Archive for December, 2009

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Slow Motion

Despite Christmas being just around the corner, I feel like I’m running in slow motion. I haven’t addressed my cards yet. Nor have I bought more than two gifts (and they were for my editor and agent). I have just over two weeks to get all of it done and I’m trying desperately not to get overwhelmed.

Are there any other slow motion movers out there or am I alone?

Monday, December 7th, 2009
Social Butterfly

I have a very busy social week in front of me. I don’t meet up with friends often, but this week will make up for that. The only day I don’t have something planned is Thursday, so it should be fun.

I’ve decided not to talk about (in detail) how Harlequin twisted the Novelist Inc. statement into making it sound like the organization supports their pay-to-publish branch. Takes deep breath. Suffice to say, Novelist Inc. is AGAINST authors being filtered to DellArte. Every writer’s organization on the planet should be.

While I was at the store the other day I picked up Wild Instinct by Sarah McCarty. Can’t wait to dig in. As you all know, I love me some werewolves. 😉

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
Aspiring Writer Stockholm Syndrome

Scalzi has in four little words explained why writers defended Harlequin’s decision to open a pay-to-publish branch (ie DellArte). Of course he was referring to a different market farce at the time, but I think it still applies.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
Silk & Shadows

The folks at Silk & Shadows were kind enough to invite me to blog at their site. I’m talking about wrapping up my Dead World series.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
Drop On By

I’m at Romancing the Blog today. Drop on by.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
Short Story Down

Today I turned in a horror short story to try to get into an anthology. I have no idea whether the story will make the cut, but I am proud of the fact that I tried writing outside of my comfort zone. If anyone would’ve told me ten years ago that I’d write a horror story, I’d have laughed in their face. This would not have been due to the genre, but more my preconceived notions of what I thought I could and could not do. I’m proud I tried, instead of outright dismissing the idea. Makes me wonder what I’ll accomplish when I take the next leap of faith. 🙂

As an aside, I received some bad news. My next door neighbor in my hometown passed away the other day. All I can say is if any of you suffer a fall and hit your head please, please, PLEASE go to the doctor immediately. You might FEEL fine, but that doesn’t mean you ARE fine.