Monthly Archives: November 2012

I could complain (and will while pretending I’m not), but I shouldn’t

I want to complain because I wasn’t able to upgrade my seat for my fifteen-hour flight, which means I’ll be in a normal economy seat for the entire time.  Which will suck and will be exhausting.  But, I’m getting to fly halfway … Continue reading

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Playing the long game

Remember when you were in preschool and they used to give you stars every day?  You’d get a star if you showed up (so you always wanted to go).  You’d get a star if you managed to tie your shoes. You’d get … Continue reading

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Advance warning and some motivation

Advance warning: In approximately three days I will be in a terrible, awful, extremely bad mood and it will last for approximately three weeks at which point in time I will pretend that the whole nasty, sordid experience never happened.  … Continue reading

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Don’t query too soon

With the end of NaNo right around the corner, it’s time to talk about fighting urges.  In this case, the urge to rush right out and query your newly minted, shiny, pretty, tied-with-a-bow novel. You’ve worked and slaved on it … Continue reading

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Are you a poet? Or are you a novelist?

This post will probably come off as a bit snarky.  At least the title I chose seems to be headed that direction.  So, before I get too far into it, here’s a link to someone far more experienced and kind … Continue reading

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Distractions

This month has served as a good reminder to me that it’s very easy to let life get in the way of writing.  When you have things in your real life (like friends, family, a paying job, hobbies, etc.) that … Continue reading

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A little query help

That thing I call a job is still demanding my attention, so just a few quick links from others on querying. First. agent Rachelle Gardner on Should You Send that Quick “Thank You” Email? She basically comes out on the … Continue reading

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Chin up!

So, that thing I call a real job is still kicking my butt, which means yet another short post.  (A chorus of people breathe a sigh of relief.) (Just kidding…I know  you love this blog, although if this blog is … Continue reading

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Dealing with illness – a sprint or a marathon

“Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.” – George Bernard Shaw I don’t quite know where I’m going with this one.  I just read one of … Continue reading

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Rejection

Thanks to the beauty of muscle relaxants and an alternating regimen of Ibuprofen and Tylenol, my arm is feeling better. (Torn rotator cuff.) Not that much better, which is why this will be a short post, but better enough to … Continue reading

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