Category Archives: Commentary & Musing

Ma Lune Est Faite de Fromage Vert

My moon is made of green cheese. OK…the stories in The Cities of Luna aren’t that cheesy. They’re more hommage than fromage. A long list of writers, including several Grand Masters of Science Fiction, have gone before me. What does a … Continue reading

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Rolling the Dice for Diversity

I love creating characters. It’s one of my favorite aspects of writing. That’s one reason it’s so much fun to do a series of shorts, such as The Cities of Luna, where I get to come up with new characters … Continue reading

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The Living Space

Our house is on the market. We’re getting ready to move (hopefully back to Colorado.) For the past few years, we’ve been slowly working to fix some of the many issues with my parents’ house, which we live in. We’re … Continue reading

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The Other Path

I got derailed while cleaning out the garage today. I came across my old drafting supplies, still in excellent condition and not too terribly old. Has it really been more than ten years since I was in school? Since I … Continue reading

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Twenty Years and Counting

Listening to the acceptance speeches at an awards ceremony a few years ago, a friend remarked “Gee…does everyone have to thank their husband?” It was getting repetitive. Most of the honorees (I don’t remember the situation…but since most of the … Continue reading

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Husband Hunting

I’ve taken Dogs, Cats, and Allergies off the shelf. It was my NaNoWriMo 2010 novel…my first NaNo, though not my first novel. It’s actually three novellas at the moment (Dogs is one, Cats is the next, and Allergies is the … Continue reading

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Throwaway Novels

When I was pregnant in 2007 and my hormones were all over the place, I began writing a story about an arranged marriage on a world where polyamory was the traditional norm. It was fun to explore and to figure … Continue reading

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Real Life

We all hear it so frequently in the writing community. “Real Life Got in the Way.” The demands of day-jobs, family, personal health and a million other things get in the way of meeting writing deadlines, whether they’re contractual or … Continue reading

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Tea Time

I have a vague awareness that people of other countries (I’m in the USA) have not only different foods than we do, but different times to eat and a different number of meals. Like hobbits, only real. When I was … Continue reading

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I’m on Pinterest!

I discovered something today. Apparently, I’m on Pinterest, and didn’t even know it. Thirty-odd people have followed me, even though I have never pinned a single thing. A writer needs a strong internet presence. I have this via Facebook, Google … Continue reading

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