In which I am a crotchety old lady

A few bits of news: 1. The site header has finally been redone! The new header features: (a) a more up-to-date photo of The Author (as well as The Author’s Hair), (b) pictures that are actually lined up properly, and (c) some of The Author’s bad art (and one piece of good art by someone who is not The Author). Hooray! For those unfamiliar with … Continue reading In which I am a crotchety old lady

Publishing plans and vengeance via diversity

I HAVE RETURNED. Yes, friends, after a lengthy holiday (and post-holiday hangover) hiatus, I have returned to the wondrous world of WordPress. Let us rejoice and be merry, and pretend that some of you actually remember who I am. Hurrah! Now, onto business. First of all, let us discuss Chosen, A.K.A., my LGBT fantasy epic, A.K.A., the story I’ve been working on since I was … Continue reading Publishing plans and vengeance via diversity

Sleep deprivation, take #578093248234

Massively sleep-deprived, wheeeee! Second night in a row that I’ve been kept awake by a nasty headache, then awakened later when Benny decided to practice his feline yodeling in the wee hours of the morning. On the plus side, being up early means I have a nice long period of time in which to get over my headache before work, so…that’s good, right? RIGHT? It … Continue reading Sleep deprivation, take #578093248234

On my doings as of late.

Hey. Hey, you. Yeah, you. Now that that’s out of the way, on to business. Nearly a month has passed since my last update, and you may be asking yourself, “What has T.J. been doing all this time? Why did she leave us for so long? Does she not realize that her absence plunges us into a chill, unending darkness that never abates until she … Continue reading On my doings as of late.

In which my curse takes the weekend off.

First, some news: I’ve officially finished the second draft of Chosen! The Scene That Wouldn’t End finally gave in and ended today, and after that, it was a simple matter of making a few changes to the last chapter and then BAM, I had myself a finished draft. Only took fifteen years, to-ho-ho. Now, of course, we enter into the editing phase, wherein I read … Continue reading In which my curse takes the weekend off.

Sunshine does strange things to the human mind.

Greetings, internet. I have returned! You may rejoice if you wish. Or not. It’s cool. So, yes, as for the reasons behind my lengthy hiatus, I have no excuses except that Chicago has been experiencing an unusual stretch of gorgeous weather, and thus I’ve been somewhat distracted by strange feelings of optimism and delusions that the world may not be such an awful place after … Continue reading Sunshine does strange things to the human mind.

Chosen: Stuff and More Stuff

I’ve been working hard on my fantasy novel lately, but given my minuscule attention span and attraction to All Things Internet, it was inevitable that I waste at least a little bit of time online when I should’ve been writing. But rather than watching an endless parade of cat videos or reading YouTube comments and despairing of humanity, I instead used my precious time to create…a … Continue reading Chosen: Stuff and More Stuff

Chosen, Pride Month, and a girl named Silas

Hello, friends. I’m back with an update, because it’s Sunday again and there are no lengths to which I won’t go to put off doing housework. Over the last few days, I’ve been writingwritingwriting, working hard on Chosen, A.K.A. my Gay Fantasy Epic (TM). It’s been going surprisingly well, to the extent that I’m now at the midpoint of the book, and A Very Dramatic Occurrence has just Occurred. … Continue reading Chosen, Pride Month, and a girl named Silas

A very important blog post not in any way about procrastinating.

Greetings, Internet. I have returned. Again. I have re-returned. Sadly, I’m not at my most coherent at the moment, as my dear feline companion Benny (see my Cat Stuff page for more on the little furball) decided that six AM would be a great time to start howling and scratching at my bedroom door like the apartment was on fire. Had the apartment actually been on fire, Benny … Continue reading A very important blog post not in any way about procrastinating.

Queer Investigations, or possibly another title altogether.

So, you know that thing I said about updating more frequently? Yeah, not so much. Anyway, since I’m sure you’re all absolutely burning to know what I’ve been up to, I’ll tell you. First off, I’ve been studying a great deal of Japanese, because I have a deep masochistic streak and want my brain to shrivel up and die, apparently. I’ve also been doing a … Continue reading Queer Investigations, or possibly another title altogether.

On location-challenged bananas and nasal psychics

Greetings, internet. As usual, it’s been awhile. One of these days I’ll get the hang of updating my blog in a timely manner, but alas, probably not anytime soon. I have high hopes for my retirement, however. Anyway, I come to you today with an Important Message! (Which you know is important due to the expert use of capitalization.) As you know, I have books and … Continue reading On location-challenged bananas and nasal psychics

Red Lobster > Gay People?

Forgive me, WordPress, for I have sinned. It’s been three weeks since my last blog post. In my defense, I’ve been using my time away from you to write!  (And to watch videos on Hulu and add to my gif collection. But mostly to write.) For the past few weeks, I’ve been hard at work on Chosen, which some may remember as my Gay Fantasy Epic … Continue reading Red Lobster > Gay People?