DisArts and Mental Health

This year has been a roller coaster of awesome and awful. But the awesome is so far winning out! One thing that has been cool is how I’ve been able to virtually attend and participate in writers conferences, and another is being interviewed. Last week, Derek Newman-Stille asked me questions about DisArts, which is art …

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I’ve had a short work of nonfiction published in Wordgathering’s June 2020 edition!

Squee! To be perfectly honest, I am so shy and insecure about my nonfiction pieces. It's much easier for me to relay my truths through quirky aliens who eat cake and have space adventures. But a while back I wrote a piece about how I experience hearing. A true account of my relationship with sounds …

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CampNaNoWriMo Dashboard Results, Day 3: 7790/40,000 words

Won’t meet my Camp NaNoWriMo goal but will keeping writing!

Yeah, there's no way I'll make my 40K by April 30, 2020, but I'm really cool with that because I am still writing! Camp NaNoWriMo is motivating me to work on Iris and the Crew Tear Space a New One, and to date, I have four out of the 13 episodes drafted. Yay! (I wrote …

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Writing groups should be supportive, not a bunch of soul-crunching bullies.

Earlier this month, I saw this tweet from author Heather Carlson: https://twitter.com/Hezzah/status/1229071090821009411 My response was: https://twitter.com/CaitGAuthor/status/1229578290869886978 I've written before about gatekeepers who push the everyone-must rules. You know, like the infamous tripe, "You must write every day." Not only are those types of statements just plain wrong, they are also classist, ableist, and a whole …

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A Disabled/ Deaf/ Neurodiverse Crew Tears Space a New One

[Interim book cover concept.] I'm keeping the details of my new WIP close to my chest because I just want to immerse myself in crafting the first draft. However, I can say that this space opera promises to be a lot of fun. To date, I've mapped the "writing prompts" for each episode of Iris …

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Last weekend, I fell in love with Glad Day Bookshop!

If you’ve been following my Twitter posts for the past several weeks, you know how much I had been looking forward to launching The Stealth Lovers and Nothing Without Us at Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto. I’d heard amazing things about this bookstore for years from my author friends and was honoured Glad Day would …

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No More NaNoWriMo—I’m Calling ‘Self-Care’

Yup, I told you I have a staunch rule about NaNoWriMo: If I feel it's going to adversely affect my health, I'm going to stop. So, I'm stopping, but only the NaNo pace and schedule, not the writing. The good news is that even after only a few days, I'm exciting about writing Life in …

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Noola schooled me in ’Cosm. Xax did in The Stealth Lovers!

I feel my characters in these microcosms are always trying to tell me something about myself. When I was drafting Life in the ’Cosm, I was #DisabledAndAlone, so not in community with other Disabled folks. I was frightened, completely unsure about my future. I had been a runner and worked out regularly. Then fibromyalgia pummeled …

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NaNoWriMo 2019: I’m taking the plunge again!

Wheee! I know I've been boinging between which one of my WIPs I should work on since completing The Stealth Lovers, but I've made a decision for NaNoWriMo 2019. It's time to go back and finish the sequel to Life in the ’Cosm. Yup, Life in Another ’Cosm: Jinny from the Blog will be my …

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Masking: The Fine Art of Faking Being Neurotypical

I’m autistic. You don’t know how freeing it is to write that. Every single time I do, I feel like a little more of that burden I’ve been carrying for decades is being lifted off my shoulders. I’m one of those cases (as happens to many autistic cisgender women) where I only discovered this last …

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