The Rebel Brain

My brain and I have been at odds lately. The Fifth Coin, due to be finished in May, then August, then September and now it’s a hail mary to finish before NaNoWriMo (and hey, I can slide a week into November if I have to because NaNo only takes me 3 weeks)…well, you see where […]

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My Life in Blogs

Blogging is not my thing. I keep this little page running as a connection point to the readers I hope to have one day. Is it the chicken or the egg? I don’t know, but I do know that it’s impossible to predict where each opportunity will lead. Maybe this page is a little embarrassing […]

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Game of Writing

Obviously, I’m a little excited for Game of Thrones S7 finale tonight.  I’ve got the soundtrack playing. I want to say “Winter is Coming” as the answer to every question. GRRM coined a phrase that I now associate with amazing television even though the books didn’t excite me. I read the books and occasionally threw […]

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The Swampy Middle

Two NaNoWriMos ago, I generated the first draft of a story. I was so impressed with myself and the complexity of my story. It was the best thing I’d ever written. Now, after more than a year of fighting with the revision, I’m not sure I’ve made it structurally any better, but the quality of […]

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Yo, 2017. I’ve got plans.

2017 is the Year of Finishing and Polishing my stories. I have decreed it. Let it be so and thus and henceforth. Goal: Guest Blog  Score one for me, because I did finish this one thing!  I guest blogged about my experiences as a beta reader. While it can be rewarding, sometimes it’s painful. My post, […]

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Annual Fundraising Rant

  Anyone who wants to buy some over-priced crap for my kid’s school fundraiser– you’re in luck! Theoretically, orders were due on 9/30, but they have that buffer week for irresponsible and apathetic parents like me. So, if you are in need of a butt load of wrapping paper, oddball kitchen gadgets, and allergen laced […]

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Miss Jean Louise and the Perfect Facial

Miss Jean Louise, one of our GISHWHES top wranglers, has been known to ride orcas naked and she wore meat dresses long before Lady Gaga made them fashionable, but one of her lesser known hobbies is stalking dermatologists. It’s more of an obsession than a hobby, really. One fine day, while riding the orcas, Miss […]

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GISHWHES Week is Upon Us!

I’ve been silent for the summer, but G.I.S.H.W.H.E.S. (Greatest Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) has brought me out of hiatus, much like the actors prepping for the fall season. So far, I’ve taken power tools to artichokes and duct taped a toilet. This is all par for the hunt and way more fun […]

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Top 10 Items In My Fantasy Armory

Dragon. duh. (firebreathing. double duh.) A spinning orb. We don’t know what it does yet, but it spins like mad in the presence of Cheetos. A singing sword, but it only sings lullabies One disgruntled former cookie elf. He knows the secret ingredients… Throwing stars that apparate and can kill across dimensions Daggers that respond to […]

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The Fifth Coin Updates

  Revisions, revisions. Through Author Accelerator, I’ve been working on the revision of a very rough draft of my Urban Fantasy “The Fifth Coin” (working title). Lexie has been living as a magically untalented waitress hiding her one, true unsanctioned talent from the Magic Commission, who would labotomize her to learn about her ability. Late […]

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