Fishing for Ideas… Catch and Release Style

Camp Nanowrimo is coming up in a couple of weeks, and my goal is 30k off a new Science Fiction project. All fine and well. Except, of course, that I don’t actually have a Science Fiction project, and I don’t have an idea for one. I don’t have an idea for any other kind of

Well, I never!

So, after all the time and effort I’ve spent lobbying for Man-Cards to be revoked on a 12 point system, I was accused of being judgmental! Well, that’s gratitude for you. I am judgmental. That’s the honest truth. And frankly, I think I have damn good judgment, too. Admittedly, I usually say “instincts,” instead of

I Already Know the Ending

I’m on a Korean Rom-Com kick. (Thank you, streaming video. No, I don’t know where you’d buy Korean anything in my small, Nebraska town.) Korean romantic comedies have a very 1950s or 1960s vibe to them. Wholesome. Doris Day and Rock Hudson would feel right at home in these things. They always wind up with

About the Novel I’m Blogging

No, I’m not quitting. Somewhere along the line, I started blogging a novel.¬†Well… actually, I just posted the first chapter of a novel. And, let’s be honest, I didn’t really intend to do much else besides entertain a few friends. I wasn’t a Science Fiction writer. And, I certainly wasn’t a fantasy writer (like some

Glitches and Gloom

All said and done, this was not the most amusing computer glitch I’ve ever seen in my life. I haven’t published any posts, yet?¬† I don’t know what caused it–maybe a little bit of a slow connection, somewhere–but the first time I saw it, I think my blood pressure spiked. And then, it went away.

Backup Your Work

I’m listening to the rattle of computer fans. It’s getting louder. So, I’m in the mindset for backups. I have stuff I’m working on that I don’t want to lose. And for me–in the middle of writing a really big, really convoluted novel–it would be lose. There’s no going back and starting over. Just forward.

Jobs That Pay More #1: Reverse Stripper

So, a while back, I was reading a biography. It was one of those struggling artist memoir numbers, in which the main character describes every outrageous, off-the -wall, and menial job she had on her way to international superstar-dom. And she described each of these jobs in enough detail that 1.) You were left in

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