Hello. Did you miss me?

So I’m not dead. Nor have I quit blogging. A dragon still hasn’t swept down and decimated my suburban village, I didn’t disappear into the void or get lost trying to find my way out of hallways stacked full of books. Just thought you might like to know. I meant to post. Regularly. Often. I’veContinue reading “Hello. Did you miss me?”

Submitting a Short Story!/Random 1:00 a.m. Ramble

So here I was again, on the Writers of the Future page, all set to submit my short story for this quarter…
…with two minutes before the quarter ends, checking all the boxes and hoping AutoFill didn’t misspell my name and my formatting is correct because no time to check it now–

Life, the Universe, and Everything Symposium 2021 (Part II)

What could possibly be better than sitting snuggled up in a warm sweater with a pile of pillows attending LTUE panels with my fellow nerds as fluffy snow covers everything outside? Okay, maybe it didn’t have to be about -2° (about -18° for Ye Celsius Users) outside making my hands so dry that my knucklesContinue reading “Life, the Universe, and Everything Symposium 2021 (Part II)”

Life, the Universe and Everything 2021 (Writing Con!!!)

Okay, so Sunday I found out about this online con, and I’m freaking out a little bit because I know it’s going to be awesome. I need to back up a little bit. Life, the Universe and Everything Symposium is a convention for writers, artists, gamers, and filmmakers–storytellers of any type. And this year, dueContinue reading “Life, the Universe and Everything 2021 (Writing Con!!!)”

Writing Books (that have already been written…)

It happened again. I know I’m not alone. You come up with a thrilling idea, write a short story or even a novel, giddily tell all your friends, enter it to contests, give it to early readers… …and someone has already written it. And it’s fabulous! And it’s popular! And everyone loves it! And it’sContinue reading “Writing Books (that have already been written…)”

Writing Update/Library Card

So I hadn’t realized my library card had expired. For someone who considers it a more important ID than a driver’s license, this is significant. As I was renewing it, I discovered that my library has a “responsible party” signature on cards issued to young readers. And since I’ve been a patron hither and thitherContinue reading “Writing Update/Library Card”

Not a Rejection!!/Writing Award

Confetti and cake time! Writers of the Future has awarded me a Silver Honorable Mention! You might remember “Rejection Slip,” a post about my last Writers of the Future entry. A flat-out refusal of a story that I loved. Things are looking up. The Silver Honorable Mention isn’t an official award. I won’t be publishedContinue reading “Not a Rejection!!/Writing Award”

A Little Writers of the Future Update

So since last time I did a writing update on Writers of the Future stuff…books and certificates and authors ahoy! I decided to treat myself to the seven-volume package of Writers of the Future anthologies that was on sale a few months ago. They came in a big cardboard box carefully packed all snug togetherContinue reading “A Little Writers of the Future Update”

Writing–so very worth it in the end

So about four months ago, I submitted another short story to the Writers of the Future Contest. Urban fantasy. New York. Tabby cat. Ink and glass. The usual works. And as always, I went through the same phases of “submit-a-story-trauma.” Feel free to read the gibbering little blog post on it…or let be enough toContinue reading “Writing–so very worth it in the end”

ARC Review: Writers of the Future Vol. 36 (Part II)

Picking up where we left off yesterday, “Making Collaboration Work for You or Co-writing with Larry and Sean” by Sean Williams Another segment of writing advice, and probably good…but to be frank, it sounds so mercenary to my ears. I started collaborating with a friend about a year ago. We didn’t plan to launch ourselvesContinue reading “ARC Review: Writers of the Future Vol. 36 (Part II)”

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