Category: Writing and Musings

Goodbye, 2018… or It’s Been a Year Already?

What to say about a year that was more transition than tangible growth? There were a number of fun events along the way- travel, the new things I tried and sprang up in my life, but overall 2018 was more of a roundabout of self-reflection that seemed play on a loop. In the end, I ...

NYD’s Top 8 Posts of 2018

It’s interesting to go back and compare my posts from year to year, allowing me to take inventory of how Neptune Your Dial evolves and potential changes for the coming year. This year, I noticed a shift in content as well as a clearer idea of what I want this blog to represent. I have ...

This Week in Liz: Breaking Busy and Enjoying the Spare Moments

The list of ways I can occupy my time has become endless. There’s the full-time job, then my creative writing as well as Neptune Your Dial, plus keeping up with posting content on social media, not to mention all the daily tasks- making a dentist appointment, going to yoga class, getting an oil change, walking ...

Monthly Wrap: October 2018

Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been lately: Science-Fiction Writing Class At the beginning of the month I started a six-week Science-Fiction Writing Workshop through Emory ...

Thirty, Nerdy and Thriving: Accomplishments and goals for the next decade

Turning thirty is like crashing onto an uncharted island or the room at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey– you wake up and say, “Okay, now what?” I turned thirty in July and it didn’t really sink in until a week ago, when I went to the dentist and had to write down my ...

Monthly Wrap: September 2018

Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving, or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been lately: Books, Books, Books I have been reading excessively this month, probably an effort to ignore the Atlanta heat ...

What I’ve Learned from Four Years of Blogging

Neptune Your Dial turned four years old in September! This blog has hit some ups and downs, gone through a lot of changes- including a renaming- and grown into something I am very proud of. The process of running a blog and posting regular content can be challenging, especially if you have a full-time life ...

This Week in Liz: Following Curiosity

I went for a hike the other day at a local park just outside of Atlanta, where I only recently began frequenting. My first couple of visits I played it safe, staying on paths as long as I knew I could easily get back to my car. However, there is a five mile hike at ...

Monthly Wrap: July 2018

Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been recently: Feeling Dirty July was a big month on a few levels, but most significantly I entered a new ...

The Nostalgia Head’s Plight

We who love the old and dream of bygone days carry a burden. We stroll through antique stores, used bookstores and collector shops with an urge to rescue all those abandoned items. We stop and think to ourselves- If I buy another Remington typewriter, will I cross into hoarder territory? How many more rare books ...