Dreams make good stories, do they?

Forgive me again, this was written very early Sunday morning (I stayed up very late Saturday night getting this down). I meant to publish this yesterday, but I had no time. Over the past month, I’ve had nothing but writing fever, even with my subconscious. I haven’t written down every single dream that mattered, but […]

A Day with no word count

Last Monday (April 9), I was starving, eating everything I could get my hands on. I didn’t realize how much I ate until late that evening after dinner. I thought for certain that dinner had me stuffed. But by 9 p.m., I was hungry again and I was reaching for more starches, more applesauce and […]

Writing mania

Three days ago, I wrote a grand total of 4,000 words for the day. Wednesday, I wrote nothing because of Charm City Trivia, but it really wasn’t anybody’s fault. I just didn’t think of anything to write. But I’ve just increased my word count goal to 35,000 words by the end of the month. I’m […]

Learning

There was a little too much that happened in the last month, and it made me think about stuff. In the last three weeks since my last post (before my letters to authors edition), my dad has gone to the hospital for gout, where he stayed in a hospital room for six days, and our […]

Letters to authors: Erin Moore

This is a letter to author series edition (told you I’m bringing it back), writing to the author of That’s Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and what our English says about us (nonfiction, 2015). Dear Erin Moore, With your nonfiction That’s Not English, which I am currently reading, I feel like you’re tricking me. The reason […]

Bringing back Letters to Authors

Hey everyone, sorry my blog posts have been so spotty for the past couple months. Things haven’t been well at the Ahrens household. My dad keeps complaining about his feet hurting, because no matter how many medications he takes for diabetes and blood pressure, he still thinks he’s not taking enough to take care of […]

Nerd Queen Journal: The Weirdness Strikes Back

I really don’t have a whole lot of pictures from a couple weeks ago when I went to Farpoint, sadly. Mainly because my mother gets very lonely and misses us on every weekend where there’s a convention and I’m helping with it. But for the most part, it was a delight to see some of […]