I’m feeling like I’m coming down with a bout of creativity. It is a great feeling. Brightness Calling is wrapping up nicely. I’ll be spending the next couple of days focusing on that. The new publishing date is September 30th. In my indie publishing world, where I hold the reins, books are like babies. You’ve got a … Continue reading Got a New Due Date for Episode Two—Just 10 days away!
These past two weeks have been more about business than about writing. Mr. Al and I are getting our ducks in a row which is a little easier than herding cats. Oh, there are several scenes banging away in my head, but they’re not out of my skull and that frustrates Moi. Fortunately, yesterday, between laundry … Continue reading This n’ That
The first time at any of these gi-normous conventions are slightly overwhelming. Bright Lights, Big Noise. But people are really nice. And happy. And enthusiastic with their opinions. The first thing I learned is you can’t do it all. So many workshops and events happening simultaneously. And, alas, I’ve not yet learned how to bi-locate, … Continue reading Worldcon Impressions From a First Timer
I’ve been a-broodin’ on this with respect to my writing and I’ve come to the conclusion some rules are gnarly little habits and deserve to be broken. It all started with my finding a critique partner. Yay! Fresh Eyes!! I’ve now got someone to look through my pre-edited drafts and point out my wordy habits. We’ve … Continue reading There are rules, and then there are RULES
Before I forget…HAPPY EASTER! Hope the Bunny brought you all sorts of numnums to nosh. I’m in What-A-Writer-Should-Do overwhelm and I was forced to give myself an intervention before I turned into George Jetson on his treadmill. Remember that old, Old, OLD cartoon? “Jane, how do I get off this crazy thing?” Yeah…I’ve got the … Continue reading Taking Care of Me
“I say, Watson, weren’t you supposed to be writing all week?” “I was, Mr. Holmes, but time just got out of control.” (I don’t know why Sherlock insists on calling me Watson. But, then, he calls everybody Watson…the paper boy, the mail man, the shop girl…everybody. I don’t think he’s very good with names. Unless … Continue reading The Case of the Missing Week
…writing a book series is fun to play with. It’s like juggling. Right now, I’m juggling with reworking Episode One (just got it back from my editor) and writing Episode Two. Working on them both kinda-sorta-simultaneously is helping me make that smooth transition between books, while insuring I maintain personality integrity with my characters. It’s fun, but … Continue reading I Gotta Admit…
Well, it’s been a week since I’ve been home and I’ve nestled back into my life. Got Kona coffee in my mug this morning with a little coconut sugar. Good to go, except below is not a view from my deck at home. Doing well, except for forgetting stuff like prescriptions and making dinner and … Continue reading What’s In Your Cuppa?
I’ve got one of those stubborn and rebellious Aquarian minds. Yep, I can be a bit contrary. AND it has annoyed me for sometime now, while browsing through the Amazon.com library, how many books are “first in a series.” “Another series!?” I ranted, “Ack!! There are too many series out there. What’s wrong with a good stand … Continue reading To Series or Not to Series?
Good Morning, Peeps! I called you all “Peepsies” the other day. Mr. Al took exception to being classified as a Peepsie. And, upon further pondering of the word, “Peepsie,” I decided that it does not really include the manly, nor the masculine, nor anyone over the age of three for that matter. As a result … Continue reading IMPORTS