I read more books than you'll credit possible this year (more than 300). Like last year, I'll share the ten fiction and ten non-fiction books I got the most out of. Fiction: The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden - Russian fairytale-esque fantasy. I felt right cold reading it, as is proper for a … Continue reading Books Read in 2018
“Hi, class! How are you today?” “Teacher, I'm tired.” “Hi, tired! I'm Kelsey!” Yes, yes. Poor me, I know. Moan, moan, moan. There! It's out of my system, for now. Moving on. Here's what's been going on with me this past month: I did Nanowrimo - winning, but producing unpublishable dreck in the process. While … Continue reading (PSA) What is Sleep? Baby Don’t Hurt Me
Hey, fellow kids! Like many of the 'happening' crowd, I am writing a Nanowrimo novel this month! This, you will agree, is very radical. For this month, I will make history haiku posts (or something comparably delightful and/or informative) five times a week. It's not cool to gamble, but I'd wager on seeing new content … Continue reading (PSA) I am writing a Nanowrimo novel.
Flipping dead people. I've got a blog post to write! Stop being complex. I've every intention of completing Ehler's Choice Week, but Rommel is tripping me up. He's going to require a bit more thought, given the amount of historical controversy surrounding him. That's been a problem with the history haiku posts lately - they've … Continue reading (PSA) Would-be Millenial Writer Whines About How Things Are Hard
Dreaming of the day Where I'll be fully goddamned Rested for a change I'm still struggling to have a full night's sleep. Even on weekends, I can't seem to accomplish this. My eyes are heavy, my brains are mush. I'm going to have a cup of chamomile and attempt to have an early night. Will … Continue reading What is ‘Sleep’?
Punchable German In dorm won't fucking shut it. Words scatter to winds. Not punchable because he's German, but he's German and he's punchable and he won't. Stop. Skyping his girlfriend for hours at a stretch, multiple times per day, in the sleeping area. This, combined with my two-days old headache, means I'm skipping tonight. PS: … Continue reading ‘This Close to Murder’ Haiku
Heart races, gut churns. Whether panic or sickness, No history post. Really sorry to do this, but right now, I'm trying to discern if I'll be vomiting tonight or not. Sacrifice a chicken for me and make a nice soup from it.
TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Kelsey Ehler, an ESL teacher and wannabe writer, is begging for cash through social media channels. Said Ehler, "I'm starting my new job soon, but it's going to be another month before I see my first paycheck. I tallied up my money, annnnd..." She took a deep breath and continued. "Yeah. Yeah. … Continue reading Special Report: Wannabe Writer Begs For Cash
Hey, guys! I've started to revamp my Patreon page. Go have a look at the new reward tiers and if you're so inclined, become a patron!Edit: I've added goals. Get me to ten patrons, each patron will get a personal haiku. Pledge as little as $1 a month!http://patreon.com/kelsini
This is the 201st post. That's something to feel good about. First thing's first: I'll be continuing the daily haiku. Second thing's second: those fake news articles are way, way, way more popular than anything else I post. My focus must consequently shift to them. I am currently working on a separate site for historical … Continue reading (PSA) State of the Blog Address