THE JOLLY GENRE JUBILEE TAG – A Writing Tag by Yours Truly


This is my absolute favorite time of year, guys. May is kind of like a snapshot from a Polaroid. It’s bright skies and warm weather and bare feet in cool grass and strawberry milkshakes and messy hair. I used to think that April was my favorite Spring month, but now I’m sure it’s May. There’s magic in the air this month, my friends. I can feel it.

And what better way to celebrate this magical feeling than with a writing tag! I mean, clearly this has nothing to do with the magic that is May, but I recently had an idea for a tag that revolved around fictional genres, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head ever since. So clearly I need to get it out of my system so I can go back to binge reading the entire Harry Potter series for the fiftieth time.

Of course, as always, there are a few housekeeping rules to go over before we can dive into the fun stuff, but don’t worry. It’s very, very simple. (and basically like every other blog tag rules and regulations segment, so feel free to skip it if you’re feeling particularly rebellious.)

I would also like to apologize for the lack of a blog post yesterday. I was reading Harry Potter and The Prizoner of Azkaban, and goodness me I could not pull myself out of it. oops.



  • thank the blogger who tagged you, and leave a link back to their blog
  • leave a link back to the creator of the tag >> (I mean, technically this bit is optional, but I’d really appreciate a link back, especially if you enjoyed the tag!)
  • answer the questions honestly, and include at least one (1) gif of a pelican >> it’s in the rules, folks. you have to do it.
  • tag 3+ friends to do the tag on their own blogs! >> and make sure to give them cookies. because that’s always fun.

See? That wasn’t so hard, was it? *rifles casually through my collection of pelican GIFs* And now on to the actual tag!



Ah, yes. Let’s start off with the most difficult question, shall we? (you’d think as the creator of this tag, I would have had more sympathy for myself. clearly this is not the case.)

I think my favorite genre to write (at the moment) is soft fantasy. Hard fantasy is  a wee bit difficult for me to swallow at times, but soft fantasy with dragons and the occasional gnome and a rogue wolf-pack living on the edge of a dangerous, slightly creepy wood? YES, PLEASE. I will forever write soft, whimsical fantasies. I may not be the next Tolkien with a wide, sprawling fantasy world, but soft fantasy worlds are where I thrive, and therefore that is where I choose to live. XD


Ignoring the blatantly obvious (*cough*erotica*cough*), I think the genre I would have to pick for this would be Westerns. I’m just . . . not a cowgirl, folks. I’m sorry, but cowboy stories ain’t for me.

Now, I guess this is not to say that I would never ever ever write a Western. If the right plot bunny came along, I guess I would have no choice but to follow it to the ends of the earth. (ya know. as I do.) But at this precise moment, I haven’t had any cowboys sidle into my saloon begging to be written yet.

I also don’t know as if I’d ever write a Rom-Com. Now, this one’s a little weird, because I DO appreciate reading/watching a good Rom-Com! (You’ve Got Mail, Tweet Cute, Decoy Bride, etc.), but as for actually writing one?

Aha. . . Yeah, I don’t think that would ever happen, folks.


Ooooh! This would probably have to be Fantasy(again.) Especially–as I previously mentioned–of the soft™ variety.

Seriously. Give me a book filled with gnomes and dwarves and eerie forests and nymphs and pixies and I will settle in, build a house made of logs, and raise my three pig children there in perfect ecstasy.

(just a guess here, but I’m going to assume that a LOOOOOT of us bloggers are going to choose fantasy for this question. let’s see if I’m proven wrong.)


lol . . . rom-com?

OKAY OKAY, REAL ANSWER TIME. I’m honestly not sure which genre I would pick, to be perfectly honest. I’d say Fantasy, but since I’ve chosen that for so many questions already, I think I want to pick something a little less obvious.

So I think I’m going to pick Steampunk. But like, more specifically, a Steampunk Fantasy. And if we’re getting seriously nitty gritty with the details, a Steampunk Fantasy Alice in Wonderland Retelling.

(okay this kinda sounds like Splintered by A.G. Howard. clearly I need to read this book. XD)


Aha . . . hahaha . . . heh.

