Blessed (Belated) Yule

Happy Yule to those (like myself) that celebrated it over the weekend.

For those unaware, Yule is the celebration of the Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year. Traditionally, you gather together at sundown, feast, and stay up all night to great the sun when it arrives in the morning. I didn’t make it the whole night this year. I had to take a Benedryl to fend off an allergy attack due to some offending cologne and that knocked me right out, but I did come back to the party at 4 AM to greet the morning. read more

On Video Games

My weekends are pretty busy lately with holiday parties and social obligations. While at a holiday party on Sunday, we broke out my brand-new copy of Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Superheroes to play in two-player mode and it was loads of fun. We passed the controller back and forth between people while playing the missions, switching between characters on the fly. My favorite to play was Black Widow, especially once I got the stinger upgrade that let you shock multiple opponents. Defeating Loki was tough. We had to restart and level up some more characters so we could switch out the team but we finally got him on the second run-through, though just barely. I do like that you can switch in new characters once you die so it’s not just a one-and-done sort of deal. read more

On Revisions and POV

I’m currently going through a lot of revisions, both for “Princess Cocoa Puff” for Rooster and Pig but also for some publisher-less submissions that I’m going to be finding a home for soon. I love revisions. Maybe that makes me a little weird or atypical, but I do. It’s rare for me to get quality feedback on things I write and when it does come around, I’m so, so grateful for it. I’m still growing as a writer – I think we all are, or at least all of us who are practicing writers – and I’m always on the lookout for things to work on. read more