December Project Updates: I’m Back?

Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start–and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. Let me explain something that happened last month: a project that started as one thing transformed into something completely different and unexpected, and I’ve been questioning … Continue reading December Project Updates: I’m Back?

September Project Updates: Super Speedy Quick Edition!

Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start–and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. I’m not going to lie—it’s been genuinely hard keeping up with blogging recently, and once again I’ve let weeks slip by without an update.  I miss … Continue reading September Project Updates: Super Speedy Quick Edition!

August Project Updates

 Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start–and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. Hello!  I’ve been MIA for awhile… life has been busy.  (Mostly good busy!)  Weekends have been full of barbecues, brunches, and house hunting.  Weeks have been … Continue reading August Project Updates

30 Days

Finally--the conclusion to my month-long blogging challenge!  It has been difficult at times, and certainly lived up to the word "challenge," but I somehow pulled it off!  (Well, if you count this post for June 30... which it isn't quite in my current timezone...) This has been an interesting month in many ways.  First, it … Continue reading 30 Days

May Project Updates: Promises Made…

Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start, and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. “SMART goals” are all the rage these days (goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound) but I’m more into DUMB goals—Daunting, Undefined, Meandering, … Continue reading May Project Updates: Promises Made…

March Project Updates: Upcoming Changes

Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start, and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. I hope it also makes for an entertaining or thought-provoking read! Is it March already? How did that happen??? My time in Singapore is … Continue reading March Project Updates: Upcoming Changes

February Project Updates: Lunar New Year Edition

Monthly Project Updates are a series I began to hold myself accountable for finishing the many projects I start, and to document the ups and downs I encounter along the way. I hope it also makes for an entertaining or thought-provoking read! Welcome to another Singapore edition of my Monthly Project Updates! Until I get … Continue reading February Project Updates: Lunar New Year Edition

The Roots of the Future Lie in the Past

I’ve been writing in fits and starts recently. This was partly due to distractions (mostly happy Chinese New Year related things!), but the bulk of my problems were caused by the fact that I couldn’t get my story straight. I’ve written before about how I let my characters drive my story and sometimes take it … Continue reading The Roots of the Future Lie in the Past