Step One: Get dressed. Be mad at the respectability of your clothing. Get dressed again. Realize you have forgotten how to put the scene uniform together. Give up. Wear jeans and a black shirt. Add a belt for fun. Realize that this was all you ever did when you were young, too.Continue reading “Going To A Punk Show In Your Thirties: A Guide”
I recently started a Twitter thread that took off and makes a great resource for writers, so I wanted to share it here. Read the replies! Save a cardboard character from their fate!Continue reading “Take A Quirk, Leave A Quirk”
Seanan McGuire, Cat Valente, and a number of other authors I respect immensely were talking today about using Patreon to fund some of the things that keep authors alive and working, like health insurance and a cushion in case of expensive disaster. They make a lot of sense. So I’ve started a Patreon. Patrons will get access to exclusive content, and it can also be used to ‘hire’ me as an editor.
Become a Patron Here.
Common advice tells you to write every day.
I never got the hang of it.Continue reading “Every Day”
Recently, I found out that a friend who shares my illness, a friend who was instrumental in my pursuit of diagnosis and proper treatment and who is a publicly visible advocate for disabled people, was being stalked by someone who accused them of “faking” and “has a friend who is writing an article about it.”Continue reading “What It’s Like to Live With EDS (Because Clearly People Still Don’t Know)”
There’s a lot going on in this body.
It’s amazing to me that so many people get to go through the first thirty, forty, fifty years of their lives without thinking much about their meatsuit. It doesn’t interrupt them. It doesn’t stop them from going places. It doesn’t rebel when they eat perfectly normal things. Amazing. If you have that, please take a moment to appreciate it.Continue reading “Health Update”
There’s only so much a girl can change. Perhaps I am growing old. Except that college kids keep mistaking me for their people, so possibly I am not growing old correctly. All the same, I refuse to give up my purple hair or my gratuitous cursing.Continue reading “New Year, Very Similar Me”
Okay, no, but seriously.Continue reading “Updates from NaNoLand”
First off, it’s nice that I can post any old thing on this blog and y’all read it anyway. You might be here for the politics, or the writing, or the queerness, or the book recs, but you seem to keep reading regardless of my dumping uncategorized content in here. I love you, too.Continue reading “Long Absence, Few Words”
Let me tell you a story.
I used to work as a dog-walker/cat-sitter/chicken-chaser/iguana-nurse. (I signed up for the dog-walking part, and the rest just happened.)Continue reading “In Case of Fire, Don’t Be Shy”