Well, seeing as though I’m writing this during the height of a plague, I’d have to say Dystopian.

End of the universe plague, people dropping like flies, the entire world under lockdown… If that doesn’t sound like your run-of-the-mill dystopian novel, I’m not entirely sure what does.


So since Middle Grade technically does not count as a genre, I’m going to have to go with Steampunk. AGAIN.

Technically everlost has a subtle trace of Steampunk within it, but I haven’t actually done a full-blown Steampunk novel yet. But the whole metal-cogs and funky attire and brass goggle appeal . . . man, I want to write something like that.

I also haven’t written a full-blown sci-fi yet, and that’s something I’d really like to delve into someday. I just . . . don’t feel smart enough to actually get my facts straight with that one. Maybe someday when I become a brain surgeon or neuro-scientist (what even is that) I’ll be able to feel confident enough in my ability to write such a tale, but for now I’m at the mercy of Jay Kristoff and Amie Kauffman.


Oh goodness. I….actually don’t know if I have an answer to this one. I’ve been so focused on writing my current WIP, The Girl and The Goblin King, that I haven’t exactly been letting my mind wander into the unseen lands where plot bunnies dwell. BUT. I do have an idea for my next book, and I think it’s one of my most recent plot bunnies? It’s Pumpkalagoo, and it’s a smol Middle Grade fantasy which involves a which and a crow. I’m 100% positive I don’t remember where it came from, but I love it.

Oh! I’ve also been toying with my misfit pirate story again recently, and that’s been a lot of fun! I guess the fact that I’ve been getting new ideas for it counts as a plot bunny, right? Right?

Eh, who cares. I made this tag. I’m allowed to bend it a bit to suit my needs. XD

happy drake GIF


Holy guacamole, how on earth am I supposed to answer this? who made these questions????

Okay. Let me dredge up the deepest, darkest memories from my past writing ventures (this will not be pretty folks):

* I’ve marked the books that I’ve actually finished with a ♥, and books that I’m working on/hope to write someday are marked with a ∴ . All other stories have either been scrapped or shelved. Oops.

  • Fantasy
    • The Dragon Elements ♥
    • Some story about a magical kingdom and horses and dragons (I wrote like a page of this before giving up. it was . . . bad?)
    • a story about a girl who FOUND a magical kingdom where she could talk to animals. (there was a bird that delivered mail by air-bombing it onto your head. that was the most interesting part.)
    • a story where horses could talk? (oh my goodness. there were cowboys that the horses called “wranglers” in this book. WAS I WRITING A WESTERN??? [well, we’re filing it under Fantasy because . . . talking horses.)
    • Project Sunset (previously known as SK) 
    • White As Snow, Dark As Night >> this particular novel is one that I’ve been piecing together bit by bit just for me. I don’t foresee this one ever making it to shelves, but who knows? ∴
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
    • everlost ♥
  • Paranormal/Fantasy
    • The Girl and The Goblin King
    • Gretel >> this one is published on Wattpad. I would highly recommend not checking it out.
  • Dystopian
    • RESET
    • DELETED (yes, these two novels were related.)
  • Contemporary
    • a story about a rebellious girl who took writing lessons from a strange old hermit. >> I was writing this on my typewriter. It was not fun.

Assuming that this isn’t even ALL of the stories I’ve started and scrapped in all my years of being a writer, I’m kind of shocked by how long this list grew. I don’t think I’m missing any genres, but chances are I’ll publish this and like five other genres will spring into mind afterwards.



All right, folks! Now that I’ve answered the questions, it’s time to tag some of you guys to do the tag with me! Now, since this is the pioneer voyage for this smol tag as it sails out into the blogosphere, I want to tag every single person who’d like to participate! Seriously. If you’re interested in doing this tag, please please PLEASE accept this as an official tag from me! I’d love to see your answers!

But, since it’s technically in the rules (that I totally made up) to tag and link back to at least three other bloggers, here’s a few blogs that you should DEFINITELY check out!:

(I’m honestly not sure if I’m tagging these people because I want them to do the tag, or because I’d really like everyone to discover their blogs if they haven’t already. . . So yeah. There ya go. XD)


What is your favorite genre of fiction to write?

