You know how time seems to speed up the older you get? It's a combination of math and perspective. You've lived longer, so a month is a smaller proportion of your life than when you were 8 years old and enjoying endless summer break. Between recovering from my epic adventure in Israel, friends visiting from … Continue reading November Wrap-Up & December Goals
Before starting this write-up I hit send on my part of a massive freelance project I've been working on all summer. One of my favorite aspects of medical editing is knowing that my work has a measurable positive effect on the world. I was thrilled to participate in a small way in making a chapter … Continue reading July Wrap-Up & August Goals
I'll admit it -- I'm not cut out for the virtual convention life. I had a conversation with a friend earlier this week and brought up how late I was in writing this con report, and she pointed out that my experience with this year's In Your Write Mind 2021 was even more skewed than … Continue reading Con Report: In Your Write Mind 2021
Happy Leap Year! If January 2020 lasted about a millions years, February 2020 only took about 5 minutes. My month has been full of useful and not-so-useful productivity (yeah, I started playing World of Warcraft again), but it was also filled with good books and lovely times with friends, so what more can a girl … Continue reading February Wrap-Up & March Goals
A few weeks ago, I sorted the main characters of the Steel Empires series into their Hogwarts houses. But that was just the start of the new features I'm adding to the Worldbuilding section of my website! A question many authors get is "Who would play your characters in the movie?" Over the next few … Continue reading New feature: Fan cast of the Steel Empires!
What's going on at Casa Siamese this month? My hair is partially purple, I still have no tattoos, and there's a half-built LEGO set on my dining room table. I'm in the midst of multiple projects, I'm planning multiple trips, and I just ordered a ton of Girl Scout cookies. So, no complaints here. Let's … Continue reading September Wrap-Up & October Goals
I'm feeling pretty positive about how this month turned out, even if (as usual, these days) I did not accomplish all my goals. I did get to spend lots of time with awesome people and read cool books, which also have to be priorities in life. A person cannot always "exhale" productivity; sometimes you have … Continue reading March Wrap-Up & April Goals
The panel I'm most excited about at Salt Lake Comic Con this week is definitely "So I've Written a First Draft: Now What?" (Saturday 9/23, 7 PM in room 150G). I'm a weird sort of writer. Putting the first draft on paper is often like pulling teeth (even though once I actually start writing, the … Continue reading SLCC Panel: So I’ve Written a First Draft: Now What?
No matter how many things I crossed off the list this past month, my to-do list keeps getting longer. Since I'm at the point where I'm doing work (writing blog posts) to take a break from doing other work (line edits on Steel Time), let's jump right in. May Wrap-Up I have printed out a copy … Continue reading May Wrap-Up & June Goals
It's finally book release day! The Steel Empires series now has two books, making it officially a series! I know I've been spamming it a lot, but here's the link to purchase your print or ebook copy of Steel Magic, just in case you're new to my little corner of the internet. If you are, … Continue reading STEEL MAGIC Release Day and Blog Tour, Stop 4: After “The End”
Today marks the end of a journey. If you've read my Bio page, you know that I'm a medical editor for my day job. That's not going to change, but as of this morning, I can announce that I am no longer employed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) , where for the … Continue reading End of an Era
I've been tagged in another fake award chain letter thing. Whooo! This time, I was tagged by author Shannon Eichorn (blog and Twitter here) to answer more questions about things you will 100% need to know the next time I am a topic at your local trivia night. I like answering these things because I … Continue reading Liebster Award tag
September Wrap-Up: Reach 20,000 words in book 3, STEEL BLOOD. Progress: Better than August! After a few rounds of scene edits with my criqiue partners in which some narrative vomit was thankfully cut, I ended up with approximately 9,000 words written for the month, and I'm hanging out at about 14,000 words right now. Goal: Finish … Continue reading September Wrap-Up & October Goals