I have been able to get some steady work done on writing this week. That's a nice improvement from all of last year, where I got very little done. I have gotten through a first read-through and revision on all twenty-four of the short short stories. That was one of the big goals for this … Continue reading More Writing Getting Done
There is a definite nip to the air most days now. Not that I am complaining, mind you. Much as I like warm weather and dislike the really cold, this has been, overall, a not that great summer. It was either hot and humid, or raining, or both. So, now that we are seeing some … Continue reading Fall Is Definitely in the Air
It snowed a bit yesterday. The depth on the deck is about a food. I haven't measured out back on the ground. It started mid-afternoon yesterday and ended sometime last night. It was also quite windy, so the stuff was blowing all over. There were periods where the accumulation was in inches per hour. Made … Continue reading We Can Has Snow!
Summer Sale!! During the month of July, all my books and stories will be on sale at Smashwords. Three, including the first two stories in my urban fantasy series, The Yo-Yo Files, are free. My short fantasy collection is half off, as is my latest sci-fi novel, Two's Company. My first novel, Circle Unbroken, is at even more of a discount. Ebooks are … Continue reading Wednesday On Writing: Edit as You Go, or No?
Easter is upon us. This coming Sunday, in fact. I always think of Easter as the beginning of Spring. I suppose it's partly because at the time I grew up, Easter was when you got your new Spring dress, shoes, and coat. Oh, and the hat. Can't forget the hat! Things have changed now and … Continue reading Monday Musings: Here Comes Peter Cottontail
For many authors, whether traditional or independently published, pitching is a difficult part of what we do. Pitching isn't exclusive to publishing, of course, but for our purposes, I will limit this post to how it relates to authors. When you pitch your book, you are essentially selling it- to an agent, a publisher, a … Continue reading Monday Musings: Pitch That
It's the end of the year- well, almost. I have finished and overshot my reading goal for this year, so I have slowed down on that a bit, and am catching up on some things I've needed to, so book reviews are going to be a bit sparse from now until next year. What I … Continue reading Friday Review: Let’s Look at NaNoWriMo, Shall We?
Of course, that is a quote from Jimmy Buffett's Mañana, but it sure is appropriate these days. It's past the middle of March, and this morning when I came downstairs, the weather station was reading 11 degrees with a "feels like" temperature of 4. That's just not fair to those of us who muster our way through … Continue reading Monday Musings: It’s So God-damn Cold, It’s Gonna Snow Until June
I am writing this on Saturday, which is April 1, and, at least here in the US, is known as April Fools Day. It's a day when people play (harmless) pranks on others to make them seem gullible. It is all in good fun, although, yes. there are times when people take things too far. … Continue reading Monday Musings: April Fool!