Happy New Year, dino-mites! How was your Christmas? Thank you all for signing my Christmas petition. I mailed it to Santa and we was so shocked by all the people I bribed with my cuteness, that he gave me the biggest lump of writer’s blocks I’ve ever seen!* Despite my Christmas disappointment, I had a … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Auld Lang Saurus
Good morning, dino-mites! Or maybe I should say bad morning because you’ve probably been up all night pounding the keyboard and trying to meet your word count for NaNoWriMo. And if for some reason you weren’t, you were probably up early to start writing, in which case it’s a horrible morning because getting before nine … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: A Nutty November (Pun Intended)
Happy Almost Independence Day, humans! How are you doing today? Thanks to Mariposa and my recent giveaway, we lured in several new victims followers, and I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and get to know you better. I’m Aberdeen; some people call me Abs and some Berdie, but most call me dumb. … Continue reading A Crazy Day in Mariposa’s Office: The Aftermath of Too Much Cake, Books, and Things to Do
About a year ago, I was plain frustrated with my author/illustrator career, and I didn’t feel like I was getting anywhere. Aberdeen, though trying to be helpful by going after people and telling them to hire me, only succeeded in chasing off potential customers and making me go into debt (from all the people suing … Continue reading Release Day for A Visit to Oaklenbrooke Farm + Giveaway!
The past 360 days have been amazing—I can hardly believe I’ve been writing on this digsite and annoying you all for almost a whole year now! Seems like just yesterday I started reporting Mariposa’s unethical writing habits and giving you bad advice. Through it all, Mariposa and I have: 1. Written over fifty thousand useful … Continue reading Celebrating One Year at Dino’s Digest!
Contrary to the headline, this month is not the best month of the year. Organized Authorosaurus that I am, I write my posts a month in advance, which means whatever you’re reading now I wrote so long ago that I probably don’t even remember what I wrote. That means the headline is referring to April—which … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Celebrating the Best Month of the Year
Spring is a time for life. Baby dinos hatch. Maiasauras build their nests. And meteor showers hit your house. Yep, smack-dab in the middle of my roof. I called the meteorfighters (like firefighters, except they ride comet trucks and carry a blaster instead of a hose), but they didn’t get here in time, and now … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: The Start of a New Project (& a New Roof)
After all that thinking last month, my boss and I are ready to stop thinking. Believe me, it’s as bad as it sounds, because now it’s time to work and start implementing our goals for the new year. And, of course, like the logical beings that we are, we had to set high goals (not … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Surveying & Strategizing
As cold-blooded as I am, you'd think I’d love winter, but I don’t. My scales get so dry from washing off the human cold germs. (One thing I’ll never understand is how hands get dry from washing them. You use water to wash them. You put on lotion to make them not dry. The first … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Freezing, Thinking & Reflecting
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