We've all heard it. Genre writers, in various forms or another. "Why don't you write something serious?" "Why don't you write a real book?" "Fantasy (science-fiction, horror, romance...) isn't real writing." Even with all the genre fiction being made into movies and TV out there, you still have people asking these questions. Recently, The Neverending … Continue reading Mini-Musing 8/27/21
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?
My wonderful, beautiful peeps! I've waited decades for this day! I am —pleased? Ecstatic? Going completely insane with happiness? All three! As of today, I have signed with and am now represented by Anne Tibbets of the D4EO Literary Agency Donald Maass Literary Agency! Dance with me! And when I say, decades, I mean DECADES! … Continue reading I HAVE AN AGENT!
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?
You may have seen my recent postings on social media about how I’ve been feeling frustrated and antsy lately about my writing. I included an article about how it was OK to feel jealous, angry, or bummed. I’ve had an article up all day, published June of last year, where a writer describes his journey … Continue reading Mini-Musing 1/26/19 ~ The Frustration of Being an Author
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?
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
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?