Okay, so I know very few of you have read the most recent novel, FLAWED (the novel formerly known as THE PINK BANDANA GIRLS)–especially since it only just went out to my betas and CPs–but I’m gonna post the playlist here anyhow. Why, you ask? Well, personally, I’m constantly on the lookout for new (to […]

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Grammar, Em Dashes, and a Cameo

As anyone who’s glanced at my Twitter feed during the editing phase will know, I have a slight em dash problem. Like my other writing tics (I have a whole list), it’s a problem I clear up during revision, and then I complain about it on Twitter. Elizabeth Ditty, one of the Evil Cabal, just […]

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Why I Changed My Mind

Listening to: Kings of Convenience, “Power of Not Knowing” Note: After I write this, I am fully prepared to go into hiding and save myself from the Evil Cabal of Evil Alter Egos, who are all going to KILL ME. So, uh…I decided not to do NaNo. Now wait, before you pile on…this is a […]

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PIE! (and other things)

Listening to: KaiserCartel, “Favorite Song” (This song is so adorable & sweet, I recommend you give it a listen) Here’s the pie from last Thursday’s Fall Bakeoff on Twitter. Apple with a crumb topping. It was pretty good, but I’ll do a few things differently next time. Thinking of making another one this week, and […]

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This & That

Ugh. I’ve been down with the DeathCold* for about a week. Finally starting to feel like a human being again, as opposed to a massive hulking CoughSniffleSneezeMonster, as of this morning. I have a million things on my to-do list,** because I’ve been slacking (read: sleeping and/or sitting on the couch watching Buffy marathons and […]

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Polish Wedding

Listening to: Silversun Pickups, “Panic Switch” Every region, I suppose, must have different wedding traditions. I’ve only been to one wedding outside of Pennsylvania (my half-brother’s wedding in Florida), so I can’t be 100% sure about this, but it seems like a natural side effect of that whole “melting pot” thing. I never saw the […]

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The Internet & Publishing

It hasn’t, in the grand scheme of things, been that long since I started writing my first novel and stumbled over to the Internet, about halfway through, because I suddenly wondered what to do with the thing. And yet so much has changed since then. When I started querying that first novel, I needed a […]

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Frog Blogging

Listening to: Paramore, “That’s What You Get” So I’ve been doing something a little out of the ordinary lately. Frog-handling and frog-sitting. I know this photographer from my time down at the cafe where I write, and his latest project revolves around frogs. He shoots them with flowers, vegetables, fruits, and various miniature items. Of […]

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Listening to: The Thermals, “Now We Can See” I picture a couple of yodelers calling that post title out from a mountaintop like in the old Ricola commercials. Okaaaay…moving on. Finished the first draft of PINK BANDANA GIRLS last week. Damn, did that feel good. All told, it took me just as many months to […]

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