How My 2022 Is Going, So Far

I’m trying to focus on the positives. Honestly, I am. I did get into a decent revision routine for a while. I made some progress. And then… things fell apart. I got siiiick. Sounds whine-y when compared to people who are in hospitals with tubes down their throats. But damn. I got to the point

IWSG: Writing Regrets

  The awesome co-hosts for the January 5 posting of the IWSG are Erika Beebe, Olga Godim, Sandra Cox, Sarah Foster, and Chemist Ken! My good news for the month is that the story I sold to Tales to Terrify is finally available in the latest episode (Episode 518, for people who are reading this

The Butt-Ugly Bullet Journal Rides Again

  I’m in the process of setting up my bullet journal for the first three months of 2022. My regular readers already know that this is not the place I do art. You do you, but for me, this is an exercise in setting up an organizational plan that works for me, and for my

IWSG: Stresses and Delights

December 1 question – In your writing, what stresses you the most? What delights you?   The awesome co-hosts for the December 1 posting of the IWSG are PJ Colando, Diane Burton, Louise – Fundy Blue, Natalie Aguirre, and Jacqui Murray! I’m just coming off Nanowrimo, so I’m feeling pretty good, right now. (Yes, I

Happy Thanksgiving

Welcome to my cleverly pre-scheduled Thanksgiving post. I’m still looking forward to Halloween right now, and turkey seems like a million miles away. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing for Thanksgiving, this year. Big family gatherings seem to be a thing of the past… and I probably won’t get enough time off to go

Nano Updates and Other News

It’s eleven days into Nanowrimo, so I don’t have much time to type. I need 500 more words to be on par, but I’m making good progress. Right now, I’m trying to figure out what the significance of this one, weirdly out of place character is. Why is there a factory owner in the middle

Book Ideas That Are Worse Than Mine #1

  Sometimes, it’s all in the execution. A nice, family recipe book. There can’t be more than a couple hundred unique words in the whole thing. What could possibly go wrong? I’ll tell you what could go wrong. You could include a pre-printed space for the recipient to write “reviews” of family recipes. That’s what

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