Author Archives: Heather

Don’t fall over.

This is a story about being stupid. Really, it’s about starting something new and getting so involved that you forget about the little things. Like sleeping. And eating. And maybe showers. Starting a new project is fun and exciting and scary and you never really know how it’s going to turn out. Sometimes, you start down the path and realize

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The good stuff is out there.

The number of unsolicited emails that I get is unbelievable. Except it’s not unbelievable. Not really. Which is sad. “Quit whining, just delete them!” Yeah, because passive acceptance is so totally my thing. (/sarcasm) Also, passive acceptance of shit things is what allows shit things to keep happening. On many, many levels. I received an email with something like this

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Everything is awesome.

Yes. Yes, I did, in fact, start this one off with an outrageous lie. Everything is not awesome, and that’s why it’s nice to have creative outlets. Sometimes, when life is bringing me down (or pissing me off), I write it out. But there are times when even that doesn’t work, because I’m so down (or pissed off) that I

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Botching it forward.

Speaking of doing stupid things and making life more difficult for myself (yes, I know that I wasn’t speaking of that, but really, I’m always speaking of that, one way or another), I managed to completely eff myself up a couple of weeks ago. When I create a new draft version, I always make a copy of the previous one and

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Doing bad things to imaginary lives.

A little while ago, I killed off a character. Maybe. Probably. Hard to say what’s real and what’s not, but that’s beside the point. At the moment that I was writing it, he was dead, dead, deadski, regardless of what might or might not happen later. And I didn’t feel bad about it at all. I also completely traumatized another

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