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
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
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
Have you ever heard of blogger tags? No, I’m not referring to those categories you stick on the end of each post to make it easier for computer bots to find you. These tags are a bit different. What happens is, one blogger randomly comes up with a bunch of questions, randomly answers those questions, … Continue reading The Favorite Things Tag
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
I know last month I was celebrating my blog launch and my first year anniversary as Mariposa’s assistant—and it seems as though I’m celebrating again. (Now, I don’t want you humans to get the impression that we dinosaurs are party reptiles who spend all their time slurping ice cream. We dinosaurs are diligent workers and … Continue reading Cake, Balloons, & Jurassic Park
Happy Independent Publishing Day! Oh wait, you humans don’t celebrate that today. What is it you celebrate? Oh, I remember! HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! My boss lady took the day off to get soaked and to tromp around her property inspecting every tree, bush, and dirt speck for shiny thingamabobs. All that basically means is that … Continue reading Love, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Literature
For you people who are unfamiliar with dinosaur lingo, a digsite is a website. We in createtus period don’t have spiders. Or webs. Or mice. Which is why we call the computer mouse a claw. We have meteor showers instead of thunderstorms, President Troodon instead of Trump, and for breakfast we eat Rex Krispies. But … Continue reading Welcome to My Digsite!