Sunday, February 28, 2010


Somehow I totally spaced out the last four or five days.  I'm guess I need to write myself a daily checklist so I won't forget to stop by and blog. 

So...for starters...

Thanks for the recommendations.  It's always interesting to see what others like.  Don't know if I've mentioned it or not, but if you like fantasy...check out the Green Rider series by Kristin Brittain.

Next...what did y'all get accomplished this week? What have y'all written or submitted?

Not only did I get some writing done, I just sold another short story.  Mirror, Mirror will be in an upcoming issue of Bewildering Stories.  I'll  let you know more soon as I do.   Needless to say, I'm excited.

And finally, what's on the agenda for this coming week?  What are you planning on getting written?  Where are you planning on submitting, if you are that is?

Now, I'm off to write myself a note to be sure to check in here more often.:-)

Have a great week y'all.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Let's talk books...

Okay guys...

I'm in the mood to read so...what do you suggest and why?

And if you happen to know a good steampunk novel...or even a bad one, mention it. 

My suggestion is Steamed by Katie MacAlister.  It's a steampunk romance...  Not my usual fare but I liked the world.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Goals for the Week

Time to get our week planned. 

What y'all got on the agenda?

Me, I have to tweak story I sold Friday and send it back to editor, and work on novel.  But I also want to work on a short and get it sent out. 

Do tell....

Friday, February 19, 2010


It's been a strange week here but I have made more progress on novel revisions.

Plus, Tuesday night while chatting with my publisher we happened to get on the topic of romance novels and I had to whine about the one I have languishing away because it doesn't follow the typical "romance" formula required by the vast majority of romance publishers.    Wow, what a run on sentence!  Should I fix it or not???  Nah...not this time.  

Anyway, after much discussion I pulled out the old synopsis for it and sent it to her.  Not long after, I got a definite, "Yes, I want this book." from her.  So...since it's been sitting for about 4 years it needs to be worked on but at least it now has a home.  Needless to say, I'm quite happy.

I've also been working on getting some short stuff that market research.

Now, tell me about your week!

P.S. - I just sold a short story today.  It's been a really good week.:-)

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010


That's right, we all do it sometimes...and sometimes it's fine. Just as long as you don't over do.

Stop by Under the Troll's Bridge for some new ways to procrastinate.  And while you're there...share your favorite method of procrastination with us.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Another Monday...

Time to set goals for the coming week.  So, what do you have planned? 
I've been doing research but plan to get lots of writing done this week. 

Share with us.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Free Romance Writer's Course

I got this in an email today and thought y'all might be interested.  If so, hurry and sign up, there is a limit to the number of students.

Romance Writing Workshop

Also...sign up for a free newsletter and email alerts for when things like this show up unexpectedly.  I promise not to give out your personal info even under threat of chocolate deprivation.:-)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Back it up...

Today's "Back Up Your WIP" day.  So, if you haven't yet, take a few minutes to back up all those things you need to take care of.  You don't want to loose them do you?

Monday, February 8, 2010


Time to get started with the week.  And while I seem to be always running behind, I am making progress.

First, some news.

I'm guest blogging over at The Wulver's Stane about writing lessons from pirates.  Stop by, say hi and check out his blog.  I think you'll enjoy it.

Next, stop by Under the Troll's Bridge.  I posted some really nice markets this past Saturday.  I think you'll enjoy them.  One is an anthology, another is a spec. fic. poetry mag.

Now, what do you have on your platter for this week?  Working on anything special?

Me, I'm still writing and revising dragon novel for my May deadline.  Plus, I've got a short story to ponder and critiques to do for Abandoned Towers.  (I'm on the Editorial Team there.)  (If your short stories are getting rejected and you don't know why, submit to Abandoned Towers.  Each story gets editorial feedback even if we don't accept them.)

Have a great week y'all.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Weekend Update...

Make progress this week?  Get anything written, revised or sent out?  Did you get an acceptance letter or even a rejection letter?

Tell us about it.

Me, I finished my very first ever zombie romance flash fic piece and sent it out to Dreams & Nightmares.  Special thanks go out to my readers and critiquers and the certain individual who shall remain nameless for urging me to send it out.

I also managed to get quite a bit of revision done on the dragon novel.  And that's a good thing since my deadline is the end of May. 

And, while I didn't make it to the final round of the Reading Writer's contest, I'm still happy with where I ended up.  There were 388 entries and my piece made it to the second round with the best 40.

Now, what about you?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I spent most of today either writing or revising.  So, in honor of all that revision, here's some revision links.

10 Helpful Editing Tips

Fiction Editing

Line Editing in 10 Easy Steps

Even if you aren't revising something big, these are some nice tips that apply to short stories also.


And when you take a break today, stop by the Troll Bridge for a brainstorming guest post from The Wulver's Stane.