Is the industry dying? Are people just not reading anymore? Are we fighting an uphill battle? Never start your work with questions. But I’m sure my fellow writing peeps have noticed YA Imprints are being dropped and jobs go with these decisions. I feel bad about it all. I was listening to a recent episode … Continue reading Did COVID-19 Kill the Publishing Star?
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
While Big Brother and I were chilling for my #Birthday we binged watched episodes of #StarTrekDS9 and discovered a very interesting one called Far Beyond the Stars (recommended @AnneTibbets ) which involved another Captain Sisko vision-quest. <1> In this episode he is "an under-appreciated science fiction magazine writer in the 1950s America." (IMDB) Neither Big … Continue reading Mini Musing 10/18/19 – Reprint!
A while back I wrote a blog post referencing a video by the Nostalgia Critic asking the question, is weird the new good? https://authorwasimpsonblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/musing-082817-weird-is-the-new-brilliant/ The question recently came to my mind again by way of an article on the Barnes and Noble site, Science-Fiction/Fantasy Blog of 7 Impossible Fantasy Cities Worth the Visit by Sam … Continue reading Mini-Musing 4/13/19 ~ Should I Embrace The Weird?
I thought long and hard about writing a blog post concerning the situation with Kathleen Hale. I tried for hours, after thinking of what I wanted to say at work but when I got home, I thought, “This won’t make a damn bit of difference.” I’ve written various blog posts asking authors to NOT DO … Continue reading Mini- Musing 01/04/19 – Kathleen Hale and what’s the point?
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 mentioned on Facebook that I received a grant that would enable to attend the The 2018 Philadelphia Writer's Workshop. Gunslinger Witch is what I presented to them. I love all of my works but this one is special because it is unlike anything else I've written in the past. I'm hoping to be able … Continue reading Individual Artist Grant
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!