From Renée’s Desk

Writing, Rewriting, Those Endless Summer Days & The Rude Return of Fall

I haven’t written a blog in a while, but I promise there is actual writing-related content buried in here. Just let me wax poetic about the seasons first, real quick (…and if you don’t have the time and you know what you’re here for, I’ll throw a little header over the writing bit, so you… Continue reading Writing, Rewriting, Those Endless Summer Days & The Rude Return of Fall

A Love Letter to the Library, Fan Fiction & Romance Authors, and Friends in a Pandemic

I had a more serious post planned for my Feb wrap-up but I decided to bump it to the end of March because it’ll keep. Right now the ice in the river is breaking up, the snow is melting into slush, and the birds are out fighting the squirrels just for sheer joy of having… Continue reading A Love Letter to the Library, Fan Fiction & Romance Authors, and Friends in a Pandemic

That’s a Wrap on 2020

There’s nothing I can say about 2020 that hasn’t been said already. It was a fever dream, a shitshow, a mess and a disaster rolled into a ballistic taco and set on fire. Personally, I careened into 2020 still coasting on the wreckage of 2019, which was a difficult and painful year for me. After… Continue reading That’s a Wrap on 2020

A picture from one end of my office, where my Christmas cacti are enjoying the sunny windowsill and my guitar is leaning against the wall underneath a dry erase-drawn version of the 8-point story wheel.

Ready or Not

The world is reopening and I’m not ready. We’ve been in semi-lockdown and quarantine for the last two and a half months. Not a full lockdown/quarantine, because Alberta’s number of active cases remained relatively low. Masks were introduced late and always as ‘optional’. There are no checkpoints in our neighbourhoods. Outdoor gatherings of up to… Continue reading Ready or Not


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