Category: Dino Life

Happy Thanksgiving from the Createtus Period!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Createtus Period!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year because I can stuff myself with BOOKS! Now, I know I’ve been griping about how I’m sick of eating books, but that was a week ago, and these books are specially cooked. As you can see from the picture, my family has quite the feast … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving from the Createtus Period!

14 Reasons I Am (or Will Be) Thankful I’m Not Writing

14 Reasons I Am (or Will Be) Thankful I’m Not Writing

Are you enjoying NaNoWriMo? I hope so, because I’m not. I’m already two weeks into NaNoWriMo and my word count is up to 40,000. My book-eating count is up to 50,000. And my energy count is down to zero. I can’t believe it, but I’m sick of eating books. And even more of writing books. … Continue reading 14 Reasons I Am (or Will Be) Thankful I’m Not Writing

A Day in Mariposa’s Office: No Help, No Writing, & NoNaChriCaMaMo

A Day in Mariposa’s Office: No Help, No Writing, & NoNaChriCaMaMo

You guys are the most unhelpful people I have ever met—wait, that’s technically not true since I haven’t met you. Well, then you are the most unhelpful people I have ever heard of. Wait, that’s not true either since some of you I haven’t even heard of. Alrighty, to be fair, I’ll just say you … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: No Help, No Writing, & NoNaChriCaMaMo

The Get-to-Know-Me Tag: Writer’s Edition

The Get-to-Know-Me Tag: Writer’s Edition

Guess what (why do people even ask that because no one ever guesses anyway)? I was tagged—again. And all thanks to Jenna and the random person who created the tag (and who I don’t even know but I’m thanking anyway)! But this tag is better than the last one, because it presents me with the … Continue reading The Get-to-Know-Me Tag: Writer’s Edition

6 Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Can Ruin Your Writing Career

6 Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Can Ruin Your Writing Career

I've always wondered where you non-writing people got the notion that most writers like to drink coffee. My boss lady can’t stand it (though she does pleasantly sniff it from time to time). She doesn’t even drink coffee when it’s drowned in chocolate, smothered in sugar, pumped with syrups, and squirted with a whole can … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Can Ruin Your Writing Career

A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Communications, Illustrations, & Frustrations

A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Communications, Illustrations, & Frustrations

Mariposa has been doing quite a lot lately...including quite a lot of not writing. Or at least, a lot of not story writing. She’s been doing scads of email writing, list writing (and unwriting), text writing, and inconsequential writing that’s better left at the bottom of some dumpster in Hong Kong. It seems every time … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Communications, Illustrations, & Frustrations

A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Fall, Facebook, & Finished

A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Fall, Facebook, & Finished

I can hardly believe it’s September already and I’ve had my blog for THREE months now! I feel like it was just yesterday that my little piece of the prehistoric world went up on the internet. I guess it’s because I’m so caught up in my characters’ worlds that I forget about my own. But … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Fall, Facebook, & Finished

12 Reasons Writers Hate Writing

12 Reasons Writers Hate Writing

Writing isn’t hard. Pounding out five words per second isn’t hard. Deliberating about plots for endless hours isn’t hard. It’s BACKBREAKING (or more accurately, brainbreaking)! And my characters think I’m tough on them. But I’m not half so hard on them as they are on me. Needless to say, I’m utterly disgusted by my chosen … Continue reading 12 Reasons Writers Hate Writing