We got tickets for Les Misérables nearly a year ago. I've been shaking with excitement, twirling and dancing through the streets, ever since. Okay, maybe not like that. But you get the point, right? I was salivating. I can't remember the last time I saw a musical. Not this large a production, since having children.… Continue reading Les Miserables 2018
This bundle took me by surprise. I had to do a double take. The sunlight wasn't hitting a certain way to make the petals glitter. It was visible no matter the angle. I even felt the petals to make sure the blossoms were real, and they were. I walked away stumped, having never seen glittery… Continue reading Glitter
A good friend, the kiddos, and I were at the Butterfly Pavilion this afternoon, when I stared at a dead leaf butterfly and experienced an epiphany. I had confessed recently to you about my dreading, grudging attitude toward writing my synopsis and query. You can review it here: Whimpering. That problem isn't anyone's but mine.… Continue reading Spreading My Wings
I'm not here to talk about my personal occupational woes. Not that I don't have a thing or two to say about getting half the pay for the same amount of work others do, receiving no benefits, all while having little time off and raising a family. Rather, within the last five days, I've walked… Continue reading “Just” a Job
Sulking in a corner was out of the question. If I'm to be honest, I've thought about it. Could I get away with sobbing? How about weeping? I don't really have time to be pathetic and, well, ugly. I completed the manuscript for the first book in the series almost three weeks ago. It's… Continue reading Whimpering
These are some of the books I'd like to read, in no particular order: V. E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic. Victor Hugo's Les Misérables Lisa See's Shanghai Girls Gregory Maguire's Wicked Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera Donald Maass's The Emotional Craft of Fiction Jessica Shattuck's The Women in the Castle Nancy Rue's The Reluctant Prophet Clarissa Pinkola… Continue reading Current Readings
Lily Chang © 2018 I am beside myself with excitement. My creative muse is still teeming with exuberance. Saturday, I experienced and enjoyed Les Misérables. The music. The lyrics. The amazing voices. The robust, complicated characters. Stunning, revolving and moving sets. The gifts and talents, brilliance, cooperation, and joint effort involved in making such a… Continue reading Les Miserables!