Category: Life

2018 Wrap-Up and 2019 Goals

2018 Wrap-Up and 2019 Goals

Another year has come and gone, and it’s time to look back and reflect on the year past while we plan for the year to come. (Don’t ask why I’m being weirdly poetic. It’s probably because I’m starting this post at 1:30am and I already know it’s going to be lengthy.) Let’s start with that reflection part.

2018: An overview

2018 has had its ups and downs, and it feels like Continue reading “2018 Wrap-Up and 2019 Goals”

Farewell to November

Farewell to November

November’s Writing

I participated in NaNoWriMo this month, but I stopped prioritizing it about halfway through the month. I learned that The Dark War Trilogy doesn’t work well for NaNoWriMo–it’s too long and emotionally draining (in the case of The King’s Paladin, the MC is difficult to write because she thinks so differently from me)–so in the future I need to focus on a shorter, easier piece that I can get really excited for beforehand. This year I was more hyped for NaNoWriMo itself than Continue reading “Farewell to November”

Author Interview: R.M. Archer

Author Interview: R.M. Archer

Last week I got to interview my friend Allie (yeah, I know, you hear about her a lot. That’s not likely to change.) on her blog, Of Rainy Days & Stardust Veins, and this week it’s her turn to interview me. I have a past interview up on the blog with my sister as the interviewer, but it ended up kind of stilted and awkward, so I’m hoping with this one it’ll be a bit looser and more comfortable. Let’s get started. :)


Allie: Thanks for having me Autumn. Wow, I’m pretty sure this my my first official time here on your blog!

Archer: I think it is. XD But I’ve mentioned you several times, even before you had your own blog.

Allie: Oh, look. :D I’m famous! ;) Yay! Anyway, first question: what story(ies) are you working on for NaNoWriMo? Continue reading “Author Interview: R.M. Archer”

O: Overambitious Goals

O: Overambitious Goals

Goal-setting can be both exciting and stressful. Generally we make these at the beginning of the year, promptly forgetting about them or going off the rails. We also make smaller-scale goals for smaller aspects of our life, and generally these are easier for us to reach but we’re still not perfect. I’m largely talking in this post about the former type, but this also applies to the latter type for those of us who tend to go for overachieving at times or wrongly estimate how much time we’ll have to do things.

First, how do we Continue reading “O: Overambitious Goals”