Beginnings and Endings and Other Assorted Ramblings

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As stated before, I tend to get melancholy at the end of the year, which is just another way of saying I have to go back to work tomorrow and that makes me rather pissy. I’ve had a week or so off now, and while I did get some writing done, it certainly wasn’t as much as I could have. Which is fine. I think that for newbie writers in particular, it’s very easy to get swept up in the rushing need to be “on” all the time. (At least, it does for me).  Even when I started working in an office, I found myself feeling guilty for spending any free time doing anything other than work…as though I was less than I could be if I wasn’t “being productive.” I’ve tried to break that cycle a bit over the last few weeks – attempting to ease down from the… Read more

Separated at Birth? or How I *Really* Got My Agent

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So, of course I get a lot of questions these days as to how I got my agent. Was it the contest wins? My Hello Kitty mouse? The sheer and utter brilliance of my query? Probably some random combination of all of the above, but more to the point, Colleen and I apparently own the same cats. Case Study #1) Stinkyboy and Buddycat belong to Colleen: This is Stinkyboy (nicely lifted from Colleen’s Flickr account). And this is Buddycat (also taken from Colleen’s Flickr account). Case Study # 2) Killian and Jake belong to me. Killian from this morning. He has food on his nose and doesn’t look very happy about being photographed. He’s a grumpy old thing. And here is Jake. Who tends to preen a little more for the lens. He is less grumpy in general, although a bit more shy around people. Coincidence? I think not. Clearly… Read more

W00t! I have an agent!

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I would like to announce that I am now being represented by Colleen Lindsay of FinePrint Literary Management. Let the games begin. 😉… Read more