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Stormy Night
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Silliness for a Friday afternoon…

Because you haven't lived until you've seen a mustached horse or show-jumping bunnies.

Random stuff…

Only one person bought the farm on Harper's Island last night and I'm bitter about that. I saw the best bookmark yesterday: Don't Judge A Book By Its Movie.  Ain't that the truth? I'm on twitter now.  You can find me here... If you like zombies - and how could you not? - you'll likely get a kick out of this. Over on Bookends, →

You know you’re a cynic when…

I was browsing on duotrope this morning, and I saw a listing for a magazine that said, "Novice and teenage writers are especially encouraged to submit."  Now, in a business that's so exclusive to so many, my first thought probably should have been, gee, that's really nice that they're encouraging young writers to submit to them.  Suffice to say, that →


I don't seem to have much to say lately, so I thought I would post a few interesting links for y'all. First, here's a really good post about dealing with rejection over on Amber Benson's blog. Next, J.A. Konrath asks, Are you confident or delusional? Over on The Swivet, 20 examples of what not to put in your query letter. And while I'm on →

25 Things

I'm blaming Ian for this one, too... 1.  I was born on Friday the 13th, and 13 has always been my lucky number. 2.  My favorite book of all time is Lightning by Dean Koontz, and thanks to three wonderful friends I own an autographed first edition hard cover. 3.  As a kid, my favorite books were The Three Investigators mystery series.  I →

What’s on your agenda?

I've been reading a discussion that's been going on over the last few days in my friend's journal.  I'm not going to name the friend, or link to the journal, because it's an absolute minefield of a topic and I don't want to get into it here.  But it has got me thinking about something else along a similar line. When →

If you don’t have anything nice to say…

...do a book meme. I blame this one entirely on Ian. Here are ze rules: Grab the book nearest you. Right now. Turn to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post that sentence along with these instructions in your journal. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST. The dogs arfed a frantic barking salvo at the avian →

NaNo kicked my ass, and other stuff…

I realize that this post is somewhat long in coming, and not very timely, but I just haven't felt like I had anything worth saying.  Not that NaNo isn't a worthwhile topic, but the fact that I got my ass handed to me again was something of a foregone conclusion, at least in my own mind, and so not really →

Things that make you go Doh!

Over the weekend I gave my latest short story to my mother to read.  I don't give them to her for editing purposes, 'cause, well, it's my mom, and she doesn't really have it in her to be critical of my stuff.  Then, yesterday: Mom: Your story was really great.  I really liked it. Me: Aw, shucks.  (No, really.  I said that.) Mom:  →