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6 Things I Have Learned From Being A Freshly Graduated Asparagus

Good afternoon, Cyberspace,

Four years ago, back when I was but a smol bean beginning high school, graduation was just a distant fantasy in the blip of a horizon that was my future. It was a dream. A nightmare. A complex idea that I did not know how to comprehend.

Graduation was, to me, the end of my existence. It was the day when everything ended.

It was the day that I would die. Continue reading “6 Things I Have Learned From Being A Freshly Graduated Asparagus”

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The Versatile Blogger Award (in which you discover seven completely random facts about Yours Truly)

Good afternoon, Cyberspace!

You guys will never in a million years guess what has happened to me! (or, you know, maybe you will because of the giant, completely inconspicuous title of this smudge. who knows.)

This past week, as I was scrolling through my severely cluttered WordPress feed, I saw something that gave my heart a stutter. There, smushed between the gazillion book reviews and writerly posts that I am seriously behind on reading, was…

…an award.

For me.

And no no no, it is not the Sunshine Blogger Award, which I believe I’ve done about 2 3 infinity times by now. It is, in fact, the Versatile Blogger Award. (and I totally didn’t have to look up the word versatile what are you talking about hahahahahaha) Continue reading “The Versatile Blogger Award (in which you discover seven completely random facts about Yours Truly)”

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The Five Most Commonly Used Writerly Abbreviations (that make me want to barf my cookies into a plastic bag)

Good evening, Cyberspace!

Today I am here–in my full pixie glory–with a deliciously spontaneous smudge for you all!

Because who am I if I am not both delicious and spontaneous?

my soul is made of cookie crumbles. obviously I am delicious.

Now, it has been a constant thought brewing in the back of my marshmallow mind that there is a remarkably wonderful community of writer-bloggers out there in the world–some of which I have had the amazing opportunity to communicate with through my own smol blog–and it finally occurred to me that there are two things in the bloggerly world that never seem to be addressed: Continue reading “The Five Most Commonly Used Writerly Abbreviations (that make me want to barf my cookies into a plastic bag)”

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Five Reasons Why I Absolutely Loathe Word Limits (with all of the fiery passions of Mordor)

Good afternoon, Cyberspace!

It is an uncommonly known truth that I–the Cookie Queen–absolutely and irrevocably despise with a burning passion the most vile form of restraint that is commonly cast upon the writers of this day:

The Word Limit.

Now, don’t get me wrong here. I believe that in some extremely rare and therefore no cases, word limits can be a good thing.

Sort of. Continue reading “Five Reasons Why I Absolutely Loathe Word Limits (with all of the fiery passions of Mordor)”

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7 Websites I Initially Thought Were Scams (but will not, apparently, hack into your computer and rob you blind)

Happy Friday, Cyberspace!

Remember last Tuesday when I said that I wasn’t going to just randomly disappear into thin air? Well, guess who just randomly disappeared into thin air this past week?

That’s right. This cookie right here.

But never you fear, my smol crumb, for I have returned to you with a thousand and one excuses as to my absence that I shall not be naming because A) they’re extremely lame and not at all worthy of my absence, and B) I only have like three excuses.

HOWEVER! I have not been completely MIA, as I actually wrote a guest post over on the wonderful Alex’s blog, Lord Of The Trekkies, which was posted yesterday! So technically I still posted something this week? Just…not on my own blog.

Yeah.

Continue reading “7 Websites I Initially Thought Were Scams (but will not, apparently, hack into your computer and rob you blind)”

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9 Things I Didn’t Know About Writing A Second Draft

Good morning, Cyberspace! As you all probably know, about a month-ish ago I finished the first draft of my current WIP, everlost. It was exciting. It was exhilarating. It was one of the most epic feelings I’ve ever experienced.

And in the Smudge I wrote a few weeks back telling you all about it, I ended the post with the words–

The first draft is done. The second draft is here.

And I am ready.

And to that, there is only one thing I can say–

LIES! LIES, PRECIOUS! IT LIES TO US!

I don’t think that was an actual Gollum quote…

I, Cyberspace, am not ready.

At all.

Continue reading “9 Things I Didn’t Know About Writing A Second Draft”

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Nineteen Facts You Never Knew About Me…

Good morning, Cyberspace!

It has come to my attention that sometime during the past week, I have miraculously accumulated 100 followers.

And this is both extremely terrifying and slightly cool.

Extremely terrifying because there are 100 insane weirdos who thought, “Hey! This blog is pretty cool! I shall hit the follow button and STALK THEM FOR ETERNITY.”

Slightly cool because there are 100 insane weirdos who thought, “Hey!” This blog is pretty cool! I shall hit the follow button and STALK THEM FOR ETERNITY.”

And I cannot thank you enough for hitting that follow button.

All 101 of you. (OOH! I shall call you the Dalmatians!!! [if anyone else hits that follow button and ruins this beautiful thing that has spontaneously occurred, I shall come after you with a pitchfork and a slab of concrete.])

And so, in honor of all you fluffy Dalmatians, I have decided to do something a little bit different today–as is the custom of this delightful blog. Instead of the normal rant-tastic post, I’m gonna do a little bit of a trivia thingy, in which I sporadically divulge information about myself that you probably never would have guessed just by reading my blog posts and feeding me your leftover cookies.

Continue reading “Nineteen Facts You Never Knew About Me…”

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Five Things That Word Processors Just Do NOT Understand About Writers (or human beings in general)

Good afternoon, Cyberspace!

I apologize once AGAIN for not posting on time this week. I’ve had a lot going on that was–dare I say it–more important than getting this Smudge out on time.

GASP!

Continue reading “Five Things That Word Processors Just Do NOT Understand About Writers (or human beings in general)”

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Six Books That I WILL Conquer In 2017: The Classics (and Eragon)

Good afternoon, Cyberspace!

Now, there’s something about me that most of you probably don’t know, and that is that I have a very rare mental disease in which I cannot seem to finish anything I start.

I’m like Professor Calamitous from Jimmy Neutron. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who remembers Professor Calamitous)

Seriously, though.  It’s a problem.

And though this deadly disease is probably just laziness on my part rather than an actual mental problem, it still affects a very large part of my life: writing; any creative project ever; resolutions I make; plans; and yes, most devastatingly, my reading life.

Terrible. I know.

Continue reading “Six Books That I WILL Conquer In 2017: The Classics (and Eragon)”

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Six Impossible Things That I Believe In (before lunch)

“Sometimes I’ve Believed In As Many As Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast.”

— Alice

Good day, Cyberspace! It is once again Monday night Tuesday, which means that I need to stop procrastinating and write this stupid blog post have written a remarkable blog post to share with you guys.

Obviously.

By the way, is it just me, or does it seem like the Tuesdays are getting rapidly closer with increasing fervor? It feels like just two days ago was Tuesday.

Yesterday was Tuesday.

Today is Tuesday.

*gasp*

It is my theory that this is a governmental conspiracy designed to kill Tuesday bloggers by forcing them to deteriorate into nothing more than a pile of sludge from typing too much.

This is obviously a strikingly accurate theory.

Continue reading “Six Impossible Things That I Believe In (before lunch)”