Author health, Life, Writing

AH: Dreams, Goals + Plans for 2021

Happy New Year!  (Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu!) I can hardly believe that 2020, with all of its quirks and whirlwinds, is past us. And not to put off 2021, but I think 2020 will be that year we’ll keep talking about when we’re old and senile…(“Yes, sonny, you wouldn’t remember what a year we had in… Continue reading AH: Dreams, Goals + Plans for 2021

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December Afternoon Tea with SJ: 2020 Reflection

Good afternoon to you! We are back for our monthly Afternoon tea series, of which I am extremely excited about. It’s hard to believe that I only started this series in February this year. Since then, so many things have changed it’s frankly hard to say what changed how.  Today, we’ll have a classic tea… Continue reading December Afternoon Tea with SJ: 2020 Reflection

Author health, authors, Life, WIP, Writing

5 Steps to Recharge After A Major WIP

Hullo, world! I’m back again with another Author Health blog post. *inserts fanfare* Today is a kind of special post for me, since it’s officially December...the month after NaNoWriMo! (Or Meno-WriMo in my case.) Although I didn’t reach my goal of 50K this year (I wrote 28K), I’m glad with what I did get down… Continue reading 5 Steps to Recharge After A Major WIP

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November Afternoon Tea with SJ + Know the Novel Part 2

Good afternoon! I can’t believe a month has already passed and I’m typing up this post. (TBH, I actually don’t want to think about this month ending.) But anyhow, November’s nearing an end and it means I get to sit down with cups of teas and chat about my life.  Except.  This month I’m snagging… Continue reading November Afternoon Tea with SJ + Know the Novel Part 2

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October Afternoon Tea with SJ + Updates

Good afternoon...or to be more exact, good evening! I know, I was hoping I’d finish this post much earlier, but I worked my last night shoot yesterday which ended in the morning, so my bodily functions have reversed yet again. (Not to mention that I binge-watched yet another Japanese drama--and cried buckets.) So, today, we’ll… Continue reading October Afternoon Tea with SJ + Updates

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My Not Wri-Mo Thing + 5 Last-minute Preptober Checklist

Hullo, world! I’m back again from the collab. If you missed it, check out Brooke’s post here and mine on her blog, Words In Her Soul. Brooke is an amazing person and I had so much fun doing this! This past few weeks have been kind of tough for me as I started a new… Continue reading My Not Wri-Mo Thing + 5 Last-minute Preptober Checklist

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How I Make Character Playlists (Collab w/Brooke)

Hello, everyone! Hello, everyone! My name is Brooke from :: words in her soul :: I blog about writing, indie publishing, books, and mental health! Huge thank you to SJ for having me on her blog today! Today I’m talking about character playlists. Now, we all have our writing playlists that we love to make… Continue reading How I Make Character Playlists (Collab w/Brooke)

authors, Movie, Reading

The Narnia Tag

Happy Thanksgiving! To those of you in America confused, Thanksgiving in Canada is a month early, since if we harvested crops in November, there’d be nothing left to harvest but snow and ice. Also, we eat chicken stuffed with rice, quinoa, and veggies. (That’s just my family’s thing. As we’re Japanese, we’re not really a… Continue reading The Narnia Tag

Author health, authors, Life

Author Health: 5 Self Care I Like to Do

Hullo, world! It’s October, meaning all the leaves light up like illuminations, then promptly fall within a week. Alas, such is autumn in Canada.  Today, I’m back for my monthly installation of Author Health. So far we’ve looked at the importance of family and authors, and discussed a little about my rather chaotic life as… Continue reading Author Health: 5 Self Care I Like to Do

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5 Ways to Write (Without Actually Writing)

Hullo, world! I must convey to you how happy I am to be writing this post. In the month I took a rest from blogging, I realised just how much I missed it. I’ve actually been blogging for almost five years counting my Japanese and science blogs, and blogging is one thing that sparks joy… Continue reading 5 Ways to Write (Without Actually Writing)