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
Believe it or not, it took me forty-eight weeks, four days, six hours, three minutes, and twenty-nine seconds to write the first sentence of my WIP. It took my boss lady only a few seconds, until she let me taste it and saw it made me gag. So she changed it and I didn’t like … Continue reading 20 Writing Prompts that are Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind Away
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!