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
It's been quite a fight since I started this journey back when I was a girl of 14 years old. I suffered disappointments and setbacks. Sometimes I wanted to quit, but you know what...? IT WAS WORTH IT! You may have seen on my social media accounts, the news I have been waiting for, for … Continue reading Offer of Publication: Tinderbox!
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?
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