Category: Writing and Musings

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 ...

This Week in Liz: The thief of joy

I’ve found myself comparing my life to others a lot recently. I am, of course, aware of how unproductive this is, but I’m used to knowing the trajectory of my life- or at least the desired outcome. Recently, however, I’ve felt a little lost. Whenever I ask myself what I want to do next in ...

Eight Books that Informed my Writing

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write.” -Stephen King Sometimes it feels like storytelling must be mixed with my blood because I’ve been doing it my whole life and I can’t seem to shake it. Maybe there is something inherent that inspires me to write, ...

A Brief History of My Career Ambitions

At some point during my childhood I realized that I needed a career. I needed a career I felt passionate about. I mean, what was the point otherwise? To live a boring life, doing things that meant nothing to me? That was not an option. I became determined to find the thing that made me tick, ...