What genre would you NEVER get caught writing? . . .EVER.

What fictional genre feels most like home to you?

If you could transform your real life into any genre of your choosing, which would it be?

What genre does your real life most resemble at the moment?

What’s a genre you’re interested in writing, even though you’ve never written it before?

What genre is your most recent plot bunny, and where did it come from?

How many genres have you written thus far in your writing journey?


And there you have it, folks! The Jolly Genre Jubilee Tag by Yours Truly! Did I have trouble coming up with a name for this one? Yes. Was it still fun to create? YES! Hopefully you guys will think so, too, because I would REALLY love to see your answers to these questions! And if you’ve got any more genre-specific questions you’d like to add on at the end, go ahead and do that, too! I was initially hoping for ten questions, but I guess eight’s as good as any.

But anyway! Questions!:

What’s your absolute FAVORITE genre to write? What’s your absolute favorite genre to read? Are they exactly the same, or–if not–how different are the two? (would you ever consider writing a book in your preferred reading genre?) How many genres have YOU written in your writing journey? (and have you finished the majority of them? or do you, like me, have a giant pile of half-finished manuscripts topped with a soppy blanket of broken tears? i’m fine, i swear.and most important of all. . .


Please say yes!! It would make my whole entire day! And if you do participate, please make sure to leave a link down in the comments below so I can check your answers out! As always, until next time. . .

_flings cookies in the air and disappears_

Know The Novel – Part Two: Project Goblin’s Steady Decline

good morning, cyberspace!

Aaaaaaand we’re back! Turns out November was not the month of intense creativity that I had so auspiciously predicted back in October. November has miraculously come and gone in a blip, and I’m sitting here at the end of it wondering how on earth we ended up here so quickly.

Back in October, I told y’all that I was going to be participating in National Novel Writing Month. I even went so far as to announce which project I would be working on, shared many of the story world’s nifty details, and even promised that a whole bunch of NaNo crazy was going to be coming your way within the coming weeks.

Unfortunately, none of this happened. Which is a shame, obviously, but–as I mentioned above–November was nothing like I had planned. There was a lot of personal growth done, as well as hitting a severe creative slump during the first half of the month which crippled me creatively for a solid two weeks. But I’ve finally started to break through it, and even though my manuscript isn’t near as plump as I would like for the final day of NaNoWriMo, I am definitely all the wiser and–dare I say it–healthier than when I started.

So today, to jump back into blogging and reorient both myself and you guys into the project I’m working on, I’m going to be participating in Part Two of Christine Smith’s Know The Novel linkup! You can read Part One right here, or just dive right in to find out how my writing went–or, more accurately, didn’t go–this month!


i. How’s the writing going overall?

Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhmmmmm…. To be honest, not very well. XD As I mentioned above, this month was pretty bad creativity-wise for me. I totally thought I’d be able to crank out a solid 15-20k before the end of November, but it turns out that I’ve barely managed to write *checks notes* 10,000 words.

…which is actually a lot less depressing than I thought it would be.

Knowing what I’ve been going through this month, I’m actually really proud of the progress I have made on this story, and also with all the love and enthusiasm that I’ve continued to hold for this project. I still have a LONG way to go before hitting the end, but I’ve been wanting to write this story for so long that I know without a shadow of a doubt that I’m going to keep plugging away at it until I eventually find my way. It just might take a little longer than initially planned, and that’s okay. Every story is different, as they like to say, and if this book takes me a whole year where Project Sunset only took me a few months, I’m going to be okay with that.

ii. What’s been the most fun aspect about writing this novel so far?

The discovery! I’ve made many little discoveries just within this month alone–such as the fact that my one character, who, for as long as I could recall, was mute, actually can talk. And not only can she talk, but she’s also extremely snarky with what few words she chooses to say.

Or the incredible epiphany I had about my villain, which I wholly and 100% owe to the beautiful Phoebe, who introduced me to this song right here.

10,000 words isn’t a whole lot to find discoveries within, but the ones that I have found have made what little progress I’ve made so entirely worth it.

iii. What do you think of your characters at this point? Who’s your favorite to write about?

