Trick or treat…? How to frighten away your in-laws: You should pretend that you’ve become a zombie and be making breakfast one morning, but just moving the dishes from one side of the sink to the other. Then when they come in, you can sloooooowly turn around and show them your fake-blood face and then […]
Welcome back to Day #2! Thanks for stopping by the Extravaganza. If you have not already, then go ahead and enter into yesterday’s giveaway. And, if you’re confused by what to do, then read through the instructions. What’s the big announcement? Here’s a run-down of my Big News (and no, I’m not pregnant).
So, here’s how this is gonna work. There will be a new Extravaganza prize every day of this week, so come back daily to enter the drawing for that day’s prize. I will draw names from a hat next week! (And anyone from any nation can enter — I’m not in North America, so I […]
Lo, the weary traveler returns. From Provencal sunshine to German snow. Yes, that’s right, folks. October 20th marks the first snow of the year… I am not ready for this! We barely had a summer this year, had an even shorter fall, and now it’s winter again! WAH! ::bangs fists against desk in dramatic temper […]
It’s been almost a year since I first made my 13 blogs all novelists should follow, and I decided an update was needed. While those 13 blogs are still invaluable resources to the aspiring writer, I’ve come across many more to peruse. Besides, don’t we all want more excuses to surf the internet and avoid […]
I’m a musical person. I listen to music for artistic inspiration; I listen to music to keep my exercise stamina strong; and I listen to music because I like it. Duh. When people share music with me, I enjoy that — even if I may not like the music they suggest, I still appreciate the […]
I read this blog post by Juliet Marillier (one of my favorite writers when it comes to romance and love), and it inspired me to follow up on an old post of mine. Writing Self-Esteem. We all suffer from highs and lows, and not even the writes who are multi-published, have quit their day job […]
I am in the FLOW with my revisions. C’est fantastique! Je ne peux pas arrêter! In fact, I have a new theme song that’s keeping me rocking and motivated as I wrap up The Spirit-Hunters for the Great Agent Hunt.
The Wussy Scientist Sees Something Pretty April 10, 2008 I smell like shark guts. Oh well. It’s only 2 more days until I get to shower. That’ll be nice.
Like many writers, I listen to music for inspiration. Most of the time, I don’t actually listen to music as I write — I’m too ADD to focus on the words at my fingertips and listen to Rimsky-Korsakov. I do, however, listen to music while I plan my stories. When I’m in the midst of […]