Tag: writing

Monthly Wrap: March 2019

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: London Called I had an amazing time in London this month. On a week-long vacation, my boyfriend and ...

Original Flash Fiction: “Falling Stars”

Do you remember the time we got lost within the nebula? You sneezed cosmic dust for a week and the helium made our voices sound like aliens. I was worried, but you made me laugh and forget. “Oh no, we’re doomed!” You kept saying in that ridiculous, high pitched voice until you laughed as hard ...

Monthly Wrap: January 2019

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: NYC I took a trip to Manhattan a couple weeks ago. It was part solo trip and part ...

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 ...

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: 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, ...

Monthly Wrap: October 2017

“Monthly Wrap” is my monthly post about the things I’m loving, find interesting, 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: NaNoWriMo prep month October was spent prepping for National Novel Writing Month, November’s annual writing marathon. This ...

NaNoWriMo Prep Month

Ah, November. Leaves on the ground, turkeys in the oven… and the ultimate writing marathon. National Novel Writing Month is right around the corner- I’m looking at you, November- and that means October is spent making preparations for the masterpieces to come. The last NaNoWriMo I participated in was November, 2014. If I learned one ...

Weekly Favorites

“The Art of Asterculture” by Sarah Gailey for Tor.com I came across this lovely, whimsical piece last week. Gailey gives instructions on how to make star-wine. If you’re looking to check-out from reality for a few minutes and remember what it is to dream, then give it a read. The xx Last weekend I went ...