Ending Up In A BuzzFeed Article - Writing Excerpt

It's a thin line to keeping your safety yours and contained and having freedom of expression.

A line I hope we can solidify soon.

This ordeal has left me feeling creeped out, surveyed, and scared of losing my job (something no one should ever have to deal with).

I'm glad I didn't give into the 'internet fame' mentality that blankets our internet-generation now (I did gain a slew of new Instagram followers thanks to the article, but that doesn't really mean anything in the real world). Sure it may translate to book sales in the future (huge may), but it doesn't really help my present where I have to work for a living and I'm actually excited about my job.

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When One Chapter Ends...

I've recently taken some necessary steps to turn the next page or chapter of my life if you will, and as such I feel so much more refreshed, focused, and hmm...very much like a writer.

That writing part of myself was stamped down until recently, wallowing beneath some sort of veil I couldn't lift over excruciatingly tired eyes. I was exhausted, mentally more than physically.

But I didn't really know how depressed I was until I had a turning point, realizing where I was in my life wasn't where I needed to be for happiness sake. 

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Updates & Fuck Ups (Writing Them That Is)

As you can see, if you kindly click here, I've updated my Home Page. Added more information on my latest (and only) book out for consumption, and detailed that its to be a full-length novel. Long time readers will know that The Rather Depressing Tales of Patricia Lauren Bordeaux is a love work of mine, and although I've been on Chapter 1 for a very long time (how many years has it been?), I know once my contractual obligations are up to Permuted, I'm going to jump all over it like a Vampire jumping at a-

No, I lost the plot.

Anywho, I'm busy sitting here, staring at my screen, wondering what else I can do, that, for some reason, isn't writing. When that's the one thing I know I should be doing. Funny how that works at times, hm?

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I've Been Through A Lot Recently

Whatever happen I know to keep my head up, and stay positive. Get to one thing at a time, and especially to not stress.

Better things are coming to me, I can feel it.  

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fbnotificationsSo you know that pesky Facebook change that's coming at the dawn of the new year? No? Well, it's a little thing that reduces visibility on Facebook Pages, like mine above, and well...everyone who has a Facebook Page for their business. It sucks for a few reasons. One of 'em is that, we already can't get our posts we DO posts on there visible to all of the people that have 'liked' our page (we have to pay for further visibility to really get anyone interested in our content), and they decided to make it so you have to click a little button, even if you've already liked the page, to 'Get Notifications.'

I've given you guys a screenshot of this to help you see what it's like. So go, I implore you, go forth and click those buttons on all the pages you have 'liked,' that is, if you want content. And you do want content from us right?

You especially do for me, because this upcoming year promises to be a busy year for me.

After all, there are only


I mean, that's a pretty big deal. It's been about three years since I self-published The Dark World: A Delacroix Novel, and to now have signed a contract with Permuted Press for all five books, it's astounding how much can change in as little as a year.

To further that thought, I went on an interview for Weinstein Books recently for an internship.

It was amazing being in that office, for starters, and I should hear back from them (after doing a little work for them) in the first week of January or sooner. (Hopefully sooner.)

In other news, I had an amazing writing streak yesterday, where I clocked in two chapters of The Two Swords, writing the whole entire day, only stopping for food and other things. It was glorious.

Today, of course, as equilibrium would have it, the ideas have left me and I don't want to think about writing, let alone look at the story, so of course, I took to Instagram.

I had to stop by the DMV after dropping my boyfriend, Alfred, off to work. I'll admit, I was dreading it, wanting to put it off for another day because the DMV is known for being horrible in every aspect. Wait times, rude people...etc.

Surpringly, within minutes of sitting down, they called my number:

dmvand I, flummoxed as I was, looked around for my booth, took my eye exam, renewed my license, and left.

dmv2I'd never been out of there so fast.

Needless to say I was quite happy to have the rest of the day to myself.

So this










And not to be outdone, Sage had to get in on the mindless videos:


Currently watching The Good Wife (I'm kind of obsessed), and laying on the couch in a lipsticked-slump of numbness.

What are you up to?

With blood and love,



My Anxiety and General Sensitivity

My Anxiety and General Sensitivity

has been in full swing lately. It’s all I can do to stop thinking and remain calm, focused on only what I can control. It’s that impending ‘something wrong and bad’ is going to happen feeling - and then it does, and it just repeats and repeats and keeps happening over and over again.

I’m being positive as it is, just needed to slightly vent, I suppose.

Also, finding solace in laundry, household events, and cleaning where I can.

And taking care of myself.

Life is change, that’s what I have to keep reminding myself.

Life is change.

Losing myself in writing The Two Swords, by the way. This will easily be my favorite book in the series.

Keep your bite,