Monthly Archives: February 2013

We are all special snowflakes…

With our own unique tastes and perspectives on the world. For me, today was the day I drew the line in the sand on reading fairytale retellings.  I subscribe to Daily Science Fiction’s e-mails and there’ve been a number of wonderful … Continue reading

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The emotional rollercoaster of being a writer

This one is kind of funny…(I think.  Perhaps.  Kind of like the birthday present my aunt gave me one year that was so not a present, but I just had to laugh because it was so audacious of her to … Continue reading

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What makes good writing? (a personal question)

I just finished the first draft of my second novel!! A very happy day.  It’s a bit on the short side (51K), but so was the first draft of the first novel.  I tend to underwrite in my first drafts, … Continue reading

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On “lowering your standards”

I should be spending my time writing and not reading crappy comments people put up on author’s forums.  But, you know.  I should also quit drinking so much Coke and not eat as much chocolate as I do.  (Although, those … Continue reading

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What is sex?

Yes, I’m a provocateur… You would think this is a simple question to answer, right?  I mean sex is…sex.  A goes into B and voila you have sex.  Well, except for when C is involved.  Or D sometimes, when there … Continue reading

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Knowing you shouldn’t and doing it anyway

The problem with spending five hours on a train is that my mind wanders in weird directions.  I’ve had this story idea for a while.  (One of those that I should really write now before I get published and start to think … Continue reading

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It’s not yours anymore

Once you write that blog post or story or novel and you send it out into the world, it’s not yours anymore.  The only way to control something you create is to keep it private, to never tell anyone else … Continue reading

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Randomness…

I’m not an efficient blog follower.  I don’t subscribe to RSS feeds.  I just circle through the various blogs I have bookmarked as the hankering to do so strikes.  I have them divvied up into “Good”, “Good But Not Frequent”, … Continue reading

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On controversy and themes

You’re going to have to bear with me on this one, because I’m going to wander a bit… So, yesterday I received a rejection on one of my short stories and the comment I received on the story was, “If … Continue reading

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The issue of talent

Before I start, I’d just like to say that I still find it fascinating the search terms that supposedly lead people to my blog.  And I haven’t decided yet whether the search engines are really bad at matching up people … Continue reading

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