Happy Thursday Bloglandia!! As a few of you know, I've been cobbling together a new humorous fantasy cozy mystery series that started out as a very serious stand alone historical novel without a lick of mystery. But more on that wacky journey some other time. The first book of the new series is thisclose to … Continue reading The Circus of Unusual Creatures Cringe-Worthy Cover Creation
Hello Bloglandia! How's your June going? Any plans for summer (or for winter, if you're on the upside-down part of the globe)? My June, so far, has been going swimmingly...and not just because we FINALLY got some rain here in Portland. See, I kind of, sort of wrote a book. Okay, a first draft of … Continue reading Oh No! I’ve Become a Pantser.
Hello Bloglandia! I don't know what happened this month, but somehow my reading turned a bit, um, "meaty." Which is odd as I tend to stick to a mostly meat-free diet. But, while my mouth was munching away on legumes and lettuce, my mind was munching away on flesh. Human flesh. With a side of … Continue reading What’s With All the Cannibalism? (May’s Reading Round-up)
Hello Again Bloglandia! Yes, I did have to look up a bit of Australian slang to come up with that title. Seriously, the land down under has some of the best slang in the world! But Australian slang is not the topic of this post...I know, so disappointing. I'm actually just popping in here to … Continue reading Mr. Tenpenny is Ace! in Australia
Hello Bloglandia! I usually start off strong each year with these monthly reading round-ups only to flounder some time around March. But let's see if I can't be a little more diligent with it in 2021. A few things will be different than the past (not that you even remember my past round-ups because it's … Continue reading January’s Reading Round-Up
Hey Bloglandia! My writer buddies out there will be aware that next month is November. Wait, let me rephrase that, because I hope anyone capable of reading this knows the name of the month after October. But November for many writers is a time of madness when they try to write a novel (or at … Continue reading Octobo-WriMo, Anyone?
Hello Bloglandia! This is a bit of a whiny post and severely lacking in my usual snarky humor, but I'll try not take you too far into the dumps. As the title suggests, I'm having a tough time trying to figure out what's wrong with me. As in, why can I not write faster? Why … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Me?
If you've been reading this blog recently and have sat through the recent ebook releases for Domna Part One: The Sun God's Daughter and Part Two: The Solon's Son, you might have been left muttering, "But I'd really prefer a paperback of the whole novel." Or maybe you've been saying, "Gosh, I've really been meaning … Continue reading Paperback Lovers Rejoice!!!
This week brought about an excellent opportunity to break out my Happy Dance Shoes and kick up my heels in ecstatic, delirious, over-the-moon-with-elation joy because The Outline is complete. As you may remember, several weeks ago I had to break the sad news that Book Three of my fantasy series will not be published this … Continue reading All Hail the Glorious Outline!