A tea-related rant that rhymes

A random tea-related rant from a couple years ago that I wanted to salvage before closing down my previous FB profile. It also happens to rhyme.  You’re welcome 😛 FYI, the original version was written on paper, and pinned meaningfully to the cupboard. *** My dear Gareth Dean I cannot help but observe The vast tons of... Continue Reading →

A year of short stories

About this time last year, I started trying to figure out how to write short stories (inspired in no small part by reading Darby Harn's short fiction via Absolute Write.) I wanted to know they worked, how the fit together, how writers managed to put complete arcs in such low word counts. Since last July,... Continue Reading →

Getting Published: Some Hard Stats

Two full requests out with two different publishers. Not quite a year since I decided to start writing and Finish That Book--this is amazing progress, and I'm really happy. I have yet to hear back from Cornerstones--they may also provide me with more options. I am pretty confident at least one of these three routes... Continue Reading →

My Letter to Cynthia Voigt (circa 2010)

Dear Mrs. Voigt,                 I am writing to you in the hopes of being able to express how much I cherish your Kingdom series, in particular the third book, The Wings of a Falcon.                 I first read Falcon when I was eleven, in a small and recently-established private school in Hong Kong. (We had... Continue Reading →

Progress

There's very little left to do for sections 1-3. Even my paid editor isn't making sweeping changes, and my betas are only doing tweak corrections as they go. And now, today, since my kids are sick and the baby's slept almost the entire day, I've somehow managed to complete a rough draft for the entirety... Continue Reading →

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