A few nights ago, we were heading to bed when my husband said, “I like your laptop.” Yeah, seemed like a non sequitur to me, too. Then he added, “It’s like you smashed something in there, and all the ideas are squishing out.” Ahh… Not a total non sequitur after all. He’d just evicted the cat from our dog Fritz’s crate (Ninja loves Fritz’s new bed, and the pit bull is too much of a wuss to kick him out), and the crate is directly behind my desk where rests my frilly laptop.I’ve previously confessed my love of/unhealthy addiction to the Post-Its that ring my laptop and cover my desk and a good portion of my bulletin board (Peeking at Process). I try to purge them when I’ve wrapped up a book, but apparently I didn’t do a very good job … [Read more...] about Return of the Lunatic (Post-It) Fringe: More Writer’s Notes to Self
Archives for September 2017
You know when there’s something going on that’s so cool, you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep for thinking about it? That was me this week. Seriously. Nothing to do with Rosh Hashanah (Happy Jewish New Year!) or the first day of autumn, the only holidays that appear on the calendar next to my desk. And I’m a little old and it’s a little early to be excited for Christmas, although I'm prepared to be contradicted on my next trip to Home Depot or Target. (On the early for Christmas part, not the old part; I should be so lucky.) Nope, this is all excitement about writer work stuff. I hope to drop the teaser and share some real news with you in the next few weeks, but for right now, it’s still early days, and you … [Read more...] about The Alchemical Abode that is a Writer’s Mind, with a Mini Automotive Magpie Moment
I'm thrilled to share that Founder, Book Two of the Appalachian Dead Hollow Trilogy is alive—mwah-ha-hah! (It is a thriller with a touch of the supernatural.) Or yay! Whichever. :) You can read a Preview and find purchase links here. Remember, this is a true trilogy, not just a series, so do not read Book Two without first reading Book One, Prodigal. Which seems like a perfect segue… I haven’t done any Magpie Moments posts in a while (bits about real-life moments I snatched up and tucked into my fiction), and I thought this might be a good time for a light and fluffy one. Or perhaps a yummy, frozen one:Adam disentangled his arm from the blankets and reached for JJ’s hand. “What’s [your daughter’s] favorite ice cream?” JJ laughed. … [Read more...] about Magpie Moments: Charlie Brown—More Than Just a Comic Character
That’s right—only four more days until Founder is released! I think. Am I the only one who’s never sure how to count the number of days until something happens? Do you count the current day? And do you count the anticipated day of the event? If not, that’s a potential two-day error over a four- (or three- to five-) day span… Yeah, I might be getting a little frazzled. This past week involved a lot of last-minute formatting and uploading and re-uploading and looking at my router saying, Really? Is that all you’ve got? (And no, I’m not in data restriction yet; I just have satellite internet in the boonies.) I believe the final, fully edited version of the ebook is ready to go on all platforms on September 12th, and—barring anything crazy—the … [Read more...] about Focusing on the Finish Line: Founder Imminently in Your Hands (or Ereaders)! Preview, Anyone?