What I Learned Doing #SFFpit

Yesterday was #SFFpit on Twitter. For those of you who don’t know what the heck I’m talking about, there are pitch contests on Twitter several times a year (though I hate the word contest here because the only person you’re really competing against is yourself). If an agent reads your pitch and likes it, they…

Why an All-Girl Superhero Team Pisses Me Off

In case you haven’t been paying attention, people are upset that Marvel seems to be dropping the ball on the merchandising when it comes to their female characters. Just to name a few, Gamora gets left off shirts, Black Widow is missing from merchandise, and Gogo and Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6 are erased because…

The Waiting Game

We’re more than halfway through January already. That feels sort of insane, as if 2015 is flying by before I can even settle into it. Then I realize I’m only on my third week of the semester, and I feel like it’s going to be a reeeeally long year. It’s all relative, I guess. Timey-wimey,…

Wherein I Write a Blog Post to Avoid Doing Actual Work

Hi Lovelies! This week is the last week of classes, which means I have all sorts of papers and projects to be working on. Which, of course, means I’m procrastinating by writing a terribly long-overdue blog post. Congrats, gentle readers! You win! Well. NaNoWriMo has come and gone, and I have failed spectacularly. I’ve never…

PREP ALL THE THINGS

Hello, darlings! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’m sorry. Please forgive me? So, in case you haven’t heard, I did not win the Simon451 novel writing contest. Which…yeah, that’s kind of a bummer. But, at the same time, it was a total honor to even be in the top ten, and…

The Home Stretch

Sorry it’s been so quiet here. I have less than ten days until the deadline for the Simon451 contest. I’m simultaneously incredibly excited and incredibly nervous. That’s how these things work, right? Thankfully, my book is done. Or, rather, I have it all down, from beginning to end. It’s a story, now, instead of just…

Stormy

Thunderstorms are rolling in from the west, bringing wind that makes the leaves turn upside-down and a low, rumbling growl that echoes between the houses.  Of course I had to open my windows and enjoy the breeze before the rains start. Of course, this also means I need to write a blog post, since I…

Rain Delay

So, things have gotten a little nuts around these parts. This past week, writing has been pretty slow to nonexistent. Kids’ last week of school, I started some work-from-home work…oh, and we’re putting our house on the market/moving. I start summer classes next week, too! Needless to say, I can’t let life get in the…

The Great Blog Tour! – My Writing Process

Hello Gentle Readers!  Today, something a bit different!   One of my fellow writer friends, Christina Nelson (that I met at the Atlanta Writers Conference in 2012), asked me to take part in a blog tour!  I happily accepted, and then OMIGOODNESS LIFE WENT CRAZY!  Finals week happened, and the Writers Conference, and my darling husband…

Option C

For some reason, I have “Impulsive” by Wilson Philips in my head this morning. It’s making want to bust out in three-part harmony, which wouldn’t be good for anyone within earshot. Thankfully the only one currently in range is my guinea pig, Millie.  Sorry Millie.  However, yesterday I woke up with Limp Bizkit’s “Nookie” in…