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Oct
23

Without Tears

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Element_fuchsiabutterfly Today’s blog is a bit muzzy. I always get a bit discombobulated when I end up doing something for my back (a second round of IV therapy), and it tends to cut into the day. Still waiting to see if the therapy is going to help – I was told it would take 2 or 3 rounds before we really knew anything. I felt really bad in the waiting room though – there was a lovely old lady who was clearly in so much ¬†pain, she actually started crying when the nurse asked her what her pain level was. Except she couldn’t cry – apparently she’d had some terrible fall a few years past and whatever had happened (it was pretty awful, I’m guessing – think she cracked her skull real bad) – it took away her ability to create tears. But I guess she had some sort of recent… Read more
Oct
22

Updates and Sundry

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Participant-180x180-2 Lots of links and catching up to do today, so let me get started. ¬†First of all, I am going to do NaNoWriMo this year! I’ve done it before, but the last few years I was right in the middle of a deadline and couldn’t spare the time, but this year it falls inside a perfect window. I’m working on a new project and I figure it would be a great way to get my ass in gear. If you’re interested in adding me a a writing buddy – I go by mynfel, so feel free to add me. (And I’d love to set up some sort of virtual write-in a few times over the month, so let me know if that’s something you’d like to be part of.) As a follow up to Friday’s bullying post – I admit I wasn’t sure if I should post it. After all,… Read more
Feb
29

Running Out of Words

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phin-read Well, not really. But one of the problems with being a daily blogger is trying to come up with new topics for guest blogs. On my own personal blog I feel like I can pretty much talk about anything. Gaming. Writing. Stupid videos. Naked men. Whatever strikes my fancy at a given moment. But when I’m a guest on someone else’s blog, I usually feel as though I need to deliver something with a bit more quality than just “Hey – funny unicorn humping a dolphin video!” Sort of like going to someone’s house I guess. And of course, then you get like what I had this morning, where I completely forgot I owed someone a guest blog (outside my tour, so I’d neglected to put it on my schedule). And I got an email going “Where is it?” And there’s that little moment of panic and resignation as I… Read more
Feb
27

Let the Wild Rumpus Start!

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wildthings And here we go… First things first – my entire blog tour schedule can be found over at Fang-tastic Books – check it out to see where I’ll be for the next month or so, and enter for a chance to win one of ten copies of A Sliver of Shadow. Second – My Once & Future podcast is now up – go listen and laugh if you like – it was my first one and I was crazy nervous to start with, so I probably sound a bit silly, but it was a lot of fun. (Chance to win either BoD or SoS there, as well.) Third – Go leave a comment at Jeffe Kennedy’s blog for a chance to win a custom drawn BoD or SoS scene/character sketchcard by the fabulous Aimo! Fourth – Check out the top 10 pieces of art inspired by the BoD/SoS series over… Read more
Feb
1

Vision to the Voice

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cathair I finally wrapped up the first chapter of something new the other night. I let a few people read it and the overall feedback was good, but the more I looked at it, the less happy I was. So…I’m starting it over. Which is odd, because I’m a big fan of at least getting a full draft done before I start mucking with everything (otherwise it’s way too easy to fall into the habit of the constant edit/rewrite. I don’t want to go there.) But I do think a story has a better chance at successfully being told if the “voice” is consistent with the muse. Part of my issue may be because I’ve spent three years in Abby’s head. It’s hard for me not to look at a new story and not see her in there. As much as I love writing her, this isn’t her story or her… Read more