Life Updates, The Uncategorized Void

The Five Things Tag

I've been keeping this tag for one of those weeks where I'm too busy to blog, soooooooo...after a week of Camp NaNoWriMo, shopping, visits from friends, and a nasty cold, here ya go 😉 Five things you’ll find in my bag: ONE: A notebook (a writer must never be without her notebook, which is precisely… Continue reading The Five Things Tag

Music, Television

Music Review: Doctor Who Series 5-9

I'm pretty sure I mentioned in a previous post that my mom and I have been watching Doctor Who together--and it has been fantastic. Her no-nonsense commentary and her indignation if ever I fail to warn her about a Scary Moment are worth their weight in gold. We love Eleven and Twelve the best, agree… Continue reading Music Review: Doctor Who Series 5-9

Life Updates, The Uncategorized Void

Pinterest Finds (because I’m too busy to blog…)

Last week I just had zero blogging inspiration. If I don't have anything to say then I'd better not say anything at all. But then this week, we had a serious health scare/crisis with my grandfather. He got out of a very successful surgery just this afternoon, and he's doing great--but needless to say, I've… Continue reading Pinterest Finds (because I’m too busy to blog…)

Story Structure Study

Story Structure Study: “The Time of the Doctor”

This post actually began as a self-imposed "homework assignment." I never thought it might be blog material! But I have a mild case of Creative Burnout, and as part of my self-care I decided to re-watch a Doctor Who Christmas episode...but with a writer's eye. What I mean by that is this: I dissected and… Continue reading Story Structure Study: “The Time of the Doctor”

Television

TV Review: Doctor Who Series 10

I always said I wanted to finish out Peter Capaldi's run as the Twelfth Doctor--and I'm proud to announce I finally worked up the courage to do the thing: I've seen Doctor Who: Series 10*. And yes, my emotions felt like they'd been run through one of those old-timey laundry wringers by the end--BUT IT… Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who Series 10

writing

Lionhearted, Second Draft: COMPLETE!

(*excitedly bangs a spoon on the bottom of a pot*) Guys, guess what? I finished the second draft of Lionhearted!!! On May 14 I wrote, and I quote: "I hope to be finished by the end of summer. Ambitious much? Maybe. Lionhearted has thirty chapters and I’ve already edited eighteen of them in four months, so it’s possible. At… Continue reading Lionhearted, Second Draft: COMPLETE!

Television

TV Review: Doctor Who, Series 9

Last week I reviewed Doctor Who: Series 8, Peter Capaldi's first season as the Twelfth Doctor. As promised, this week I'm delving into Doctor Who: Complete Series 9*, Jenna Coleman's last season as Clara Oswald. Series 9 wowed me from the get-go in ways that Series 8 hadn't. In fact, it felt much more similar to… Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who, Series 9

Television

TV Review: Doctor Who, Series 8

I have to admit, I'm so excited about posting my first review on this new blog. I'm double-excited because it's all about my new favorite show--and triple-excited because it's all about my new favorite show's first season with my new favorite Doctor! My last Doctor Who review focused on Doctor Who: Series Seven, Part Two*, starring Matt… Continue reading TV Review: Doctor Who, Series 8