrel and the Fairy Princess
This opinion piece from The New York Times, called, “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Reader,” has sparked a small Twitter revolution this evening (one of many, I’m sure), and got my husband and I chatting once again about publishing. Writers and readers like Colin Robinson, author of that post and—dare I say it—elitist reader, likely detached … More A Writerly Proposal: Collectives
Last night, I got to dance early and got to spend some time chatting with one of the full troupe members. She asked how my week was, and I said, “SLOW!” She laughed and said she knows what I mean—the week before the Christmas/New Year break seems eternal because we’re all just WAITING for the … More Happy Holidays
Dear self, I’ve noticed a habit you have, and I want to talk to you about it. It’s not a good habit, or I’d be congratulating you for being awesome. It’s a bad habit, but not one I want to slap your wrist for, because, knowing you, you would just apologize. And you already apologize … More Don’t Discount Yourself
I haven’t been around these parts much lately, have I? It’s not because I don’t love you. I do. Mostly, I’ve just been lots of OTHER places, plus, you know, being sick, which is time-consuming and anti-productive. But, if you miss me, you can check me out in these spots! Spellbound Scribes In which I … More Linky Things