Latest Musings

nanowrimo 2020 | surivival kit + rewards

November is closing in on us, fellow writers. Like I mentioned previously, part of my prep for NaNoWriMo is setting myself up with a so-called "survival kit" and planning out some rewards to keep me motivated as I go along--because no matter how exciting it can be to write a whole-ass novel, it can also be a slog, and those rewards will for sure help to keep me going on the days I feel stuck. Firstly, the survival kit: Wite-Out + … Read More

it’s just not my thing. (and that’s okay!)

I think I'm quitting YouTube. That's not the biggest revelation given that I've only made three videos, but after making a couple of podcast episodes and a time lapse, I'm not sure I love videography. The time lapse was probably the most fun I had of the three, and I do hope to make more of those as I improve, but the podcast--it just isn't my thing. Working in video a few times reminded me of how much I love (and prefer) writing and … Read More

preptober + nanowrimo 2020.

October 1. Preptober is here and that means we are now on a thirty-one-day countdown to NaNoWriMo 2020. If you were someone thinking, "Quarantine will give me all the time I need to write a novel," only to...not do it, allow me to recommend the mind numbing race to fifty-thousand words that is National Novel Writing Month. But first: Preptober. I might have been looking forward to this month even more than November--not just because it … Read More

dilettante.

I've been dabbling in photography off and on for years now. It's one of my eight million and one hobbies that I never quite seem to practice consistently, which I'm mostly okay with at this point. Maybe I should focus on just one to become exceptional, but I like dipping my toes in a little bit of everything. I don't have the attention span to focus on one. The only time this tendency becomes an issue is when I'm writing because I can't seem to … Read More

who do i write for?

I'll write for myself, whether anyone else reads it or not. But then—if I write something, then choose to submit it, or write something and choose to publish it, does that negate my declaration to write only for myself? Does writing for myself mean hiding it away in my hard drive forever? I mean, probably not. But it still feels a little disingenuous to claim I'm writing for myself only to put it out into the world after all. This is a … Read More

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Hi, I’m Sonya, and I’m a crafty cottage witch.

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