I had the immense pleasure of attending the SFWA 2020 Nebulas Video Conference. Check my Twitter feed for everything I took part in. This panel however got me thinking. How does one decide identity? I asked in the panel chat but there were hundreds of people there so it didn't surprise me that they didn't … Continue reading Musing 05/31/20 The “Who and Where I Am: Rooting Writing in Identity and Place” Panel
After many days of headaches and worries, my 9 to 5 finally allowed us to Work From Home (WFH). Don't get me wrong, I'm still worried, but not as as much. I worried about my Big Brother, who had Type 2. I'm calmer now and having to stay in. Since our governor just dropped the … Continue reading The Publishing Industry and COVID19
I seriously love being a writer! Sure, sometimes I gripe and complain and feel like giving up but that's all of us. I really love placing words on paper -- or more accurately now a computer screen! Today I had the pleasure of attending the Fantasy Panel and Book Signing at Barnes and Noble in … Continue reading Fantasy Panel and Book Signing at Barnes & Noble
Literary Agents, you’re all fabulous. Seriously, we writers greatly appreciate you! We appreciate the way you weave your magic with publishers and make certain we get the best deals, lots of exposure and an over-allsense of well-being. However… There’s one thing that’s been both puzzling and frustrating to me. How come you never call? Or … Continue reading Musing ~ 12/1/18: The Importance of Being Receptive
...Or, "If I can do it the hard way, why can't you?" I know it's been awhile since I posted here. But it's been one of those, life gets in the way, kind of years. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you'll know I was downsized from my job of ten years in … Continue reading Musing 11/5/18 ~ Follow the Rules!
I’m sitting here doing homework, and am doing all right in this course so far – Rhetoric and Critical Thinking – another class I’ll likely ace. Oh yes, A- in my Literature class but was anyone really surprised by that? Not me! Anyway, I’m sitting here thinking of shutting everything down. Just not updating my … Continue reading Mini-Musing 12/8/16
So I’m cleaning my office today, despite being on stay-cation. Trust me, it’s messy and needs it. Now last time I did this I mentioned on Facebook that I came across some books I don’t recall purchasing and/or reading. I guess it happens when you have almost 400 books in your office alone and keep … Continue reading Mini-Musing –This is a Scary Business
First off, have a great Memorial Day everyone and remember to take the time to honor the brave men and women who protect our freedoms! I have an important article posted on my Facebook page but here is it again: Memorial Day 2016: In defense of memorials to our military heroes. Read it and look … Continue reading Musing 5/30/16–OK, so I bent the rules a bit.
And now I'd like to welcome back my dear friend and author Kelli Riffle! Kelli talks about geography in a novel among other things that all writers need to pay attention to. Thanks again Kelli! I know how bad writers tend to NEED to jump right in and start something they want to do. Then, … Continue reading GUEST POST ~ AUTHOR KELLI RIFFLE