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?
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
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?
Author Hillary Jordan I wanted to do this before I got too tired. Author events and more SWAG! Yesterday I attended An Evening With Hillary Jordan presented by New Castle County Reads 2019. Bravo and props to Ms. Jordan for her brilliant lecture. Yes, many people said she was brilliant! I said it too, but … Continue reading 4/11/19 ~ An Evening With Hillary Jordan
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?
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
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!