author * dreamer * creator

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere." ~ Carl Sagan

NaNoWriMo

November is NaNoWriMo, a month for writing a novel. I won’t be keeping track on the official website as I missed four days, but I have written each day and will continue to crank out words until the end of this month. My goal is 70k words. So far, I’ve done 5k. Which means I will be picking up the… Read more →

Me and PTSD

On September 22, as my birthday bell chimes annoyingly loud, screaming that I’ve reached my next year of life, I will have more to celebrate than just my day of birth. It was around this time last year when a friend of mine, in a very nice way, said, “Sorry, Alaina, but this sounds like PTSD.” At first, I was… Read more →

My Writing Process

As Much as I would love to say that I sit down and brainstorm, then create a world, then outline before finally beginning, I don’t do that. It has been suggested that I write a chapter -1, then 0, then the first actual chapter in the novel, but even that hasn’t worked for me. The best way for me is… Read more →

What We Create

There comes a time when the thought, I just need to walk away, enters my head and runs amuck. It can happen with anything. It might be with a person, an employer, something I’m trying to create, it doesn’t matter the cause, because the result is the same. I question myself and my abilities. Don’t get me wrong, walking away from… Read more →