Progress Report #3

August 8th, 2014 · 9:28 am  →  August 2014 Journal

By the sons of Worvan, has it really been months since my last entry? *face plant* That’s a yes. Shortly after my post, we got a notice from our landlord that we had to move at the end of our lease because he was in the process of remodeling all of the units. We’d been […]

Progress Report #2

February 16th, 2014 · 9:41 pm  →  February 2014

Okay, I’m a touch late on this one… Bad Monica. This past week… Winter sucks. Moving on. I’m setting up a meeting with an artist to do the alchemy logos. Regardless of what I do, I will need them. I also need to send over a pattern that I need to modify for jewelry-making as […]

Progress Report #1

February 5th, 2014 · 10:01 am  →  February 2014

Last time, I told you I’d check in once a week to tell you about my progress. So, here goes. I have a few different ways to structure this novel. Originally, it was going to be one perspective and written as five novellas to reflect an alchemical process. I’ve decided against that because I realized […]

A Long Overdue Update. (Hence, a Long Post)

January 30th, 2014 · 6:38 pm  →  February 2014

Dear Readers: I haven’t updated this website in a few years and I feel I owe you an explanation. Real world-wise, I let other projects and my author website take precedence over this. I love the Violet War. I love the setting, I love the stories, I love everything about it. And I would love […]

It’s Caturday! Without my cats.

September 25th, 2010 · 4:13 pm  →  September 2010

Spent a lovely day on State Street in a sea of red. (HINT: Badger Game). Picked up a few treats for matt_m_mcelroy at the Farmer’s Market and a new cactus for yours truly. Here’s hoping Archimedes V will NOT be eaten by my cats. So far, I have not had the best of luck with […]

The Time Has Come…

September 24th, 2010 · 4:53 pm  →  September 2010

…for me to talk openly about my views on feminism. I have finally figured out a way to express my views, which will be necessary in the coming months. (HINT: Especially before WisCon.) The short of it, is that I do not like the word “feminist.” My relationship with words is semantic and contextual, just […]

I have thoughts…

September 24th, 2010 · 12:42 am  →  September 2010

…which means I’m writing and researching like crazy. Have been sharing some things here and there, but still trying to find that balance between “Hey, do you read books? Wouldn’t you like to read my stories? YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.” sorts of promotions versus “Yes, I do play games. Yes, I read a lot. […]

2010.09.21 A Modern Alchemist’s View on Food

September 21st, 2010 · 8:04 pm  →  Alchemy September 2010

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been obsessing about the idea that a modern alchemist would be appalled by the food that we eat. Potassium Benzoate. Calcium Disodium Edta. Brominated Vegetable Oil. (And that’s just a few of the ingredients in the pop I’m drinking!) The question is: Why? Well, first — I probably […]

In Which I “Go There”

September 20th, 2010 · 5:29 pm  →  September 2010

Yesterday, some heavy drama came across my desk. I tried to avoid it, but found that I couldn’t. There are only a few things that press my buttons: intolerance happens to be one of them. Sadly, I knew I was in trouble when I started writing a philosophical conversation between two characters in the story […]

2010.09.17 The Modern Alchemist

September 17th, 2010 · 10:36 am  →  September 2010

When I checked in with you the last time, I talked about how I wanted to get behind what motivates William and some of the other Alchemists in this book. To do that, I wanted to live as one of them so I could better describe them without boring you to death with long diatribes […]