Still waiting, but this is common for us writers. I’m not saying anything new. It’s tough, frustrating, but you keep at it. It’s the same for artists–I’m looking at YOU, Robin Brantley. But we keep going because we love what we do. Even when we want to quit. Even when we say we’re going to … Continue reading Musing 03/19/21 – Diverse Writers: Still a Long Way to Go.
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?
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?
As of a few days ago, I stopped watching Last Man Standing. Which is a shame because it's hilarious. I can enjoy a good sitcom but I tend to look at anything I watch from a writer's POV. It drives Big Brother crazy but he understands why. One of the daughters, Eve has become absolutely unlikable. … Continue reading Musing 11/7/18 – Likability in Your Characters.
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
I definitely need to go through my hundreds of books more often. I found more authors who’s books I either don’t recall reading (probably because I hadn’t) or books where their were sequels that I lost track of. But you know it’s like finding buried treasure. Yes, I have THAT MANY books and my TBR … Continue reading Mini-Musing 8/1/16–More Authors Found!
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
“A thing of beauty is a joy to behold!” I should be this a mini-musing because there isn’t too much going on. But what you see before you is the new Orange Dreamsicle Cheescake and the Barnes & Noble Café. I had a slice of this with a Caramel Frappuccino. Absolutely fabulous! As for … Continue reading Musing 04/27/14 ~ Nothing Really
OK, I’m trying out the Windows Live Service that’s comes with Windows 8 to see how well it works when I want to make a blog post. In fact I’m finding many interesting software choices that I haven’t tried yet. Since my chores are done for the night and I’ll be going to bed soon, … Continue reading Musings 12/29/13 ~ Queries and Changes