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Author and Editor

Tag: Writing

Authorial Envy, Friendships and how to deal.

It’s a fact of life I think that anyone with a book out is going to (whether we want to or not) compare our books with the ones that big 5 publishing gives the marketing push to. I sure do. It stinks. I hate it that I compare my books with the ones that have… Read More ›

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Final Fantasy 14 Geek-out

I’ve been a gamer since I was tiny. Ever since pong. I think I was six the first time I played a computer game of some sort. On an Atari. Yes. I’m THAT old. Shhhh. First actual computer was a Commodore 64. So that means I’ve been gaming with some regularity for probably 35 years?… Read More ›

Queer Kerfluffles and Marginalized readers

Content warning bad words and loud opinions. EDIT: JESUS FUCKING CHRIST ON A CRUTCH. Non-autistic readers, I am AUTISTIC, I mean ONLY what I’m saying with the words that are on the page. I am not IMPLYING anything. There is NO HIDDEN MESSAGE. Y’all have caused me to have an emotional meltdown with your accusations…. Read More ›

Research as a writer

So. Research, we all know we need to do it, right? I mean… we DO know we need to do some, when we’re writing, right? Nope. We all really don’t seem to know this. I read a book this past weekend that was a historical and it was very, very obvious that a lot (or… Read More ›

I’m the NaNoWriMo Municipal Liason for 2017!

Eek! Hi! I’m the Municipal Liason for London Ontario for NaNoWriMo this year, and hopefully, it’ll be a fun time. It’s not my first go-round on event planning. I’ve written 5 books, published several and have more coming. I also have a novella and several vignettes in publication. (My books are here, if you’re curious.) Biggest… Read More ›

Breaking a Habit

They say it takes 21 days to truly break a habit. I’m not sure how true that is, but I do know that I just had to stop myself from sending out another query. I got yet another rejection, and I had to stop myself from sending a query to another agent at that house…. Read More ›

Recovery

The first step to recovering from a slide into depression, or so my therapy has told me over time… Is to change behavior, if you can. I can’t do anything about the loss of our home, that’s just a wound I have to bear. I CAN do something about how badly querying is affecting me…. Read More ›

Mental Health Hiccup

Sorry, it’s another not so pretty blog post. You can pretty much tell my mood by how much effort I put into to putting images and what not into my blogs. I had a mental health hiccup this week. For so many reasons. Let me count the ways. (That’s a Shakes joke, laugh already, I’m… Read More ›

The History and Value of Patronage

Trying something new, you can hear me narrate this post here… while you scan through the pretty pics if you want. YouTube link to my blog post narrations.  I have two university degrees. My majors for my B.Sc. were biophysical anthropology/forensic chemistry, the other is a Masters in Teaching with a focus on World History.  Hard to tell… Read More ›

Pain and Carve the Mark

Narrated version here. Past couple of days have been pretty high pain days for me. Weather can really affect my pain levels, and the temperature has gone from snow, to icy freezing rain to almost spring-like temperatures accompanied by rain, and back down to cold enough to freeze, in the matter of hours or the… Read More ›