There is something amazing about a rejection letter that accuses a story of being both well-written and an enjoyable read. Rejections are great. Really! For me. At this point and time in my writing career. This is in large part due to the fact that I can count the number of rejection letters on one […]
Happy New Year!
It is no longer New Year’s Day in many parts of the world, but I wanted to post a quick check-in. Christmas was . . . insane. In a good way, but insane. New Year’s has been in contrast amazingly low-key and productive. This day last year, I had some goals of habits I wanted […]
Ice! Fire! Lobster!
Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. This Robert Frost poem — at least, these first two lines of it — have been stuck in my head off and on for at least a year now. Now, I finally have an opportunity to use it! In my last post, I […]
Happy Announcing Day!
. . . It’s still the first of the month, right? Happy All Hallows, happy first day of November, happy first day of NaNo, happy fifth anniversary to me and my husband, and . . . Happy Kickstarter launch day! Don’t know what I’m talking about? That’s ok, because it’s been a Super Secret project […]
I Do Not Have To Justify Myself To You
Speaking of insecurities, I could catalog mine all day. Ever make a major life decision without necessarily knowing how important it may or may not turn out to be? Then spend what seems the rest of your life trying to explain it so you won’t be judged and found wanting? Yeah, the subject of my […]
Last week, I went to Readercon 24. It was amazing. I have every intention of making this now a Thing. What made it even better was the fact that one of my best friends, whom I hadn’t seen in almost two years, joined me in Burlington for the con before following me home. Sadly, Sunday […]
Of Art, Diversity, And Dogs
There’s a book that has sat on my shelf for months. Not lined up neatly with the rest, spine facing out, but on the lip of the shelf so that its cover will tempt me with promises of an orgasmic read. The book? The Gaslight Dogs by Karin Lowachee. I haven’t read anything by Lowachee […]
Excitement And Life Goals
This has been an exciting couple of weeks. And not necessarily “exciting” in a good way. I don’t just mean what’s happened in the news since my last post. Seems like every time we build our worlds up, something comes along to knock them back down. And right now, the worlds around me are doing […]
Because I Am Just That Awesome
Before I get back to the Ecuador trip (because you’re all dying to know, I’m sure): we are officially in the last hours of the Kickstarter campaign for the Fight Like a Girl fantasy anthology! If you’ve been procrastinating — not that anyone here ever would *ahem* — now is the time to help support […]
I’ve mentioned this before: I met some amazing people at World Fantasy Con last fall. A few months ago, one of my wonderful new friends contacted me, asking if I’d be interested in contributing to a fantasy anthology, to be crowdsourced via Kickstarter, emphasizing kick-ass female characters. The anthology is named Fight Like A Girl. […]