Flying the Coop

Going to D.C. to see the Mountain Goats. This is my first trip to D.C., although I’ve driven past it what seems like a thousand times. Looking forward to seeing some cherry blossoms, a monument or two–and, of course, a good show. What is everyone else doing this weekend?

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Breaking the Silence

Regular readers of the blog (all three of you–hi!) may or may not have noticed my reticence in specifying my location. I’ve never hesitated to mention I’m from Pennsylvania, and I’ve referenced my hometown once or twice. But I’ve never specified where, exactly, I live now. That’s about to change. With the upcoming Presidential primaries […]

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Stupid Brain

Listening to: the voices in my head. It’s 2:37 a.m., and I’m awake. Why, you ask? Good question. Ostensibly, my insomnia is due to too much caffeine. Apparently, I’m getting old (the gray hairs that multiply every time my roots start to show agree). But something happened in the three hours I lay awake in […]

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Style and Personality

Listening to: Rise Against, “Life Less Frightening” Yes, it’s been like, a week since I’ve blogged. I’m a bad li’l blogger. I’m at that wonderful stage where I’m querying my previous novel while knee-deep in a new one. I wrote 2000 words the other night, and I’m re-tooling my query letter (with many suggestions from […]

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Thoughts While Querying

Now, Dear Readers, I will take you inside a writer’s head while she performs the age old snail mail querying ritual. For those of you who have been there before, this may sound familiar. For those of you who haven’t–yes, I need medication. I know. And so it begins. This paper feels thin and cheap. […]

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Back Soon

Sorry for the MIA-ness lately. Everything’s fine, just was without internet for 9 days, and am still recovering from the shock. Will update further in the next few days.

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