I miss the days when my friends had blogs; they wrote about their hobbies and projects and hikes, and each of those sites were as unique as the individual. Websites were clunky back then, yes, but they were far more interesting than the sterile corporate web we live with today. The web was actually a web back then, full of serendipitous links and surprising points of discovery. It could also be bizarre. Does anyone else remember Gonads and Strife? 😂 More
About Cheri Baker
Posts by Cheri Baker:
In the spirit of productivity, I’m going to reactivate an old habit of mine: blog posts that talk about my current projects, both professional and personal. More
Ever noticed how you can get in the mood for a particular type of story, and you read a big batch of them at once? That’s been me, lately. I’ve been enjoying the hell out of military sci-fi and military fantasy. And what’s not to love? Space battles? High-stakes adventure? Sword and Sorcery? Fights against evil? These types of stories almost always have a reluctant hero or heroine, fighting for a bigger cause than themselves, striving to do what’s right amidst impossible odds.
Here’s what I’ve been enjoying lately: More
Have you ever been depressed without realizing it? For the last six months, I’ve been telling myself that I was feeling a little low, or that I just needed more alone-time than usual. And I felt confused by the way the things that used to bring me pleasure felt hollow, and how I was irritated by the simple presence of other humans. But I didn’t believe it was a problem. It’s okay, I said to myself. Everyone has days like this. There’s no need to make a fuss.
Last week my mom asked if I’ve been writing, and I told her I haven’t been. Sure, I’d been putting in my hours at the desk, stirring sentences around like turds in a chamber pot, but I wouldn’t call that writing. It had been a while since writing felt like anything other than a slog, something I did out of sheer determination.
Thank God for moms, right? Her question made me curious, so I pulled out my paper journal and skimmed a year’s worth of entries. And what I saw surprised me. More
- A minimalist front page with books sortable by genre or series name.
- A blog with beautiful typography.
- Overall, a cleaner and simpler look.
I’ve been wanting to redo this site for a while now. Partly because I enjoy tweaking things, but also for a strategic reason: I plan to write in multiple genres. Once I figured that out, I knew I needed a site flexible enough to accommodate a wider variety of stories. I’m also interested in trying my hand at short stories, with some of them posted directly on my blog. So I have lots of plans is what I’m saying. 😊 More
Perhaps you’ll find something new to check out? More