The time has come (and is now, past due) to regale everyone with the Big Birthday adventure of 2015. It actually began in 1945, but I’m going to skip a few decades and get right to the celebration stuff. Negotiations, planning, arrangements, reservations for multiple plane flights, nearly did me in. I wanted to … More The Bountiful Birthday Blog
Spring is beginning to show its tender shoots, and walking with the canine triad is becoming more enjoyable, especially with the impressive amount of ballet and aerobics. (you are missing quite a sight.) I just got back from a walk and it made me think about springtime as a child. Where I grew up, there was … More Blogs, Books, and Blithering
The Blog Mistress chimes in. Again…. The results are in. Friday Jan.10th 2014 Results: Ann’s number is: 10 (the winner is Elizabeth Sims) Salem’s number is: 1 (the winner is Mary Anne Frett) (believe it or not, these were from random.org) Most interesting question: mesaraven’s question for Salem about how to attract knowledgeable readers to lesfic, etc. * … More Part Two of the Collaboration Cha-cha with McMan and West
My humble intro to this fun piece. Ann and Salem are dear friends as well as colleagues. We have shared hours of stories, laughter, and serious conversation about writing, publishing, and balancing it all. These women are remarkable and very talented, but I have no intention of violating their privacy and have tried to be … More The collaboration Dating Game with McMan and West
Here we are at the end of December already. Looking back I realize it’s been almost a month since my last blog. I had every intention of writing a long melodramatic saga about my trip to North Carolina… and my six days without luggage. Alas, most of the drama has leaked out of me. (Fortunately … More Friends are Family with Festivity
Just looked over my recent blog posts about everything BUT. There are reviews, recommendations, and caterpillars. Good Lord. Is that anyway to promote your work? Seriously? “If you were working for me, I’d fire you!” Sigh. Very true. Too much lack-luster and not enough spit-shine! So here goes. I’m a writer. Loud and Proud. A new career … More Whaddabout ME?
If I chose a simplistic overview, I’d speculate that some folks might guess that being a writer is kind of a hobby-like job. Dream up some idea, write it all down, tweak it so it looks and sounds about right, and send it off to a publisher. If one already has a contract–groovy! The editor … More A day, or several, in a writer’s life