"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.
I sat on the couch last evening with a huge bowl of popcorn and a new download on my Kindle.And woke up this morning with puffy eyes and a blotchy face.Let's get this straight: I'm not a reality fiction reader. I know that there's this backlash against paranormal in the YA world right now and… Continue reading Surprise, surprise