More Than I've Been

Life and Writing in Forward Motion


July 2016


Hi everybody! *clears throat nervously* So this is my big announcement. My biggest news yet since STARTING THE BLOG. I know it's taken me a while to actually get up here and tell you, but waiting just builds the anticipation... Continue Reading →


The Dragon Pendant // Chapter 7: Kyho Twon

{Where we last left our heroes: Ebony decided to go to the wizards to try and track down Coriarkin. On the way, she met a strange creature called a Remling who introduced herself as Grelka} Chapter 7: Kyho Twon Ebony... Continue Reading →

Monday Meme #45

Okay, so this one has backstory. My dad was fertilizing the lawn with a drop spreader, and my brother saw him doing it in passing. He was like "I thought for a minute Daddy was mowing the lawn, but I... Continue Reading →

Three Little Clays

I dug up this old short story thing I wrote five years ago (eep!) and decided to share it with you. It also is mightily pompous, because that's how I wrote back then, and also because I was deliberately channeling... Continue Reading →

The Dragon Pendant // Chapter 6: Grelka

{Where we last left our heroes: Ebony spoke with the priest, Yota, and learned that Ohbi Whan was dead and no one knew where Coriarkin (her father's old friend and an expert on Gates)was... except perhaps the wizards} Chapter 6:... Continue Reading →

Monday Meme #44

- Pico Lyer, from his TED talk "Where is home?". 

The Dragon Pendant // Chapter 5: When the Stars Dance

{Where we last left our heroes: Ebony just met with Karliah, leader of the Old Covenant, and learned from her that the Covenant (and supposedly the Dominion, the wizard's group) planned and hoped to take over earth.} Chapter 5: When... Continue Reading →

Grains of Rice

Remember the Rice Grain Project? Now, a little more than a year later, I still remember doing this and what it taught me. Let’s stroll down memory lane together, shall we?

More Than I've Been

Have you ever felt like a grain of rice? Small, invisible, swept away in a crowd of others with no one to notice?

Rice Bowl 2

I know you’re thinking, “Kat’s got serious” or “Kat’s cracked”… either works, I guess.

I’m like that one, up in the left-hand corner, just below the one that’s at a funky tilt and next to the 3 stuck in a sort of triangle. What, you can’t tell which one it is? Oh…

That feels like my life.

Really, though, I know I’m not the only one. I’ve heard it so many times, “I feel like a grain of sand” or “I’m just one atom out of the trillions in this room” (from the geeks) or “I’m one little brush stroke on the great canvas that is the world” (from the artists) or “I’m just dirt” (brutally frank without bothering with creativity).

And I’m so sorry.

Because we…

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Monday Meme #43

A quote from The Wanderer's Fate, a teaser for sometime when I'll share that series. 😉

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