It’s Time to Say I Told You So

on November 30, 2013

I’m sure those of you who read that last incoherent post saw this coming. I’m sick. Yeah, no, not twisted you kinky people you, sick.  Head cold, exhaustion, general blechitude– and I’m actually sort of pissed about it.  But being pissed did not get my ass out of bed much the last two days.  (Hey…. Read More

Forgive me, I’ve been editing

on November 27, 2013

I’m so sorry I left that picture up there for so long.  I am.  It’s been kind of a busy five days– but none of it is really noteworthy. We did have a birthday celebration for my friend at Joe’s Crab Shack that resulted in some unfortunate intestinal complications, but really, what’s a few hours… Read More

Triane’s Son Learning

on November 22, 2013

So, the challenge of breaking one giant epic story into chewable bits is something I’m not sure I’ve mastered yet.  As a romance writer, I tend to write long.  I’ve got three novellas out this year, and the shortest one, Going UP! had to be written as a fairy tale almost, because the lack of detail… Read More

*bzzt* *bzzt* *bzzt*

on November 19, 2013

That sound you’re hearing is the sound of my brain shorting out. TOO. MUCH. GOOD. STUFF. Okay– random order.  Totally random.  Let’s see if I can remember any of it. *  Chicken is designing characters for my Christmas short, Going UP!  This is Sean, a figurative Knight-in-Shining-Armor 😉  He’s awesomeness, even in rough draft form…. Read More

Zoomboy and the Sign

on November 15, 2013

Honestly, I’ve only ever seen a monologue from the play Zooman and the Sign by Charles Fuller, but the minute I started calling Thing 3 “Zoomboy”, that title has been going through my head. If you’ve been around awhile, you remember when we called Zoomboy, “The Cave Troll” instead.  See, when he was first born, Mate… Read More

And then I crashed the cart…

on November 12, 2013

The day at the zoo was really awesome.  We learned about Aye-Ayes (so sad!) and saw the lemurs groom and watched a hippo-po-tom-atus completely lose his shit.  I shall give you pictures and captions, a-cause I have a fourth edit (there will be between five and six this November, if anyone wonders why my pace… Read More

A VERY busy weekend

on November 10, 2013

 So I had an offer to go to Bent-Con this weekend, which I sadly declined.  Even though the offer was over two months ago, I knew– knew with instinct that the weekend was going to be insanely busy, so when I asked Mate, I let him know, honestly, that I understood if he needed me… Read More

Strategic Sheep Purposes

on November 7, 2013

So I’ve been thinking about my tribes. It’s taken me a while– when I was in school, I was one of the few students who was married and working full time.  Mate and I were our own tribe, and, very honestly, including the kids, we’ve maintained our tiny tribalism, and that has been my touchstone…. Read More

Halloween Stories and The Car is Blue

on November 3, 2013

Long, long years ago (nearing on 30 years, actually)  I had this little Datsun– yes, it was a Datsun, it was made before they were called Nissans–and I said it was blue. The entire family said I was crazy, and the car was white. I said, “No– look at it, in the shadows– it’s very… Read More