I've learned a lot of new terms for things as I write my Cyberpunk novel, and have included a lot of them in my book. It's a challenge to write them in such a way that my readers understand what they refer to without directly explaining it. Characters in the world would obviously know what … Continue reading Futuristic Lingo Quiz
When I was growing up, the video game my brothers and I played constantly was Civilizations III. It was so much fun. We would compete with each other to see who could discover Railroad technology the earliest (I think my older brother holds that record for something like 600 BC but it was awhile ago … Continue reading Risk (why my book is like a Trireme)
Hey there, My life is still crazy as can be with two kids. My son has turned 2, and is potty training and learning how to read already. My daughter is content to wiggle and giggle, but will be crawling soon. As busy as I am, everything is only going to get busier. So for … Continue reading More reading recommendations
A month ago, a tiny little person was placed in my arms and now I can't imagine my arms not being filled with her coos, wiggles, and snuggles constantly. We are all doing well and adjusting to our new normal. Hopefully that new normal includes getting back into blogging. Sorry for the lack of posts, … Continue reading This is why I haven’t blogged lately
Hi all. Sorry for the absence of posts but I've been on vacation. And even though I thought I was going to get a ton written during vacation, including blog posts, I just didn't. Turns out I needed the vacation to truly be a vacation and not be productive. As a working mom who's also … Continue reading How to clean my living room
Save time and money using these techniques to fit more reading into your life.
Breathing in and out creatively, and a quote from Madeleine L'Engle.
I read a quote somewhere a few years ago, (I searched but can't remember where...maybe a Librarian can help me find it someday), that said something along the lines of "We need libraries less than ever before, but we need librarians more than we ever did before." As I'm delving into the crazy world of … Continue reading We need librarians more than ever
Oh the things I could say about this. I've spent hundreds of hours reading and researching and asking for advice about traditional publishing and self-publishing. To me, traditional publishing has always been a bit of a pain. It is slow to publish and slow to pay authors. It plays gatekeeper between readers and writers, often … Continue reading Why I’ve Decided to Self-Publish
I don't know how you can be a writer and not read. And read a lot. Yet that's something I didn't learn about being a writer until much later than I should have. I grew up thinking a writer just wrote stuff from their brain and never thought about putting material back into it to … Continue reading Book Recommendations