Thanks to some very convincing friends, I am currently obsessed with Stardew Valley. Stardew Valley is an American farming simulator influenced heavily by Harvest Moon, a popular Japanese farming sim that I grew up playing. Players can grow crops, raise animals, explore caves, make friends, and - most importantly - romance one of twelve marriage… Continue reading Stardew Valley Vibe Check: Judging the romance options
OBVIOUSLY I'M DOING THE EVERMORE BOOK TAG. WHAT KIND OF SWIFTIE DO YOU THINK I AM? I found this tag on Astral Books. The creator linked to other evermore tags, so now I have a TON OF EVERMORE-RELATED CONTENT TO WORK ON! HOORAY! Rules: Link back to the original creator’s post: Ahaana’s at Windows to WorldsTag… Continue reading evermore book tag: the first of many
I had to make use of the eggs and butter in my fridge, so tonight I'm baking for the first time all season. And, to honor the holy rite of seasonal baking, I'm doing the Christmas stocking tag. (I stole this idea from Mel's 12 Days of Blogmas. Read her post and check out her queer… Continue reading The Christmas Stocking Book Tag
In the past few days, I've written just over 5,000 words for my rough draft. Per the website, I should be at 10,000. Here's the deal: I. Am. Struggling. And, in true 4-on-the-enneagram fashion, I've been moping about it. Why was this so much easier when I was in college? Since when am I concerned… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update: Day 6
This is not an advice post. I've been thinking about my creative process since a fallout with a writing partner in 2016. I come to most writing advice with the question, "Is this something that works for me?" Though my process for fiction is a bit different, this post covers how I write most of… Continue reading How I Blog: My Creative Process
I have books from childhood that I love and books that I constantly reread. This list consists of books that have impacted my actual life in big ways. On my spiritual health I read A Woman's Place by Katelyn Beaty and Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey while wrestling with mixed messages from the church regarding women. As much as I hated… Continue reading Lauren’s Go-To Reads: Actual Influences
I think about these books constantly. I press them on good friends, whispering, "This book ruined my life." I read them to stave off anxiety attacks and cure bad moods.
These aren't long-time favorites that I've collected throughout my life, but more recent volumes that I've read over the last two years. These are the stories I need right now, the ones that reassure me I'm on the right track.