Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Fun

Summer summer summer SUMMER!

Woo, ape-friends! It's time for some fun before we jump into the deep end of the summer pool!

Not me, though. Cuz I can't swim

Let's go!









Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wednesday Weird: The Hessdalen Lights

Let's talk about lights in the sky.

Specifically the Hessdalen Lights, found in the (naturally) Hessdalen Valley in Norway.

For decades now, lights appear in the sky over the Hessdalen Valley. And no one knows what they are.

This has been happening since at least the 1940s. The lights start floating at or above ground level and they're often yellow or white but occasionally flash different colors. Sometimes the light will last in the air for longer than an hour. During the time span of 1981-1984 the lights were seen around 20 times a week, though now they've dropped off to about 20 times a year.

And it's not just regular people seeing these light. Science has straight up said they're real, they just don't know what they are.

There are plenty of theories, though, regarding the source of the lights.

Some scientists think the valley itself could be one giant battery. One wall of the valley is full of copper deposits and the other wall is full of zinc. The river a running through the valley contains sulfuric acid, which leaches into the water from a nearby sulfur mine. That's pretty much a battery right there. But no one's been able to prove it.

Another theory, and this one quite a bit scarier, is that the valley is actually highly radioactive with radon particles. These particles ride on dust until it's up in the atmosphere. Then the radon decays which produces the lights. There have been some tests that support this theory.

There are others as well, but really, no one knows what is causing the lights.

Thoughts or theories?

Monday, July 6, 2015

In Which There Will Be A Hiatus

As mentioned last week, I am super super busy right now.

And one of those busy reasons is because starting on Thursday is my MFA residency.  Which means no blog posts next week and probably the week after.

But I will have posts for the rest of this week, including a Wednesday Weird for tomorrow, so I hope you stop by!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday Fun

Weekends in the summer are the most important weekends of all, ape-friends!

That's right. I'm just walking on some summer grass

So let's make sure we start them off with some fun!









Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Insecure Writer's Support Group

First Wednesday of the month (first day of the month, actual) which means it's time for IWSG.

Co-hosts this week are Charity Bradford, S.A. Larsen, AJ, Tamara Narayan, Allison Gammons, and Tanya Miranda!

I feel a bit like a broken record. I think my last 3-5 IWSG posts have been pretty much the same. I'm worried about time.

I think this is the busiest I've ever been in my life. I'm working on book 2, I'm preparing to go into my last semester for my MFA, and I have to give a presentation on my Critical Thesis in two weeks.

A lot of this stuff has and end date of course. But, of course, then more things will crop up. Like, in a few weeks, I'm done with the presentation, but after that I'll have to start working on my Creative Thesis, which is my MG fantasy. Which, of course, is great! I love it and I'm excited to work on it.
But I still need to finish the draft of book 2, and that obviously has to take priority.

Still, though, once we're into fall, things should hopefully slow down a bit.

But then, of course, come winter I'll have the BOOK LAUNCH (eee!) for ASSASSIN'S HEART.

So I guess that means it's time to put my head down and get back to work. The only way out, as usual, is through.
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