I'm not really back to a normal posting schedule (don't know if/when I ever will be), but I have a small writerly progress update to share. During the midpoint of last year, I finished the first draft of Cliche and sent it off to some wonderful beta-readers. That was an exciting learning experience, and I'm … Continue reading Early 2018 Progress Update: Cliche, Beta-Readers Wanted (Again)!
https://twitter.com/emcheeseman/status/889536314323939328 I go through extreme phases of burnout and momentum as illustrated above. I wouldn't have been able to explain it as succinctly (or artistically) as Emily has done. At this moment, however, I'm going through a writerly do-nothing period. I had a momentum burst to work on After the Fall not long after finishing … Continue reading The Creativity Cycle as Illustrated by Emily Cheeseman (Twitter)
Hey there! This is present-day Allison writing to you on 10/8/2017, for reals. I have a small buffer of scheduled posts waiting to go up until approximately the end of this month. Truth be told, this blog has been running on scheduled posts since the spring. With my current schedule, I simply don't have time … Continue reading Real-time update
Something I'm sure you've all noticed and that I'm definitely self-conscious about is the nature of my poems. I rarely write happy poetry, or poetry that is remotely positive. I feel self-conscious because I worry my poetry may be hurtful to others who struggle with their own negative emotions. Well, poetry is cathartic for me. … Continue reading Why are my poems always so depressing?
Earlier this year, I blogged about how two of my friends, on opposite sides of the Author-Fan relationship spectrum, had interesting experiences. One of my friends was slighted by an author who took her criticism out of context; the other is a creator who's had to deal with an overly attached young fan. In recent … Continue reading Authors & Fans, Part II
I have good news: I've been on a roll with writing After the Fall. From May to August 2016, I'd managed to churn out several chapters in quick succession. It was an intense and exciting time, and I was hoping to finish the story before a certain significant milestone in my life. Unfortunately, that didn't … Continue reading Progress on After the Fall
While I was going about my day, I had an inkling of a potential subplot for the Cliche story arc. That story arc would be inspired by a darker part of my writing life, the part I've alluded to in poems and more explicitly in the sound art track on my poetry EP. To respect … Continue reading Recovery and writing about it? (Not yet.)