If you'd been with me yesterday, you would have heard a lot of nervous deep breaths, followed by excited squealing. Why? Because I hit "publish" on FOLD, my first ebook through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). It was, I'll be honest, a little scary. I'd bought ISBNs, but when I registered the title with the … Continue reading Published!

The 2014 Round-up: books read

For years I've been all like "oh I wish I had kept a record of all the books I've read so I could look back at the lifetime list and be smug about it," but I never got around to keeping track. I tried spreadsheets a couple times, but they never stuck. Then, last December, … Continue reading The 2014 Round-up: books read

Looking for Zebras: on the “overactive” imagination

When I was an undergraduate at UCONN, I took a class called "The Bible as Literature." It was co-taught by three professors: one who specialized in literature, one in philosophy, and one in religion. It was an absolutely fascinating class, and if it’s still offered there I’d highly recommend it regardless of your spiritual leanings. … Continue reading Looking for Zebras: on the “overactive” imagination

the editing adventure

Writing a book has been a crazy adventure. Before I dropped my hard drive a couple of years ago, I had five or six endings stretching all the way back to when I was in high school. Here's what would happen - I'd get an idea for an explosive, no-holds-barred, awesome novel ending. I would … Continue reading the editing adventure

summer reading list

I've finally put together my summer reading list. I doubt I'll get through all the books over the summer - the only way I could do that is if I still had summer vacations which, alas, disappeared after college. Here's the list: Daggerspell, Katharine Kerr - this isn't normally something I would have picked up, because … Continue reading summer reading list

on writing, life, time, symbols, and getting it all done

I’ve been meaning to write for so long, and haven’t found (made) the time. Forgive me in advance for the odd mind dump that's sure to follow. I’m finally sitting down with some tea. It’s been strange, leading two lives – my “average American” life, and my writer’s life, which gets just a sliver of … Continue reading on writing, life, time, symbols, and getting it all done

so far behind

You guys, I'm so far behind. Sorry! My coworker and friend is LEAVING me for another job (for a better commute), so I've been consumed in panic and stress trying to wrap my head around the circus of insanity that I'll be taking over from her. Quick update - I finished Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. … Continue reading so far behind