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It was Bound to Happen

Hi, my name is Sìne and I like stationery. A lot. When we moved, I valiantly pared down and packed away my stationery supplies. It was a lot. I managed to fit most if it into one or two boxes. One or two boxes I have not seen in over a year. And about halfway… Continue reading It was Bound to Happen

publishing

Mistakes Were Made

But I always learned from them. It recently occurred to me that this May will be 5 years since The Spider's Web was first published with Torquere. That publisher folded six months after my first book was published, and I was never paid for it. I did get the rights back (obviously), but it got… Continue reading Mistakes Were Made

cats

Cat Update

Last week wasn't a great week at Chez KnotMagick. Wednesday, I was just about to make my breakfast when Ash informed me there was bloody stool in the litterbox. So we ran around catching cats and trying to figure out which one had left the deposit. It turned out Hermes was the culprit. Hermes is… Continue reading Cat Update

history

The First Female (Acting) President of the U.S.

If you've been over to my reading blog, then you probably know I am not a big fan of Woodrow Wilson. In fact, I would go so far as to rank him in my top five worst presidents we've ever had, and that is a pretty competitive list. But I'm not here to talk politics,… Continue reading The First Female (Acting) President of the U.S.

knitting

New Year WIPs

It's a short list at the moment, but I have started a few things since I finished my holiday projects. First, my reward for getting everything done: socks in Tsuki Mountain Fibers in the colorway Guardian. I've been eyeing this yarn for ages, and saving it for something special. It ended up being a bit… Continue reading New Year WIPs

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New Year Plans

I know I'm not the only one who hesitates to make any kind of big plans for this new year, considering just how ridiculously unpredictable things were in 2020. For example, I really want to go back to Steampunk Symposium in August, and I want to take a research trip to New England in the… Continue reading New Year Plans

holiday knitting

Knitmas Gifts

It's that time of year again, when knitters the world over anxiously ply their needles and all queries are met with a slightly panicked "Shh! I'm counting!" That's right, it's the Giftmas season, and as usual I didn't even think of my handmade gifts until the last possible moment. I had a general block on… Continue reading Knitmas Gifts

writing

Everybody’s a Critic

It's been a while since we talked agents and querying on this blog, hasn't it? I stopped querying about a year ago now. I just couldn't do it anymore. After years and years of rejection--hundreds of queries on multiple projects--I had to stop for the sake of my mental health. Despite having strong queries, I… Continue reading Everybody’s a Critic

history

Would this Kill me in the 1800s: Leprosy

Princess Mononoke, 1997. My first introduction to leprosy was through a Miyazaki film, Princess Mononoke, which I got on VHS in middle school and wore out through successive watchings. In the film, a town on the edge of the forest is a sanctuary for those otherwise ostracized by society. Among them, a group of lepers… Continue reading Would this Kill me in the 1800s: Leprosy

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Coming soon to a Patreon near you!

I'll be rolling out some changes to my Patreon in 2021. Currently, there are two levels, which will be staying the same: Shadows: $1/monthMy everlasting gratitudeAccess to weekly 1st draft chapters so you can see my writing process as it evolvesAdvance access to Would this Kill Me in the 1800s? and other history-oriented postsAccess to… Continue reading Coming soon to a Patreon near you!