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A Love Letter To The Killing

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 | 0 comments

A Love Letter To The Killing

Dearest The Killing, I really didn’t think I needed yet another cop drama in my life. Honestly, I thought it was the last thing I needed. I’m sick to death of them. Every time I see an ad for a new one I groan. That all ended when I decided to try The Killing while looking for something to watch while crocheting. I picked you because I thought you wouldn’t demand too much attention. I was so, so wrong. You are sometimes difficult to watch. Actually, you’re almost always difficult to watch, but in the best way possible. Complicated, meaty characters who constantly...

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How I Defeated The Dreaded Internet Rabbithole

Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 | 0 comments

How I Defeated The Dreaded Internet Rabbithole

I have come to you today to tell you about how I have triumphed over the black hole that is the internet. <ahem> Okay, it may be a little early to celebrate, but I’m so excited about this change I’ve made and the fantastic results that I wanted to share it anyway. Last week I listened to a podcast by K. Tempest Bradford all about how to eliminate distractions so you can get your work done. I don’t know about you, but this is a problem I have. I’ll sit down to ‘work’ and then surface from some morass on the internet four hours later (or even more!)...

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Getting Under the Skin

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Getting Under the Skin

I’m so very pleased to welcome the newest member of my fiction family: Skin Deep. This story is a Contemporary Erotic Romance with BDSM elements. The first in a series called Secrets at Midnight put out by Evernight Publishing, Skin Deep is about finding love in the aftermath of pain and loss. Here’s the blurb: Mirabel Soto disconnected herself from the many people and places that triggered memories of her husband following his death. She’s avoided everything that might remind her of him for three years and never looked back. Until the owner of Midnight, the BDSM club they...

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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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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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