Posts by Coral

Just a Drabble a Day

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 | 0 comments

Just a Drabble a Day

As I’ve been flailing around trying to figure out how to properly motivate myself, I came upon HabitRPG which is a  cute way to gamify tasks and goals. I have no idea if this will work for me, it’s much too early to tell, but so far it’s a nice way to track writing goals and streaks. There is even a writing guild which offers writing challenges. One of those was a neat idea I thought I’d share. On DeviantArt there’s a 100 Theme Challenge that offers five lists of simple themes. The goal associated with this is to write a ‘drabble’ for each theme a...

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Motivational Sneaker

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 | 2 comments

Motivational Sneaker

I’ve been struggling to find motivation to write lately, so I thought maybe looking at things a different way would help. I pulled up my submission statistics and I was pretty impressed with what I found! 2013 2014 2015  Total Submissions 5 39 15 59 Personal Rejections 1 8 2 11 Total Rejections 4 36 7 47 Acceptances 0 3 1 4 Pending 0 1 7 8 These only reflect short story submissions as my novel queries are counted on a separate site. I was pleased to see that I’m on pace for 45 submissions this year. That seems a reasonable goal, especially considering much of February and March...

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Oh My Darlin’

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 | 0 comments

Oh My Darlin’

(I’m testing out some new posting apps today so apologies of this spams all my social media in an awful way, though I’m hopeful it will not.) I’ve been slacking on blog posts, yet again. Mostly, I think, I just haven’t had much to say. Everything in the new house is going well. We spend a lot of our spare time exploring the area so that’s probably part of the reason for less posts, and writing in general, on my part. The big news I have to share is a new member of our household. Those who follow me on Twitter of Facebook have likely seen her already, but this is...

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My Thoughts On The Hugo Kerfluffle

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 | 0 comments

My Thoughts On The Hugo Kerfluffle

My apologies to those of you reading this who don’t know the backstory of the situation with the 2015 Hugo Awards. I’m not going to provide links for one reason: I can’t find any that are sufficiently non-partisan to refer you to and I’m uncomfortable with offering either side. I encourage you to either skip this post or if you’re curious to Google 2015 Hugo Award Ballot yourself and sift through with your own filter. I’ve been chewing on the Hugo ballot for nearly a week now to figure out my views on it. I’ve read plenty of both sides. More than...

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My Six Cents On Diversity

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 | 0 comments

My Six Cents On Diversity

I’m sure you’re wondering how I have the audacity to offer six cents worth of my opinion rather than two. Well, inflation is a bitch.  I’m probably going to say a lot, and hopefully some of it will even make sense. I’m taking a class starting tonight with Mary Robinette Kowal and K. Tempest Bradford on Diversity and Narrative that I’m excited about, but it got me thinking today about the topic of diversity in general. This is a topic pretty near to my heart, and I’ve even ranted about it on this very blog a time or two. Today I’m going to tackle two...

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