Oriana’s Stars

This story was submitted to Writers of the Future and won an Honorable Mention. I’ve left all formatting as it was originally written when submitted to their contest. Oriana strapped on the last of her makeshift armor over her spacesuit, checked for any breaches, grabbed her homemade (and not standard-issue) spear, and headed out the…

2021 November Writing Report

National Novel Writing Month is officially over, and it was a great month. It simultaneously dragged on (as did all of 2020-2021, if we’re being honest) while also it flew right on by. It’s kind of a crazy combination, just like everything else. Thanks for that visual from “A Tale of Two Cities,” Mr. Dickens.…

2021 October Writing Report

While it’s November already, it’s a good chance to look back at how October went. Because while this month is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), last month wasn’t. But I still got a lot of writing done! Now, to be fair (with regards to NaNoWriMo), technically the only words that should be counted are words…

2021 September Writing Report

September is Income School’s Content Warrior Challenge month. The challenge is to write at least 60,000 words of content for your website(s). They count a video as 2,000 words (no matter the length). And, as ever since I joined Project 24, I participated. Spoiler: I won another badge. Because apparently virtual badges are hugely motivating.…

2021 August Writing Report

August was a huge mixed-bag kind of month. On the one hand, we went on an amazing family vacation to Bear Lake. On the other, it was also crazy busy with weird, not-covid sicknesses that went through the whole family, back-to-school prep, and starting to remodel our kitchen. In any case, it’s really nice to…

2021 July Writing Report

While mentally I know that July is over, it’s still hot enough that I can’t help but think it’s mid-July. But July is over (even Pioneer day, which I infamously keep thinking is in June), and August is well underway. July 2021 saw a total paid income of $843.93, while the portfolio of websites earned…

2021 June Writing Report

June always feels like the month that will never end to me. Especially since, every June 25th or so, I wonder if I’ve missed Pioneer day (spoiler: it’s on July 24th). This June was no different – but with a few extra things going on in the family. But you aren’t here for details on…