Tomorrow picks will be announced for Pitch Wars. Yay! Excitement! For a select few, it’s going to be a great day, the culmination of a lot of hard work, and the start of even more hard work. However, for the vast majority, I’m not going to lie, you might have a rough time. It’s going to be disappointing, no matter how well you’ve prepared yourself. Maybe you’re reading this after picks have already been announced and your name’s not on the list and you’re feeling like a failure. Well, let me start by saying, you are not a failure. Not by a long shot. You have doneRead More →

As some of you may or may not know, I come from a humble fandom background. My roots go deep into the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings fandoms, where I spent years of my life; occasionally I dabbled with TV fandoms such as Lost, The Tudors, and Community. My participation appeared in various forms: making graphics heavy on the feels, writing short drabbles about my favorite OTPs, and generally just reblogging the heck out of anything that made me experience an iota of emotion. When I first got started on Tumblr, I had no idea just how addictive it could be. Nor how driven I would become to make things that gotRead More →

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the past year, it’s the importance of being flexible. So much writing advice out there emphasizes routine–i.e. finding what works for you, and then sticking to it like one those weird sticky hands we all liked in the 90s/early 2000s that seemed to grow hair over time. Most of the time, this advice is spot-on. I’m a huge advocate of writing every day, regardless of whether you feel like it or not. I wake up every morning and the first thing I do is write or edit. In this way, I treat it like going to school orRead More →

Over the weekend, I went with my family to Disneyland and California Adventure. (Yes, I’ll give you a moment to be jealous . . . Okay, moment’s over. Back to reading.) Most of you are familiar with the rides at Disneyland; they’re all fun, kid-friendly attractions. Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, etc. Being a Disney park, California Adventure is also family-friendly, but it has a few rides that are geared more toward adults. Or at least children that are way less chicken than I was at their age (or height). Not pictured here:Read More →