I took a short trip back to Barnes and Noble and again didn’t see anything new in the adult fantasy section but I decided to look at the YA Fantasy shelves. At first, I got the scare of my life when I couldn’t find them! I thought, “Are you shi***** me? You even got rid … Continue reading Mini-Musing 3/11/18 – YA Fantasy IS IN!
This is a big step for me. I had already started my new work, Gunslinger Witch, so I couldn’t do NaNoWriMo 2017, however like many of my fellow authors I did follow along. Tonight, I broke the 50K mark at 52,315! Go me. Now of course, many of my fellow authors have also reached this … Continue reading Mini-Musing 11/27/17 ~ I did it!
Well peeps, in about 12 days, I’ll be hitting a milestone birthday –that’s right, I’ll be um – 30. Forget what I said about being 33 last year. I’m taking a bit of a break from my current WIP, tentatively titled Gunslinger Witch, although my friend Robin says I should be careful it’s not confused … Continue reading Musing 10/16/17 – Are We Getting Too Old For This Sh**? Part 2 or: “So now blogs are obsolete?”
With all the Musings, I’ve been writing for the past few weeks you would think this would be easier. I’m considering letting my work go. It took me five years to write my work mainly due to life throwing all types of crap at me and I’ve actually gotten some positive feedback not to mention … Continue reading Mini-Musing: 09/17/17 ~ It’s Hard to Let Go
This Musing is actually going to handle a couple of subjects that are on my mind right now. I ask for your patience. If you haven’t already you may wish to read my two previous Musings which are companions to this one. Yesterday, I’m sitting in my car in the parking lot of a small … Continue reading Musing 9/12/17 ~ Are We Getting Too Old For This S***?
It’s called Diverse Voices, Own Voices or Marginalized Voices and more recently BAME – I just saw this for the first time yesterday so really, I don’t know how long this has been in use but if I’m using the right definition according to Acronymfinder.com it is, BLACK, ASIAN & MINORITY ETHNIC. It’s called many … Continue reading Musings 9/7/17: What Exactly is Diversity in Writing?
Wow! Two Musings in two days, that’s a record! First I want to say that I’m not trying to offend ANYONE with this post, certainly not people in the industry. Either way this may or may not get me into a situation but I just need to get this out of my system.Again, if you’ve … Continue reading Musing 8/29/17– May I Have A Word, Literary Agents?
I'm a big fan of the Nostalgia Critic! Well it’s sort of an off and on relationship. I gave him up a few times but came back. Why mention this? Because there is a question I was pondering concerning stories that are not quite well -- they're different and they seem to be the type … Continue reading Musing 08/28/17– Weird is the New Brilliant?
I recently became familiar with this term. I believe it’s important to spread the word. I’m going to research and learn as much as I can. Thanks to the author for such an insightful post.
“Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender” – Alice Walker.
Alice Walker, a poet and activist, who is mostly known for her award-winning book The Color Purple, coined the term Womanist in her 1983 book In Search of Our Mothers’ Garden: Womanist Prose. Walker defined a womanist as “Womanish, the opposite of girlish…Being grown up…A Black Feminist or Feminist of Color…A woman who loves other women, sexually and/or non-sexually. Appreciates and prefers women’s culture, women’s emotional flexibility (values tears as natural counterbalance of laughter), and women’s strength. Sometimes loves individual men, sexually and/or non-sexually”. The complete text of the definition can be seen here.
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Not too long ago, on my FaceBook page, I left a cryptic message saying I had made the hardest decision of my life. Well here’s the skinny on that. On July 17th, I requested a reversion of rights from Liquid Silver Books for Illusion of Night, Memory in Shadow and Soul Fires. Illusion of Night … Continue reading IMPORTANT PLEASE READ! CHANGES!
I really should stop reading publishing news. Seriously it hovers between annoying and depressing. Am I the only one who is beginning -- no have always thought -- that to be a successful author you must have lots of money to begin? I discovered yet another article where someone who self-published, now has a TV deal … Continue reading Musings 6/17/17