Okay, so this one is easy: I adore them. Each and every one is so weird and quirky and odd, and it’s so refreshing to write a cast that freaks me out as much as they fascinate me.

As far as who my favorite is to write about … I would probably have to say Todd. He’s by far the toughest nut of a protagonist that I’ve ever had to crack, but there’s something about his confusing personality that intrigues me. And I know that once I finally crack him open, I’m going to absolutely fall in love with this weird, awkward individual.

iv. Has your novel surprised you in any way?

I don’t think I’ve written enough of it yet to truly be surprised, but I definitely have had some AHA! moments that really helped deepen my love of this universe. As I mentioned above, I had this absolutely delicious idea for my villain, who–up until this point–had been nothing more than a vague blip on my radar. But now I have his character pinned down a little better, and I am SO. STINKIN’. EXCITED. to get to him within the narrative!!! It’s going to be amazing…

Another thing that surprised me was the fact that my goblins have voices. And use English. I was thinking I was going to have to create an entire goblin language for these weird little creatures, but alas. They popped into the story speaking words and talking about ripping out spines and I just adore them to pieces already.

v. Have you come across any problem areas?

I have, actually! My main problematic area has been struggling to get into Todd’s head, especially within the first few chapters of the story. These are the pivotal scenes where we learn his character and motives and what and who he’ll risk everything for, and I feel like I’ve done a rather poor job of setting that up before the adventure begins.

However, as I write this, I now realize that things like this take time and finesse–two things which don’t typically come with a first draft. So maybe my problem is more my inability to let myself to move forward and enjoy the discovery of it all. Maybe I’m clinging too much to the idea that this draft has to be perfect that I’m not giving myself the chance to discover who Todd really is.

….and I think I just blogged myself out of my writer’s block, guys.

vi. What’s been your biggest victory with writing this novel at this point?

Aside from the fact that I just figured out where my writer’s block came from, I think my biggest victory has been in creating an outline that works for me, rather than against me. I suppose this could be attributed more to the planning stage of this novel, rather than the writing of it, but outlines have always been so negative for me. So the fact I’ve been able to create one which I actually enjoyed writing and–more importantly–following feels huge. I love my outline. I love how vague yet stable it is. I love knowing that if I’m ever stuck, I can follow my Plot Checkpoint map and get myself back on track within a matter of minutes.

But as far as actual writing goes, I just really love getting to know my characters better. They’re all so strange and different, and I’m loving every second I get to spend with them.

vii. If you were transported into your novel and became any one of the characters, which one do you think you’d be? Would you take any different actions than they have?

Okay, Christine, WHO GAVE YOU THE RIGHT TO ASK SUCH FASCINATING QUESTIONS. I am in awe over here, okay.

But I digress. I’d really like to answer this question as truthfully as possible, and I’m not entirely sure what the answer is.

Part of me says I’d be Iniko–the strange old wizard who likes hitting people over the head with his cane and saying things like “aye” and “ye bloody idiot”. But then another part of me says I’d be Jasper–a scarecrow with a horrible sense of humor and a penchant for setting things on fire.

And then, clawing in the back of my head like the annoying little turnip that he is, Reality tells me that I would most definitely be Todd. Because he is awkward and strange and does virtually nothing with his life until two knobbly goblins come crashing through a crack in his wall.

And I mean, if that isn’t me, I don’t know what is. XD

As far as actions go, I honestly can’t say I’d do anything differently than any of these characters. If I was Iniko, I would 100% do everything he’s been doing (including dying, which … I mean, we’ll get into that later). If Jasper, I would probably accidentally set my hair on fire, but I’d definitely still pester Martin to the end of days and continue to make a fool out of myself willingly.

And if I were Todd … well, I think I’d still make the choices he’s going to make. What those choices are, I’m not entirely sure yet, but I have p l a n s, and out of most of those plans, I think I’d make the same calls as he will. After all, it’s not like I’m giving him much of a choice…. *insert mysterious snickering*

viii. Give us the first sentence or paragraph then 2 (or 3!) more favorite snippets!

