Random Weirdness

Flesh Market Update

Well, Flesh Market has fallen off the overall bestseller list at All Romance Ebooks, but it’s still climbing the Mystery and Suspense list, which is a nice little boost. I’ve had to put the sequel aside for a bit to work on the Christmas story, and get caught up on schoolwork. Check in tomorrow...

The Most Awesome Science Scholarship Ever

I’m a science geek. I have two degrees, and have worked in some sort of science field for all my career. And this. THIS. This is awesome. The Science Ambassador Scholarship. It’s so amazingly cool. A full tuition scholarship for four years, for women, just for being the person the most excited about the...

Necessary Evils

I have an old horse. Correction: I had an old horse. We put him down this morning. Just typing the words makes the screen blur in front of me and my eyes sting. He was old. I know it was the right thing to do. He only had half his teeth. He was going...

This. Just So Much This…

Ana J. Phoenix sent me this link. If everyone did this, instead of leaving us anxiety-ridden authors to flap in the breeze, we’d be so much saner. And fun to be with. 16 Really Great Things to Text to Your Anxious Buddy/Partner

Been a While…

My last post was about three weeks ago. A combination of depression and anxiety sidelined me starting the first week of August. Talking to other writers and arts-based workers, there seemed to have been a rash of depressive episodes during this month. I’ve always had anxiety–it’s my daily not-so-best buddy. GAD, to be more...

Playing Hookey :)

I’m taking today off. I have to have the synopsis and the first part of the Christmas story in to the editor tomorrow, so I’m working on that.  And I finally opened the books on the last course in my French certificate. It makes me want to stick a fork in my eye, to...

Looks Pretty Nifty!

You can see on the right hand side how Buy This Book Extended looks from the front. The image to the left is what the back end looks like. It’s very simple, though it’s not entirely reliable, at least on my computer, when it comes to saving information. But the basics of the process...

Still Playing With the New Website

I got a plugin, called Buy This Book Extended. It’s in beta, with all the attendant beta issues. You can see what it looks like on the right hand side of this page. If you click on the images, and my website decides to cooperate, buy links and–eventually–a short blurb should pop up. Once...

Flesh Market has left the building!

I tidied up the word files today, attached the manuscript and the synopsis to an email, and sent them both flying off to The Editor in Question. Now I don’t know what to do with myself. I pretty much ate, drank, and slept FM for the past three months. It feels very strange not...

Holy Smokes, It's Hot Around Here!

Of course, that’s all relative–I do live in the frozen north. But they’re talking about 27 degrees celcius tomorrow, which is about 85 farenheit? And humidity. (And all my Southern friends are laughing hysterically at me at this very instant.) It’s also hot because I need to get my entry ready for the Sex...