Family, travel, and research

I've gotten into a bad habit on the weekends, namely: doing stuff. My husband has said I need to quit it, and sit home and relax. He's right, but that doesn't change the fact that I work five days a week, which leaves two to do things in. Like writing, although that's not usually what... Continue Reading →

You Asked for It

As promised, I went through the comments of the two posts where we asked what you'd like to see as future topics. I've done my best to collate the suggestions and put them into a quasi-order. What I didn't include were the calls for changes to the website or requests (and suggestions on how to... Continue Reading →

Another one down

By which I mean another evening mostly vanished in unwinding after work with nothing productive done. I've been on a kind of informal social media vacation for a while now, and don't see that changing for a while yet. It's... nice. See, I'm realizing more and more that my tolerance for stupid is fast approaching... Continue Reading →

B&N for the loss

If you want to see what a sinking corporate ship looks like, you have to look no further than Barnes & Noble. Unlike the Titanic, there is no band playing on the deck as the ship sinks. Instead, the call for "business as usual -- in the 1990's" has gone out. B&N plans to steam... Continue Reading →

He who pays the piper…

...Calls the tune. It’s something people in our profession tend to forget… and not just our profession, of course. It’s understandably confusing if you’re a Big Five traditionally published author. Your publisher is (apparently) calling the tune. Without him or her your tootle-pipe went unheard. That was who your check came from. Pleasing them and... Continue Reading →

Mens sana in corpore sano

You should pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body. Ask for a stout heart that has no fear of death, and deems length of days the least of Nature's gifts that can endure any kind of toil, that knows neither wrath nor desire and thinks the woes and hard labors of Hercules better... Continue Reading →

Where’s Kilted Dave?

Oh no, the kilted one is missing. Have you seen him? His children are running free -- and possibly wearing only hats -- with maniacal little grins on their adorable faces. A search party has been formed but we aren't sure where to start. Next. . . . (Actually, Kilted Dave is up to his... Continue Reading →

Who Stole My Time?

As I write (as usual, the evening before the post goes live) it's approaching the end of my 50th birthday, leaving me wondering where the hell the time went, and who stole it. Inside, I'm definitely not getting old, despite the odd bit of silver in my hair and the aches and pains that come... Continue Reading →

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