And here’s where things are gonna get scary. XD Oh goodness. I hate sharing first draft material, but I guess I must. You know, since it’s part of the tag. please don’t judge me, peasants


She wouldn’t smile. That was the thing about girls—no matter how hard you tried, they refused to smile, especially if they were in a a sour mood. And the girl staring back at Bartholomew Todd was in the sourest mood of them all.


A gush of wind whooshed through the room, whipping Todd’s hair back against his forehead. The crack in the wall was now a solid three feet wide—large enough for Todd to make out the creatures standing on the other side of it.
There were two of them. Short and crooked, with long legs and stubby bodies that sat plumply above their thin, knobbly knees. Thick, square heads perched atop their chubby torsos, made even larger by the size of their enormous, gleaming eyes, thick as dinner plates. Cinched ears poked out on either side of those enormous heads, thin and stumpy in comparison with the rest of them.
Todd’s heart snagged in his chest, and his hand instinctively reached for the first thing he could think of to defend himself: the desk light.
The plug yanked out of its socket, and the metal burned cold into Todd’s skin, but he hardly noticed it as the creatures within the crack poked their large, knobby heads into his apartment. Their giant eyes caught the moonlight and reflected black, catching on Todd almost immediately.
“It’s another one,” the first one hissed, his nose cinching in disgust. “Rotten smellies. Should have known from the stench.”
“We should takes it with us. Give it to his Highny-ness. He wouldn’t chop our toesies off if we broughts him a present…”
“Or perhaps we could eats it. Snap its little head off and drink from its inner juices. It’s been far too long since we’ve eaten real flesh…”
“His Highny-ness wouldn’t like that very much, no-how.”
“His Highny-ness wouldn’t have to know. We could break his spiny ridges and make his Highny-ness a nice new comb.”


“Is he dead?”
“How do you know?”
“He looks dead, don’t he?’
“That don’t mean he’s dead.”
“Yeah huh.”
“Nuh uh.”
“Does, too!”
“Prove it.”
“Poke him with a stick.”


“Yer the one who dodged in front of that curse, my dear,” Iniko said from the fireplace, where he was throwing an extra bundle of wood onto the sad smoke pile. “I didn’t ask you to do it.” His voice broke through Todd’s examination of the room, startling him enough to make him jump. The shadow eyed him warily, and Todd fidgeted, wringing his hands together to keep them from trembling.
The potted tulip was not amused.
“I saved your life, you idiot,” she sniffed. “You didn’t have to ask. But a simple thank you would have been appreciated.”
“I did thank ye.”
“You put me in a pot!”
“And thereby saved yer life in return. Yer welcome.” Bouncing up onto his tip toes, Iniko grabbed a watering can off the mantel and waved it towards the flower, driblets of water plopping to the creaky wooden floor. “Speakin’ of, ye need a drink, love?”
The tulip scowled, her eyes becoming slits in her petals. “I loathe you.”
“You look dry.”

…I’m not entirely sure what to think of these snippets, to be honest. XD

ix. Share an interesting tidbit about the writing process so far! (For example: Have you made any hilarious typos? Derailed from your outline? Killed off a character? Changed projects entirely? Anything you want to share!)

Oh goodness, I wish I’d changed projects entirely. That might have helped me through some of my writer’s block. But if there’s one thing I know about myself, it’s that switching projects this early on only feeds my bad habit of never finishing anything, so the only choice I have is to persevere.

However, I think the most interesting thing that I’ve witnessed so far with the creation of this novel has been how difficult it is to sink into this story world I’ve spent so much time dreaming about. It’s like I’m so invested in what I want this world to be that I can’t allow myself to write the world as it is. I know in my heart that things never come out on the page as they are in my head, but that doesn’t stop me from wishing that I could just splat everything I’ve ever conjured up about this book into a document and sift through it, stitching the pieces together until its in some semblance of coherency.

So I guess that’s my next step moving forward: stop pressuring myself to write everything perfectly from the get-go. Stop romanticizing the perfect worldbuilding and plot twists. Stop holding myself up to a standard which will come in later drafts and just write.

I feel like I go through this with every single first draft I write, but now that I know this is what’s causing a block, perhaps I’ll be able to actually write through it.

x. Take us on a tour of what a normal writing day for this novel looks like. Where do you write? What time of day? Alone or with others? Is a lot of coffee (or some other drink) consumed? Do you light candles? Play music? Get distracted by social media (*cough, cough*)? Tell all!

