Coronavirus Anxiety: Traveling Through a Black Hole

It turns out that even when you’re staying at home, you can explore space. Sort of. If you deal with depression and/or anxiety, you know that it’s kind of like a black hole. It has its own gravity. Sometimes you maintain a balance with it, circling without getting too close. And sometimes, its gravity pulls … Continue reading Coronavirus Anxiety: Traveling Through a Black Hole

Murdering Mary Sue

Back in 2012, I wrote GATEKEEPER. I’d dreamed about the book in some shape for years before I wrote it, and it was the work of a little over a year to vomit out ~127,000 words. I was so proud—of the book, for existing, and of myself, for pushing past all my fear and actually … Continue reading Murdering Mary Sue

Thoughts on THE VVITCH

Spoilers, obviously. I just watched THE VVITCH for the first time. I heard that a lot of people loved it. One of my friends called it the best horror movie ever. I have to disagree. THE VVITCH had a few good moments, but overall it was a let-down from the beginning. A big part of … Continue reading Thoughts on THE VVITCH

Writing Process Blues

Autumn is here. Rain has been falling all day, making whispers when it hits the leaves or the ground or the wood of the deck. We ran the air conditioning all summer, and this is what we were trying to reproduce--a raw, wild chill that makes your fingers beg for a hot mug to curl … Continue reading Writing Process Blues

free books? lemme get a heck yes

Hiya! I've been busy publishing and writing and being sick and doing some more writing. The first half of 2018 was total garbage - but I'm hoping the second half will make up for it! To kick things back into gear, I've just joined Wattpad. Now you can take a look at sample chapters of … Continue reading free books? lemme get a heck yes

new job, new analogue system 

Just under a month ago, I started a new job with a new company. This gave me the unparalleled opportunity to figure out a new analogue system to keep track of everything I do at work. As always, I keep my work notebook separate from my personal stuff, because I take way too many notes … Continue reading new job, new analogue system 

a brief apology

So. Guess who's an idiot? It's me. There were some problems with forwarding my exploringtheattic emails to my primary email, so I haven't been seeing emails sent to this blog's contact address in a while. Whoops! The forwarding has been fixed, I feel like a moron, and I apologize to everyone who sent me an … Continue reading a brief apology

why thinking is a good idea, even when you’re excited

Argh. So. Yesterday I made UNFOLD available for preorder through Amazon.com. EXCITING TIMES!!!!!  aAnd because it's a sequel, I decided to list it and its predecessor, FOLD, as part of a series, which I chose to call Kitsune Tales. A search for "kitsune tales" in Amazon showed no similar series titles before the fold. However, … Continue reading why thinking is a good idea, even when you’re excited

WARFAER

Starting to bubble on my next book, involving gamers, VR, and the lines between fiction and reality, and realized I need to create an in-book MMORPG for my protag to play and react to. Don't want to get into too many details, as things are still formulating, but I've decided to call it WarFaer. The … Continue reading WARFAER