An Archive of Growth?

Month: January 2017

dogs

List your pets.

Mmkay, I'm doing this one because I'm excited. As of next week, I'll have two new pets! June(bug) and Ixi are young dogs we're adopting. My dad is big on…
books

Who are your favorite writers? Why?

Anne Bishop -- DARK stuff woven with amazing fantasy elements Sharon Shinn -- When she's on form, she's brilliant Naomi Novik -- Napoleon with DRAGONS Margaret Atwood -- Brilliant, brilliant,…
Rational

how you judge intelligence

Aware. Observant. Learns from observations. Makes new choices based on past results. Open to new information. Always the seeking a better way, a truer truth. Curiosity. It's not about how…
geek stuff

Why do you write?

There's this fairly common idea that writers write because they have to. They can't not write. Sometimes I feel like that doesn't apply to me. Like I missed some essential writer's…
WTF

Can people change?

Yes. But it has to come from them. You can't make someone change. No outside force can make someone change. There's also the slow attrition of time. Little things build…
books

The best part of today was______

(I'm switching prompts, one-word prompts don't work for me. Nyah.) Hmm. Lots of small, nice things about today. I finished doing my read-through on paper of the Selkies, and I…
blasphemy

Infinite

This prompt is here specifically to drive me up the wall after yesterday's specificity jumble. Lo, for what is infinity, really? 'Tis so vast  the mortal mind cannot comprehend. I…
books

Specific

Specific makes me think of specificity which makes me think of pacific which leads to perspicacious and so on and so forth. These prompts are all hideously vague, so it's…
depression

Float

There's a sensation I only get when things are, shall we say, awry. It's the sensation of my brain floating inside my skull, bobbing on a sea of listlessness. Unmoored. Unable…
writing

Tempted

These days, my weakness is work. Not the work I get paid to do (who cares about that?),  but the work I care about. The writing. Each day I am ready…
family

Crossing

Good gawd, if I'd known the next day was "Crossing" I would've parceled out my story a bit better. Yesterday was the physical move. Today I'll talk about the mental…
dreams

Gone

I am gone. Gone from places I have known all my life. I had a dream a few weeks back that I was back there, on Rt 1, driving on…
depression

Year

(What a ridiculously simplistic prompt. I object.) I think we're all largely agreed that 2016 was a bitch of a year. It was wretched. My personal list of horrors included…
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