Oh goodness. A normal writing day this month looks like me glancing at my computer, yawning, and then picking up my kindle to watch Netflix before inevitably taking a nap. XD

This month has been a strange one, guys, I’m not gonna lie.

But a typical writing day for me normally looks like me grabbing my laptop and bullet journal sometime in the afternoon or early evening, sitting down at either the desk by my bird cage or our dining room table, and popping in my earbuds before writing for a solid hour or two. If I’m REALLY trying to push a specific wordcount, I’ll stay up until 10 or 11 writing. If I have to work the next day, I’ll write earlier in the afternoon so that I don’t have to worry about not getting enough sleep.

Back when I worked at a thrift store and typically worked the night shift, staying up until well past midnight was the norm for me and my writing. I would camp out in my room with a blanket and my laptop and write late into the night, listening to the night sounds outside and reveling in the fact that I was doing something magical while the rest of the world slept. Now that I work at a coffee shop and open, however, I’m in bed by 9 o’clock. Which, you know, makes writing into the night a tad bit difficult. XD

It does come with its perks, though! For one thing, I’m typically home by 2:30, which means that the rest of the day is open for my creative endeavors. and now that I’m finally beginning to settle at my new job–YEET!–I’m excited to start using those afternoons for my writing.

So, swiveling back around to the point of this ramble, I don’t really know what my current writing day looks like. But by golly, I’d love to find out. Perhaps I’ll have to experiment and write a blog post on it someday…. *side-eyes teetering future blog post pile*

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talk to me, peasants!

And that, my friends, was part two of the Know The Novel linkup! I know my answers were a bit vague and mysterious, but like … I really haven’t written that much this month. XD Ah, well. There’s always December, right?

Anyway, let’s talk, shall we? What kinds of projects have you been working on this month? Have you been productive, or did your brain–like mine–decide you needed some unforeseen rest? Is anyone else sort of freaking out that Christmas is only 26 days away? And what sorts of books have y’all been reading? (i’m on a massive book binge, so any recs are wholly and completely appreciated XD)

For everyone participating in NaNoWriMo, I’d LOVE to hear all about your stories! And if you’ve written any blog posts about your current projects, PLEASE send me links! I’d love to read them!

As always, let’s talk about ALL OF THE THINGS! down in the comments below! And until next time…

THE WRITER’S OTP CHALLENGE!: in which I squeal like an insane grandma about my precious children


If you couldn’t tell by now, I’m a sucker for writing challenges and tags. There’s just something simple and easy about answering questions, and when you’re in a tight pinch for a blog post, they are quite literally a heaven-sent.

So when I saw a writerly challenge over on Faith’s blog (which you should totally check out if you haven’t already!!!!) I just knew I had to participate.

Now, I THINK this was supposed to be done in the month of February (it was created by the fairy godmothers of Fairy Tale Central as a February Instagram challenge, and was later posted to the blogosphere for us peeps who aren’t as acclimated with Insta), but I digress. It is March, and we are doing it anyway. #tinyrebellions

Also! You might have noticed that this is a writer’s OTP challenge. This means I’m going to be talking about the romantic ships locked within my own story pages. This, as you can probably tell, is going to be exceedingly awkward for me.

Please ignore everything I am about to say, because–as I have mentioned multiple times on this blog and literally everywhere else–I DON’T WRITE ROMANCE.

Let’s continue onwards, shall we?Read More »

The Never Have I Ever Tag (Writer’s Edition!)

good morning, cyberspace!

All right. You guys know me. If you slap the word writer or writing or WRITER’S EDITION onto something–however strange and unnecessary it might seem–I AM 100% GOING TO DO IT.

And since this is clearly a writing tag, and Tuesday is less than four hours away, I thought today would be the perfect time to become the smol thief we all know I truly am and steal the Never Have I Ever (Writer’s Edition!) tag from Eva!

i’m so original, help me

Let’s do this!Read More »

Project Inspire!

