I don’t like Christmastime. I realize I just posted a short story where I played the part of Scrooge, but that has no bearing whatsoever on the previous statement. Really, I don’t dislike Christmas, just Christmastime (big difference). And the reason I dislike it has absolutely nothing to do with Christmas at all. The reason … Continue reading Days NOT in Mariposa’s Office: A Dinosaur’s Complaint About Christmas
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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!
Have you ever had writer’s block? Well, that’s a stupid question, of course you have! Every writer has encountered the block at some point and the ones that haven’t are either utter geniuses or incorrigible liars. Having battled the block myself, I thought I’d share my battle strategies with you. They are practically foolproof (don’t … Continue reading The Top 5 Ways to Break Writer’s Block
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
You remember how last month I was celebrating my boss lady’s completion of her book? Yeah, you guessed it, the completion wasn’t so complete—I can hear you mentally laughing, so stop it. The only person who’s allowed to laugh at her fickleness is me. So I’ll laugh for you. Ha ha ha. What happened was … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Revising, Surprising, & Surviving
I’ve never liked serving my books—making them, yes, serving them, no. I was so afraid I’d ram my book down another dinosaur’s throat and make them choke (I’ve had too many other Authorosauruses do that to me). Joanna Pentaceratops (aka Joanna Penn in the human world) showed me how to serve (aka market) my book … Continue reading Today’s Lunch Special: How to Serve a Book by Joanna Pentaceratops
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!