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2015 In Review

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 | Comments Off on 2015 In Review

2015 In Review

First, Happy New Year! I’m not much of a resolution maker, mostly because that sort of motivation really doesn’t work for me. Instead, I thought I’d make a ‘this is what I did last year’ post to keep myself accountable for 2016. Submission statistics are thanks to The Submission Grinder which is a fabulous tool for obsessively keeping track of your stories and submissions, if you’re into that, which clearly I am. 2015 Submissions: 89 Acceptances: 2 Form Rejections: 55 Personal Rejections: 17 Compared to 2014 Submissions: 40 Acceptances: 3 Form Rejections:...

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Science Affliction #17

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 | Comments Off on Science Affliction #17

Science Affliction #17

Welcome back to Science Affliction! Why? Mostly because I realized I’d collected enough interesting science stuff and nonsense to fill a post. And I haven’t posted in a while on science topics so it felt like it was time. Un) More than you ever thought there was to know about Pluto. Ice volcanoes! Fast spinning moons! Pluto is even weirder than we thought. It’s going to take about a year for us to get all the data from the Pluto fly-by, and I’m looking forward to what else we can learn from our favorite not-planet-planet. Related, we found a new dwarf planet last week...

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Hey, You Got Some Science In My Fiction

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 | Comments Off on Hey, You Got Some Science In My Fiction

Hey, You Got Some Science In My Fiction

The hubby and I did our usual anniversary thing last week, dinner and a movie. Yeah, it’s a little cliche, but we like movies, and we like food. So why not? Anyway, the dinner was pretty great, and if you are in the Seattle area I can’t recommend The Pantry enough. We had a wonderful dinner chock full of apples with some fun people. But, that’s not why I brought you here, that was just to set the stage for the real purpose of this post. THE MARTIAN IS AWESOME YOU GUYS. Seriously, I’m not even messing around here. If you haven’t seen it yet, go out and get some...

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Happy Birthday, Evernight Publishing!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 | 22 comments

Happy Birthday, Evernight Publishing!

Evernight Celebrates 5 Years of Publishing! Thanks to readers like you, Evernight Publishing has grown by leaps and bounds in five years so they’re pulling out all the stops and throwing an extreme BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION BLOG HOP in your honor! That’s right! It’s Evernight’s birthday but YOU get the presents… Prizes include: Apple Watch Sport NEW Kindle Paperwhite Fitbit Flex Evernight, Amazon, and ARe Gift Certificates Plus, each author on the hop will offer his/her own special prize! I’m honored to celebrate this momentous occasion with Evernight. In addition to Evernight’s big...

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Tales of the Submission Carousel

Posted by on Sep 12, 2015 | Comments Off on Tales of the Submission Carousel

Tales of the Submission Carousel

I was minding my own business this morning, doing my usual Saturday routine of updating my rejections in my submission log (I use Submission Grinder now which I highly recommend) and sending stories back out to new markets when I realized I’d crossed the 100 submission mark.  I stared at my numbers for a few minutes because I couldn’t really believe it. Submissions: 100 Rejections: 81 Acceptances: 5 Now, these numbers are not 100% accurate. I had sent out a handful of submissions before I went off to Viable Paradise in October of 2013, but the stories were just awful and really...

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Nine

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 | Comments Off on Nine

Nine

Nine years ago today I got the call that my brother had passed away. It seems impossible that it’s been that long. So much of what I do every day is because of him, that sometimes I’m sure he must still be a phone call away. The truth that he’s not hurts at the most unexpected times. I wouldn’t be a writer if it wasn’t for him and this blog certainly wouldn’t be here. Writing was his dream; I just kind of stumbled along after him. And so here we are, nine years later: I’ve self-published two novels. I’ve received my master’s degree....

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