Category Archives: Commentary & Musing

Casualties of Career

It is assumed, and likely true, that most writers begin as voracious readers. When I was little, used bookstores were ‘anything goes’ when shopping with my father. He also passed down most the the SciFi he read, from John DeChancie, … Continue reading

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Thunder, Thunder, THUNDERCA…. wait, no…

What the heck is a Thunderclap? It’s a tool that allows people to coordinate their social media promotion, whether it’s just to say “Happy Birthday!” from a bunch of people all at once, promoting a book, or asking people to … Continue reading

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Interviews on Hiatus for NaNoWriMo

You’ve heard me debate this with myself a lot lately. Should I keep doing interviews? I love the interaction, and interviews have earned me some wonderful connections in the writing world. I often discover something fascinating about a person in … Continue reading

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Seeking Other Author’s Advice on Contests

My writing update for the week: I remembered what happened last week regarding my ‘finish the short stories you start within a few days’ goal, and vowed not to make the same mistake again. I started a story last week, … Continue reading

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Defining Some Else’s Success

What is success? Is there a finite definition, or is it more personal? “They” will look at a human who was a television or movie star as a child, and eviscerate them if said celebrity hasn’t segued into bigger blockbusters. … Continue reading

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Princesses

Back in 2007, hubby and I knew that we would probably be moving within a few years. (We did…in 2009.) Since we had already moved eleven times in ten years, and lost some things that were important along the way, … Continue reading

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Timing is Everything

When I was a kid, I wanted to be either a writer or an architect when I grew up. Being a very rational teenager (no…really…I was…) I chose architecture because writing was akin to being an actress. Only the best … Continue reading

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Just Say N0! I mean YES…I mean…

I’m a proud Steeleworker. No, I don’t climb skyscrapers and eat my sack lunch sitting out on a steel beam ninety stories above the ground (although that does sound fascinating.) I’m a fan of Dayna Steele, radio and television personality, entrepreneur, … Continue reading

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The Abandoned Blog

Abandoned no more. Sorely neglected, but conscientiously so. Every Spring I teach Spreadsheets and Databases to college freshmen. A few days ago I gave my students their final exam and turned in final grades. I have also been sick for … Continue reading

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Support System

Today I posted a SciFi Question of the Day about toilet-paper alternatives. I’m getting some very…intriguing…answers on all four threads. I used to select one question each week to turn into a blog post, but I don’t do that very … Continue reading

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