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Yet Another 2020/Pandemic Obsession: Architecture and Interior Design

Yet Another 2020/Pandemic Obsession: Architecture and Interior Design

I’ve always had a fascination with building homes. Sims was my jam. Unfortunately, the more sophisticated features on the PC versions of the game were barred to me, as our home computer was too old and cantankerous to run many programs without issue. But I […]

WE GOT A PUPPY–I’M SO TIRED

WE GOT A PUPPY–I’M SO TIRED

Hey everyone. I’ve been MIA for months for many reasons… I got a new job as an associate literary agent! You can see my agent page and ManuscriptWishList here: https://www.jdlit.com/megan-barnard and here: https://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/megan-barnard/. Another reason, is the, uh, pandemic… I’m sure you get it. But […]

Second Obsession of 2020: Mango

Second Obsession of 2020: Mango

Thank goodness for these new obsessions too because 2020 is shaping up to be an interesting year in a really not-great way. Bradley and I had been discussing adopting a bird or two for over a year now. We were thinking maybe a pair of […]

My First Obsession of 2020

My First Obsession of 2020

Within the first week of the new year, I made a comment on Facebook that I was starting things off right by becoming addicted to Stardew Valley. It all started when my partner bought a Switch in 2019; I hadn’t really given it a second […]

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Hello everyone and 2020. So far, so interesting. I realize it is now February and one typically decides and promptly proclaims their resolutions for the new year on or around New Year’s, but it wouldn’t be “Waity for Katie” if I did that kind of […]

Welcome to the Roaring ’20s

Welcome to the Roaring ’20s

It’s easy to look back and see only the bad or hard things that happened in the year. But on the first day of a new decade, I want to look back and see the good. And for me, 2019 had a lot of good. […]

A story worth the wait

A story worth the wait

Hello again everyone. Thank you for your patience during our entirely unintentional hiatus. I hope you are all staying warm during the holidays and experiencing more joy with friends and family than stress over figuring out what to buy them. (And if you don’t celebrate […]

New Home

New Home

Remember how I was attempting to post on a weekly basis? Wasn’t that a fun exercise? We’ve been pretty busy over the past month, and not in the normal life-chaos-busy, but productive-executing-life-change busy. My partner and I wanted to move to a better area that […]

Stories in Gaming

Stories in Gaming

One of my favorite activities when I was younger (after reading of course) was to play video games/watch my older brother play video games. Not the first person army shooters or grind fests, because I’m terrible at game mechanics, and those types of games often […]

Why Your Writer is Crying: A Guide

Why Your Writer is Crying: A Guide

Is your writer crying and you don’t know why?
Never fear! Another writer is here.
Your writer is crying because…


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7 Easy (but they can actually be pretty hard) Steps for Taking Care of Yourself

7 Easy (but they can actually be pretty hard) Steps for Taking Care of Yourself

I write for a living. Then I go home and write for myself. Anytime I’m not writing, it feels like I should be writing. I live in a world of words.  Many writers do. But writing is hard. It takes time. It takes effort. It […]

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

What is it about Paris? This was the question I asked myself two weeks ago when I returned from my latest adventure abroad. I’ve been to Paris two times before this. Once, for a quick, 24 hour trip from London. I really enjoyed it that […]

I’M BACK (and exhausted, please send coffee)

I’M BACK (and exhausted, please send coffee)

Katie is a tyrant. It’s true. Wanna know why? She won’t let me work on Flame of Burnt Brandy right now. She won’t let me work on the query or synopsis or… anything. Because she says I need “rest.” What is this rest? But really, […]

I LOVE BOOK PEOPLE

I LOVE BOOK PEOPLE

Let me tell you a story… So, today I went into a bookstore… I know. That’s how most of my stories start. But this one is different. Well, not that different. BUT this time was different because I talked to book people! I met the […]

I Really Wanted Him to Be Dead

I Really Wanted Him to Be Dead

Writers are weird creatures. We all know it. We all agree. I thought I’d give you a glimpse of my creative process and show you a series of messages I sent to Katie today… It went something like this: “DARN  APPARENTLY, ROGER IS ALIVE  AND […]