I have in mind a blog post on the vagaries, necessities, and nuisances of "genre" in writing (or, more particularly, publishing)…but I also need to get a lot of work done on Book 3 today, so that post will have to wait. But I'm excited to have this new blog location, so the temptation to… Continue reading Genre Musings (more to come) plus Chapter Excerpt: The Stone of Shadows
I am in the process of writing the third book in my series, The Wheel of the Year, and of moving (or at least trying out) my blog from Blogger to WordPress. It's a design thing, mostly, plus one of interface and features. It's not like Blogger has been horrible. I've enjoyed it for many… Continue reading Welcome
Over at Chuck Wendig's super-active blog, he made a great (timely) post about how this constant checking of mobile phones that so many of us do is causing us to check out of our lives. I wrote in a comment that, perhaps, got a bit off track, or what have you. But it felt wonderful to write, and… Continue reading A Comment Made Elsewhere, But Here with Photo
Chuck Wendig (author and author guru) posted another challenge at his website, Terrible Minds, and it sounded…well, not exactly like fun in the way of the previous one…but fun in an important, know thyself sort of way. And so here it is: 1,000 words (exactly!) Why do I write? I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have some sort of writing implement… Continue reading Flash Fiction Challenge: Why I Write
Aargh. Okay. So, there is yet another flare-up on the internet—more specifically blogs and Twitter and probably Facebook and maybe Goodreads and Kindle Boards and even Snap-whatzit and Insta-whosey and that other site that people link to and it’s usually a thing linked from some other thing that takes you to some other thing. Anyway.… Continue reading Many, Many Words…Because Internet.
Computers make everything : easier / faster / better. Except when they don't. There's a : program / script / button : for that. Except when nobody thought to make one to do the thing you need. Or there used to be, but someone: bought the program and made alterations with no consideration for its… Continue reading Animation in the Computer Age
1. Life is not fair (Especially in Public School) 2. You've got to be fast (Told to me after a screen door slammed shut on my hand) 3. Always check the oven before you pre-heat (Because something might be in there already. For my mother, it was Tupperware. For a friend of mine, it was… Continue reading Rules to Live By (or, Things My Mother Has Taught Me)