It's that time of year again, where we give. And get. If I were a better person, I'd list here all the wonderful ways to give. But I'm not a "better person." I'm barely your average good person. So instead, I've decided to post my wish list. Just in case anyone's looking to please me. I… Continue reading My Wish List
Physics has never appealed to me. Stuff like the greater universe or atom splitting or time travel only mildly piques my curiosity (probably because I can't even comprehend it). But now suddenly I'm scouring the internet for articles on the space-time vortex and definitions of what exactly a time warp is. Why?This is why: … Continue reading Page 150 Time Warp
I've had the kind of week after which perfectly sane women pack their bags and hop on a plane. You know, the kind where you're ready to leave everything, forever. Because one more second spent living your particular life will short-circuit your wiring, causing an extremely toxic and messy meltdown. Five hours ago, I was… Continue reading The Shortlist Cure-All
"So, Mr. Misogynist Editor, you're afraid of strong women, huh?" I purr the words at him, the point of my dagger resting on his nose. Sweat trickles down his fat forehead over the pitted surface of his cheeks and drips off his chin. "What on Earth is there to be afraid of?"Flash of metal while… Continue reading Dames and Daggers
I am woman. Hear me roar.This week I stumbled across articles and tweets that woke the beast in me. Right now, the beast is pacing and growling and gnashing its teeth. Time to let it loose. Or at least loosen its leash a bit. What I want to do is rip through and tear up… Continue reading The Lion Sleeps No Longer
A while ago I sent an early (read: way too early) draft of my current novel to my agent. A week later I got a note back saying, "You know we love love love you and your work, but--"Crap.Okay. The draft had some issues. I agree. And the biggest problem I had (and have always… Continue reading Character Flaws
My anatomy is a bit different from others'. No, my head isn't screwed on backwards or anything like that (but with little kids in the house that could be convenient). It's my brain. From what I can tell, it has the consistency of chewing gum -- sometimes things just get stuck there and I need… Continue reading Anatomical differences: An ode to my critiquing group.