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Mini-Musing 4/13/19 ~ Should I Embrace The Weird?

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?

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Fantasy Panel and Book Signing at Barnes & Noble

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

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Musing 11/5/18 ~ Follow the Rules!

...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!

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Mini-Musing 11/27/17 ~ I did it!

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!

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Musing 10/16/17 – Are We Getting Too Old For This Sh**? Part 2 or: “So now blogs are obsolete?”

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?”