(writing/pendragon) What’s Past is not Always Past

This is a story I wrote for Every Photo Tells – it was their episode 115, and you can listen to it here.  If you aren’t familiar with the concept, it is a podcast where they post a photo every month, and invite folks to write short stories around it.  Then Katharina and Mick read …

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(writing/updates/personal) Good intentions rarely survive the first fight

Because I can mix metaphors with the best!  And seriously, it’s how I’m feeling right now.   Why?   Because I had PLANS for October, dear friends.  PLANS in all capitals.  And real life looked at my plans, patted me on the head, and said, “You’re adorable, did you know that?”   I have a …

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(personal/writing) An update – PG Holyfield Memorial

So I didn’t really write today, although I did read a lot.  Tee Morris (of the Ministry of the Peculiar Occurrences) and I are co-editing an anthology in memory of PG Holyfield, called “Tales of a Tesla Ranger: The Adventures of PG Holyfield” and I was editing stories for that.  I have an original Pendragon …

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(personal) Frost on the pumpkins

33 degrees F this morning in NH, which is not really motivating when you are supposed to get out of bed.  Especially since we haven’t turned the heat on yet.  Man, I love crisp fall apples, but cold fall mornings?  Not so much.   But this change of seasons reminds me that change is always …

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(personal/writing) Not really dead yet

Just quiet.  I’ve been dealing with life, and now I’m sick.  *sigh*  Did I mention that my immune system sucks?  Seriously.  Someone coughs down the street and I get sick.  So when I don’t take care of myself because of other things, I get run down really quickly. And then I get sick. So life …

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(personal) PG Holyfield

              If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I’ve been mourning my friend and fellow author PG Holyfield.  He lost his very brief battle with cancer yesterday at 11:20 pm EST, leaving behind 3 daughters and a lot of friends and family.   I keep writing things and …

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(book review) The Street, by Paul E. Cooley

  I promised some book reviews, so here’s the first!  This is an amazing book.  It is a horrifying, twisted, sick, wonderful book.  I really really really enjoyed this.   The Street, by Paul E. Cooley, (available here with his other amazing books) explores what happens to Sesame Street, the Muppet Show and Jim Henson’s …

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(writing) Thoughts on writing, process, and language

I threatened a rant last week about chat-speak (I loathe it, for the short version of the rant), but as I didn’t have time to write it out when I was annoyed (probably a good thing, come to think of it), it mellowed and got intertwined with some other things.   Namely, this.   I …

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(personal) Upheavals and changes

I love summer.  I love getting out in the sun, swimming, picking berries, going to farmer’s markets, reading on the beach, camping, summer events…. summer is my favorite time of year.  It’s what I look forward to all year.   I do NOT want to spend my summer on crutches with this knee of mine. …

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(personal/con/writing) A magical weekend

I just got back from Brigadoon – I mean, Balticon.  (Please don’t tell me that you don’t get the reference, because then I’ll feel REALLY old.  Just go with it.)  The best place in the world to spend Memorial Day weekend is Hunt Valley, Maryland, at the best con in the world.  No matter how …

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