I had the immense pleasure of attending the SFWA 2020 Nebulas Video Conference. Check my Twitter feed for everything I took part in. This panel however got me thinking. How does one decide identity? I asked in the panel chat but there were hundreds of people there so it didn't surprise me that they didn't … Continue reading Musing 05/31/20 The “Who and Where I Am: Rooting Writing in Identity and Place” Panel
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
I'll start by saying, "Wendy, you really need to learn how to use your camera phone!" https://youtu.be/dLdKU4JCYqg?t=4 Good morning, peeps! Yesterday I attended the First State Comic-con and of course had a good time. It was originally Big Brother, who is a HUGE comics fan. Props to Facebook calender's otherwise we may have missed it! … Continue reading First State Comic Con
I've been trying to get these videos and pictures online for two weeks now and finally I can show you what a fabulous time I had attending! I always give props and thanks to all the authors who attended, to Barnes and Noble and the organizers. Hopefully I'll be on the other side of one … Continue reading Romancing the Stacks presented by the Christiana Mall Barnes and Noble.
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!
While Big Brother and I were chilling for my #Birthday we binged watched episodes of #StarTrekDS9 and discovered a very interesting one called Far Beyond the Stars (recommended @AnneTibbets ) which involved another Captain Sisko vision-quest. <1> In this episode he is "an under-appreciated science fiction magazine writer in the 1950s America." (IMDB) Neither Big … Continue reading Mini Musing 10/18/19 – Reprint!
Wow, I haven't posted here since April. Life may find a way but it sometimes gets in the way! Sorry this won't be longer but I've been spending the last couple of months working on the special project I mentioned some time back. But because of everything that's been happening to me -- check my … Continue reading Mini-Musing 06/23/19
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
Author Judith Reveal I've made a discovery here in my lil ole' state. Today I attended a talk on Viewpoint vs. POV hosted by author Judith Reveal. Presented by the Delaware Writers Studio, I found it very informative because really I never thought there was a difference between the two. I took notes and some … Continue reading Delaware Writers Studio
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