Priorities.

It’s time to prioritize things.  I have a ton of things going on, and some things are going to have to be sacrificed to make time for the things that really, REALLY count.  Here’s my list. 1. Bear.  This includes keeping us healthy, so we can be together for a long, long time. 2. The…

Writing critique group- pt. 2

I just sent my short story along to the woman I met at Dragon*Con.  And now the worrying begins.  *shudder* In other writing news, I’ve been using this spreadsheet to keep track of my writing for the year.  I love it!  It has a lot of the features that I love about the NaNoWriMo counter,…

The mythical, fabled ‘writing group’

This is a magical, fantastical thing that I’ve been searching for for quite some time.  And in the ‘Short and Not So Sweet Stories’ panel, Eugie Foster and several other panelists kept stressing the need to find a good critique group. I really have tried.  I looked online, and mostly found writing communities where you…

My Hero (notes)

I attended a very similar panel last year, but it’s funny how some of the information is exactly the same, and some panelists will have completely different takes on the same topic. Panelists were: –Lynn Abbey–AJ Hartley–Gary Kim Hayes–Diana Peterfreund–Janny Wurts Notes: -Closed-Circle.net-Protagonist is necessary, hero is optional.-Hero tries to do the right thing, usually…

Vampires, Demons, and Werewolves–Oh My! (notes)

This was more an exploration of paranormal fiction and urban fantasy.  It wasn’t such an instructional panel, but I always take things away.  So the notes will be short. Panelists:–Lucienne Diver–Debra Dixon–Nancy Knight–Jana Oliver–Samantha Sommersby–Jennifer St. Giles–Jeanne C. Stein Notes: –Bellbridge Books (team tattoo?)-Jana Oliver- writes about Atlanta demons -How do you differentiate yourself in…

Dragon*Con Debriefing

Favorite things:  I married my Bear.  The video link is here.  I also got to spend time with friends that I only see once/year, saw some amazing writing panels, and got to game with some of our gaming group.  I also possibly found a writing group, or if not, a place to find a writing…

Searching for Trixie

The series of novels I’m working on are very autobiographical.  Or at least, they are autobiographical in that there is a lot of wish fulfillment there for how I would actually like to live my own life. For example, I have a character in my story that is based on what Bear and I would…

Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo

It begins in 8 days! I have a few goals for this time, including working from an outline (not my specialty), updating my wordcount here every day (a la Cherie Priest), and cleaning my room.  That last one will be easy to do as I procrastinate.  I’m going a bit out of order with this…