General Insanity

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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Month of Letters

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 | 0 comments

Month of Letters

Hello friends! I’m doing a challenge in the month of February to mail an item every day the mail goes out. This made me realize I do not have nearly enough people whose addresses I know to fulfill this solemn responsibility. If you have a mailbox and you would like me to send some sort of paper product to you: please fill out this form. I promise not to use these addresses for anything more nefarious than sending mail which hopefully will make you smile. And who knows, you might even get mail from some exotic location (like Wisconsin!) along my route as I drive across the country at...

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Merry Merry!

Posted by on Dec 25, 2014 | 0 comments

Merry Merry!

Two days before Christmas I got one of my short stories back from the eighth market I had sent it to. It wasn’t a surprise. The story is a little weird, and funny only on the darkest way, and to add more difficulty it was a holiday-themed fantasy story. Since holiday stories have such a short shelf life (I mean who really wants to read a Santa story in January?) I started to wonder if I should just table the story for a few months before sending it around again. In the end, the story is just too quirky and strange to easily find a home so I decided to make it a Christmas present for...

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