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i am so beyond excited for today’s smudge, guys, oh my word

Just recently, Kinsey mentioned me in her post for Project Inspire (and it seriously made my day, just sayin’), and after reading through her post, I realized that this was a tag/project that I really wanted to participate in.

As the creator of the tag–Jenna Terese–said in the original Project Inspire post, this is less of a tag, and more of “. . .an opportunity to take part in a mission to appreciate, inspire, encourage, and simply spread love to writers everywhere.”Read More »

The Get To Know Me Tag 2.0!

good morning, cyberspace!

Way back in July of 2018, I posted my answers for the Get To Know Me Tag (WRITER’S EDITION). Now, nine months later, I’ve been tagged yet again by the lovely Phoebe from over at So It Is (Re)Written to do this tag a second time! And since so much time has passed between now and then, I thought it’d be really fun to see how much my answers have changed–or . . . not changed?–since the last time I did this tag.

Which is why, today, I’m going to be doing the Get To Know Me Tag 2.0!

. . .in which the questions are literally the same as the last time. Aha. I also think I’m stealing the whole 2.0 thing from Phoebe, but SHHHHHH it’s fine. She won’t mind.

please don’t mind.

Anyway, without any further ado, let’s dive into the tag!Read More »

Voted Most Likely! — A Writer Tag

 good morning, cyberspace!

As you can most likely guess by the title of this smudge, today’s post is going to be extremely fun.

Just recently (literally yesterday. aha. #oops?), I was tagged by the amazing, the glorious, the absolutely FANTASTICAL Phoebe from over at So It Is (Re)Written to do her brand spanking new writer’s tag, Voted Most Likely!!

And let me tell you guys, this tag looks fabulous. I read through the post just this morning and immediately knew I had to participate. The questions are perfect. The GIF’s Phoebe used are perfect. The fact that I get to use my own original characters to answer this tag, rather than use a bunch of characters created by other writers is — you guessed it — perfect.

Basically every single thing about this tag is absolute perfection, and I just couldn’t wait until next week to post my answers.

Aaaaaaand I may or may not have been busy over the weekend, which means that a blog post did not get written for this week. So I mean, not only is Phoebe an amazing friend, but she’s also my lifesaver for the day. #yay!

So without any further ado (and because I’m super lazy and don’t want to write a giant intro) let’s jump right into the tag!!

*sploosh*Read More »

The Get To Know Me Tag (Writer’s Edition!)

good morning, cyberspace!

As you can most likely already decipher from today’s lamely transparent title, today we are going to be doing the Get To Know Me Tag! (writer’s edition!)! Because I love doing tags. And I am a writer.

And also because I needed a cop-out post this week since my life has been super crazy hectic and I have not had a chance to come up with something clever and original.

Seriously, guys, I literally cannot even remember the last time I was able to sit down for a solid period of time and work on my book. It has been days. It has been weeks. IT HAS BEEN AN ETERNITY. But — thank the stars — my life finally looks like it’s about to calm down again (assuming I don’t get killed with a jackhammer over the weekend. . .? #demoday)which means that not only will I be able to work on everlost here in the next couple days, but I ALSO have something super special planned for next Tuesday!

Something glorious! Something spectacular!

Something suspiciously like the second installment in the Storytime With Kenzie! series. (*hint hint*)

So. If you can just bear with me for today and let me do this happy little tag, then I can personally assure you that next week you will be able to hear all about the frightening and woeful tale of how I nearly died. Sounds fun, amiright?

So without further ado and guilty apologies, let’s dive right into the tag!Read More »

The First Tag (in which I try and remember my terrible first attempts at being a rip-off writer [and also a sneak peek at my very first use of a writing prompt?])

good morning, Cyberspace!

Now that I’m back from Hiatus, I figure it’s high time that I begin resurrecting myself from the never-ending pit of tags that have apparently been molding and festering in the darkest corner of my studio for the past three years.

(I haven’t even been blogging for three years. #fail)

Apparently I am a very slappable person, folks, because I keep getting slapped in the face with tags.

Which is great, by the way. I love getting tagged. It gives me validation. Read More »

The Writer’s Halloween Tag (MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA–HACK!)

Good morning, Cyberspace!

Today, I realized that miracles do, in fact, exist. . .Read More »