Celebrations, Life, Movie, Music, Reading

My 12 Christmas List

Hullo, world!  Can you believe we’re less than a week until Christmas? (I can’t and I can.) 2020 has been this weird, convoluted and longish short year that will stay in my memory as a pivotal time. And even though I probably won’t see many people other than my immediate family this Christmas, it will… Continue reading My 12 Christmas List

Life, WIP, Writing, Writing Craft, Writing Habit

10 Quirks of Being Japanese + My Brainstorming Process

Hullo, world! I can’t believe in just two weeks, it’ll be Christmas! (I haven’t even considered Christmas shopping, since I almost never do it.) I’ve been working on and off which has been okay and also finished applying to most of the universities, which is relieving. Now I only need to keep up my 3.8-9… Continue reading 10 Quirks of Being Japanese + My Brainstorming Process

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

afternoon tea, authors, Life, WIP, Writing

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

authors, Life, WIP, Writing

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

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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September Afternoon Tea with SJ

Good Afternoon!(or Good Evening...) Ever since I’ve gotten back into blogging this month, I was looking forward to today! As you probably already know, I love this Afternoon Tea series.  Okay, are you ready? Today, we are situated on a comfy couch filled with cushions in a spacious and airy living room. Our dog, Strawberry,… Continue reading September Afternoon Tea with SJ

authors, Life, WIP, Writing, Writing Craft, Writing Habit

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)

Author health, Life

Author Health: Life…(I’m back from hitouts + Major Announcements)

Well, I’m back. I do so apologise that I dropped off the blog-sphere with but a few lines of an ominous message saying I’ll be “on a hitout”.  As I explained in that post, the end of July had been where everything seemed to have caught up with me.  So in today’s post, I’ll be… Continue reading Author Health: Life…(I’m back from hitouts + Major Announcements)