Random Weirdness

Milestones

I hit what I would call my first milestone today. It’s been a year and a half since I subbed anything to my critique group, but this morning, I posted the prologue and the first chapter of my FBI Double Lives story. The entire North American population of Monarch butterflies has taken up residence...

Two weeks and counting…

No, I don’t have a release. 🙁 I think you all would have been sick of me by now if I had. I’m in agonies of anticipation just thinking about the possibility. But it’s not yet. Trust me, you’ll know when the day comes. I’ll probably explode. Like this Exploding Kitten. (I bought this...

Oops! Apologies…

There’ll be a Tuesday Tickle. I bought the new computer Tuesday night and went through all the unboxing, discovering the cords don’t all reach in the configuration I first planned, then waiting for updating and syncing and blah blah… Wednesday is a long day–I’m on the road at seven in the morning and don’t...

No Dirty Birds this week either :(

Between trips away and teenager birthday parties, the Birds have been too busy for our usual weekly chat. But next week we’ll be back. In the meantime, expect random posts and excited squees about wordcounts. (over 3K today! That’s huge for me at any time.) I think all the outline work has kicked something...

Still Working on the Outline

Yeah, we’re not Birding this week. Scheduling conflicts. Not next week, either. darn that real life stuff. 🙂 And yes, I’m still working on the outline. Not steadily, or even as a first thing, but the fireman story (which doesn’t have an outline–at least on paper) is moving along swimmingly. 🙂 Right now, I’m...

Adventures in Outlining

Well, I’m not sure how much of an adventure it is. I wrote the outline, put in all the bits and pieces, and I’m still stuck trying to write it. Maybe I need a more detailed outline? But, if that’s the case, why not just write the darn thing? Is there any way to...

It was a good week :)

We were stormed in for the better part of a week. Being your typical introverted author, I loved it. 🙂 A whole week where I didn’t need to go out and wear myself to bit talking to people. A week away from the day job and the crap that’s going on there. And, best...

Cover me, I'm going in!

And by going in, I mean I’m finally screwing up my courage and starting Z. Rider’s Suckers. I’m terrified by horror novels (I’ve still got scars on my psyche from Stephen King’s Dreamspinner). If you’re wondering where to donate for my therapy fund, Zoe’s in charge, since it’s ALL HER FAULT. 🙂 (This was...

New Year's and New Beginnings Blog Hop

The House of Manlove have been talking about all the things we want to do the same, and the things we want to do differently this coming year. 2014 has been very good to us–many of our members were published for the first time, and we’ve developed a fantastic network of authors to go...

Dirty Bird Hiatus

Christmas season is upon us, the US just had Thanksgiving (and all the attendant family obligations), and I’m still drowning in dayjob. So, the Dirty Birds are taking a short break and will be back soon. Before Christmas, but we all need a bit of breathing space right now. In the meantime, I received...