I haven’t watched actual television in… months.
So I completely missed, until today, the newest reality show that would potentially hold my interest (because reality shows really are not my thing). 999 more words
I really didn’t mean for a week and a half to go by without another blog post. But life happens.
Also: This post is slightly ranty, and definitely personal in nature. 1,645 more words
Author Note: This post was written a few days ago in, well, a random round of tears and hurting that just hit out of nowhere. It’s taken a great deal of courage to post this while it’s still fresh, but I’m doing it because I know how few sources there are out there for people grieving the loss of pets. 457 more words
Yeah, it’s here.
It’s been a long process, due to the email internet monster eating emails, and a few misc. other things, but at last the ball is rolling! 31 more words
I’m going to be honest here – I am not aboard the young adult train. I rarely read it, and I don’t write it at all… 888 more words
In light of some of the controversy and discussions going around the internet about young adult fiction (and also because it's been a doozy of a week/weekend and I really don't have any posts prepped this week), I'm going to share a post I wrote back in April on the Ferret blog. It's both a rant about my (personal) frustrations with YA fiction, and some things I think would make it better. YA does serve a huge purpose in the publishing world, and in people's lives, and I'm not belittling it. But there are some major trends in it I see as... taking the easy way out. I know that not nearly all submitted novels get published, and publishers are likely to take what sells over what's influential, but they are responding to the market. So perhaps the market needs to change?