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 […]

C’est Chic Geek special sale and announcement

To those of you who’ve read my most recent post of why I’ve been absent for the rest of January until the Super Bowl, here’s a little update on what I’m doing on Etsy.com. Those of you just tuning in to my blog, you may need to know or already know that I had a […]

Another Inkitt story

I love my babies. When I say babies, you know I’m talking about my stories, particularly my protagonists of each story I’m writing. I pay special attention and make sure my characters have the best stories to tell. I don’t want to kill any characters and I try not to, but if the time or […]