It’s No Joke at The Drive-Thru Window

Oh no! We've passed the middle of July and I haven't supplied you with your fix of short fiction for the month. I wrote this one back in the spring with a little help from the prompt producing folks over at The First Line Literary Journal. Unfortunately, the story didn't get accepted, but as the … Continue reading It’s No Joke at The Drive-Thru Window

Mistakes, Promises, and What I’ll Never Do Again

I experimented with using the self-publishing technique of rapid-release for my Domna series. Here's my overall thoughts on the strategy, the pros and cons of it, and a promise I'm making to myself and my readers for future books.

It’s a Beastie-Filled Birthday Party

Happy belated birthday to me. Happy belated birthday to me. And you know the rest. That's right, last week was my birthday. Sorry, my abacus is broken so I can't calculate how old I am, but I can tell you my birthday is also the first birthday of Tammie & David Beasties as well as … Continue reading It’s a Beastie-Filled Birthday Party

Life in the Fasting Lane (or What Happened When I Ditched Social Media)

In April, I subjected myself to a month-long fast. Don’t worry, I haven’t been starving. There’s all that leftover Easter candy to enjoy! No, this wasn’t a food fast, it was a social media fast, and the results were interesting to say the least. What Kicked This Off First and foremost, I’m not a huge … Continue reading Life in the Fasting Lane (or What Happened When I Ditched Social Media)

Brain Drain Meets Head Cold

Hello Bloglandia! I've got two things going against me today so today's post is going to be a tad bit half ass (but there's still great stuff ahead, so don't click away just yet). First, YAY!!!! Last week I wrote the entire first draft of a new book. And by "week" I mean six days, … Continue reading Brain Drain Meets Head Cold