I’ve been meaning to post these all week, so here’s some pretty flowers to get you through the weekend: Crocuses! Another Crocus! Hyacinth on my Windowsill! There. I love spring, although I’ll admit it seems to increase my exclamation point usage. =) -K.Read More Spring Flowers
Now I’m just making crap up (see title). I’m thinking about starting a new feature on this blog, one that will be rolled out next week. I haven’t yet decided if it will occur on Mondays or Fridays. I’ll make that all-important decision this weekend, and on Monday I’ll introduce the new feature. Speaking of […]Read More Randomnia Miscellanea…uh…Ergo Sum?
Oh. My. Gah– May 25. Post Office. Star Wars Stamps. Is it nerdy that I’ve already put this in my cell phone calendar? Nah….Read More The Nerdiness is Strong With This One….
Oh, it’s a tragic story, and one that has been told many times before. Alas, I’m going to tell it again. Girl writes novel. Girl, while writing novel, inevitably falls in love with novel and characters therein. Several months of joyous writing fly by, every one of them packed to the brim with sweet memories. […]Read More When the Flame Dies
Over at Diana’s blog, she’s talking about querying agents with a new work when you’ve submitted another to them in the past. As with her, it never occurred to me not to submit my new work to the agents that rejected the last, whether it was a form rejection or a reject of requested material. […]Read More Running out of agents?
Day/Time: Saturday nightSetting: Bowling Alley Surroundings: In the alley to our right, a family of four with two small children. In the alley to our left, a couple in their early twenties. Kristy out loud (upon getting a gutterball): Dammit, dammit, dammit!Kristy to herself: Hmm, maybe I should watch my language when there are kids […]Read More In Kristy’s Head at the Bowling Alley
Today, March 21, is the second annual World Down Syndrome Day. If you haven’t had the joy and frustration of knowing and loving someone with this condition, then you are looking at if from the outside. Let me give you a tour of that love. As an older sibling, it means, first and foremost, sacrifice. […]Read More Celebrate the Angels
This is pretty much what I dream about at night…having friends who share such an important part of my life, understand why it’s important, and make it even more fun. Alas, I am stuck in the middle of Pennsylvania, and while I have many friends, none of them quite get my fascination with YA. And […]Read More I Heart YA: Episode 2 – NYC
Two things* the public should know, just in case: I heard voices in my head last night as I drifted off to sleep. The voices of my characters. Most people might think I’m crazy, but this is a good thing. If they’re in my head, then I must be in their heads. Still, it’s a […]Read More A Public Service Announcement
Gather ’round, children, and I’ll tell you a tale of disappointment, incompetence, and woe. Back on November 3, 2006, my husband used 1800flowers.com to send a birthday bouquet to his grandmother. He ordered the flowers to be delivered the same day. Now, I know what you’re thinking–he should have ordered them sooner. Well, yes, perhaps […]Read More The Tale of the Sad Flowers