Currently Unsupervised

on July 30, 2014

So, upon my return home, I have, once again, rediscovered the peace and quiet of an empty house. And remembered why I had four children in the first place. Boy, it’s lonely here without the short people.  Mate has been working late and consumed with soccer, and although he makes an effort not to neglect… Read More

San Francisco, We Were In You!

on July 27, 2014

Do I look bohemian?  I should– because seriously, that was as match as I got this weekend, which sort of sucks, because it was kind of a big deal. We went to San Francisco this weekend so Mate could run the half-marathon.  It was, for us, the equivalent of all the missed date-nights of the… Read More

Everything is Awesome!

on July 25, 2014

*  The kids have mastered the art of couching– thank you Lego Movie for giving them the perfect way to do it! *  The other night, an adult asked ZB a question he wasn’t expecting.  I could tell that his ADHD completely shorted out his response mechanism.   “Did you completely go to the zoo,… Read More

A Little Lost

on July 21, 2014

You’ll have to excuse me– I just finished a novella, and I seem to be a little lost. You see, I didn’t realize I’d entered the dragon’s cave.  I didn’t.  I was just working.  Just doing my job.  Just striving for that 2-3k a day.  And then it was 4-5K, and then I was up… Read More

A Day At the Fair

on July 19, 2014

*  Note to folks who read my blog on GoodReads.  The feed screws up the picture size and word ratio EVERY TIME.  I guarantee, this post will make MUCH MORE SENSE on my regular blog page.  Saying. So…  We went to the State Fair today, because it was Zoomboy’s day to dance. Next week it… Read More

The Chariot and the Devil

on July 16, 2014

 People ask me this question a lot: How do you become successful?  How do you make a living writing?  I’ve always wanted to do that.  How do you do that?  Is it worth it? My standard answer is: I’m lucky.  I’ve been fortunate to have good fans.  And yes, it’s worth it, all of the… Read More

Underutilized House Elves

on July 12, 2014

It was a quick three weeks–and, oddly picture-less ones at that!–but Chicken has gone back to San Diego, leaving the house quiet and the younger kids strangely inclined not to quarrel. In fact, the entire family seems to have fallen into the July slump– you know that slump, it’s the one in which Calvin and… Read More

Beneath the Stain and Throwing in the Towel

on July 10, 2014

Okay– not throwing in the towel for the whole writing gig.  For one thing, I’m sort of virtually unemployable for anything else– it seems I have deeply ingrained authority issues and an inability to keep my mouth shut.  So sad– I was seriously considering that career in politics. But no– throwing in the “I’ve got… Read More

*kermit flail* Monday– July!

on July 6, 2014

Yup– it’s *kermit flail* Monday again, and I’ve got some FANTASTIC stuff for you all– and don’t forget to scroll all the way down, okay?  I sorta got a cover reveal and a pre-buy of my own to pimp (*aherm*  Look above, it’ll give you a hint!)  and I’m UBER FRICKIN’ EXCITED.  So, that being… Read More

Isn’t she looooooveeeeelllleeeeeeee….?

on July 3, 2014

Well, not the 4th, not yet, but it’s plenty later than I’d planned to blog.  And in the meantime, I have written this here about the Grinch at Love Bytes! and this right here about subtext at Amy’s Lane. I have also finished a story called Food for Thought which will be released next April, as… Read More