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Movie Recommendation Monday: Princess Mononoke

Posted on September 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (1)

This is by far my favorite Studio Ghibli film. And it's not just because of the wolves. All the wolves. Like all of them. It's a tale as old as time. Progress destroys the forest. War threatens the old ways and the new. But Lady Eboshi is the most badass ever, so it evens out? Or something.

September Goals

Posted on September 3, 2019 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

August Goals:

-My only writing goal is to keep The Golden Girls blog going. I missed one and then the first one for September. I was just too busy or burnt out some weekends. I wrote over 80,000 words for freelance novellas/novels and short stories this month. This word count doesn’t include the blogs, which are usually about 2,000 words, so yea. Busy. All. The. Time.

-Try to actually read something out of the pile. The to-read pile can go frolic in a field and wait for me along with all my missing free time. I've been rereading LOTR for the 9th (10th?) time. I apparently just pretend I'll read other stuff.

September Goals:

-Survive? My MFA program starts September 23rd. I'm booked until February for freelance work, so I envision more skipped Golden Girls blogs in the future and a complete lack of sanity on my part. I complain, but I actually like the freelance work, it's just I have a shitty dayjob too.

-The final book in Kendare Blake's Three Dark Crowns series is out today! I preordered it and will be finishing it before classes start. I am really hoping plot armor doesn't keep Jules alive...

Also who named this series

Book 1: Three Dark Crowns

Book 2: One Dark Throne

Book 3: Two Dark Reigns

Book 4: Five Dark Fates

WHHHHHHHHY?! It looks like my books are out of order and I think this was done on purpose to annoy me. Personally. HarperTeen just wants to upset me.

Book Recommendation Monday: The Hobbit

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

It's an adventure of epic proportions! Bilbo Baggins leaves his comfortable Hobbit hole as the 14th member of a Dwarven mission to evict a squatter from their mountain. And he never lets the reader forget he'd rather be in his cozy hole. Also, Bombur, who is quite fat. Tolkien makes a point of mentioning how fat Bombur is 12 times and he's only mentioned about 15 times by name the whole book. 

Book Recommendation Monday: The Rise of Kyoshi

Posted on August 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This book is arguably for fans of the shows, The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. The worldbuilding relies pretty heavily on people who watched the shows. But that said, this book is a fantastic addition to the canon. There's teases of what Kyoshi is capable on the shows, including the fact she earth bent an entire island into existent. This follows the story of how she discovered she was the Avatar and how she fell in with a group of criminals. I am very excited for the next book. 

August Goals

Posted on August 4, 2019 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

July Goals:

-Continue rom-com story Ha. Ha. That'd be nice. 


-Read three books in my to-be-read pile.  I started two books from my pile and they sucked so I reread The Hobbit and read Bridget Jones's Diary andThe Rise of Kyoshi. So I still read three, but my pile of to-be-read books remains large and in charge.

 August Goals:

-I have two long freelance projects that'll take me all month to finish. My only writing goal is to keep The Golden Girls blog going. I don't want to fall behind on my weekly updates like I did with my recommendation Mondays. 

-Try to actually read something out of the pile. 

Writing Services Now Available

Posted on July 31, 2019 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I have created a page for writing services. I'll ghostwrite, punch up, critique your story. Pop on over for details on what I offer. 

Book Recommendation Monday: The World of Thedas

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

If you took my advice so many weeks ago and played the Dragon Age games, you should know go out and read the World of Thedas books. The books take the history the games set up and bring it to the next level. The history of the Blight is expanded. The history of mages, the imperium, and Andraste paint a vivid picture that becomes the background for the games.

Book Recommendation Monday: Maskerade

Posted on July 8, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

It's like Phantom of the Opera, only better because it takes place in Discworld. Witches, ghosts, opera, and Agnes Nitt, who is underrepresented in these books. Plus, any book with the Witches is always delightful. Nanny is filthy, Granny is pragmatic, Agnes is reluctant. And Greebo the cat transforms into a man describes a "sex on legs."

July Goals

Posted on July 5, 2019 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Sometime around June 4th or 5th I realized I didn't update my goals and was like "well, it's already too late. June'll just be a wash." Yes, I was that lazy about it.

May Goals:

-Continue editing April’s WIP. Ha nope. I just got tired of it. I like it, but just not right now. Doom and gloom all day everyday wasn't working out. I worked on something much, much sillier instead, more on that below.

-Read something to the end. I read Kindred and The Poppy War, among some other stuff over the last two months. Right now, my reading slump is over....? I guess, for the moment.


July Goals: 

-My day job is the devil and I hate it and working on anything remotely serious is just not happening. Instead I've been working on a medieval rom-com and I am going to continue to do so. It's delightful and there is much blacksmithing to be had. I've been taking on some freelance work that cuts heavily into my own work, so I'm not tying myself down with a word count. I mean, I'm sure that well will run dry eventually, but for now I do my own stuff when I can. I do want to finish it before I go back to school in September though.

-Speaking of freelance work... I'm trying to get my work out there and I'm on fiverr these days to make a little extra cash. So if you need or know someone who needs/wants something written (ghostwritten), look me up. KatieRoman606. As Geoffrey Chaucer in A Knight's Tale said "For a penny I’ll scribble you anything you want. From summons, decrees, edicts, warrants, patents of nobility. I’ve even been known to jot down a poem or two if the muse descends." (disclaimer I suck at poetry and I charge slightly more than a penny)

-I have a stack of books next to my bed to read before school starts. I think 12 at last count? This is not counting a few books on hold at the library. I'm striving to read three before July ends. It's madness, but one of those books is a comic book and is like 50 pages. Loopholes, yo!

TV Show Recommendation Monday: Good Omens

Posted on July 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been fifteen plus years since I read the book, though I do remember enjoying it, but this show is epic. The anti-Christ has arrived. Too bad due to a mix up at the hospital hell and heaven are keeping their eyes on the wrong kid.