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Monthly archives for February, 2008

For Your Weekend Wandering…

For Your Weekend Wandering…

“Writing, I think, is not apart from living.  Writing is kind of double living.  The writer experiences everything twice.  Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind.”           Catherine Drinker Bowen Image from my friend’s blog.  You can explore–he has wonderful images and writes beautiful poetry.  Wide Eyed Wanderer.  Today, […]

Follow the Sparks

Follow the Sparks

“There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”  —– Unknown Author   Karen Mahoney brought up an excellent subject in the comments of my last post. She wanted to know what I really thought about writing the second in a series when the first hasn’t been sold. I’ve […]

Tricky Tricky

Tricky Tricky

I’m writing my first series.  I’ve written six, no seven now, complete manuscripts, but I’ve never taken one of the stories further into another book.  I’m quickly learning that it’s a tricky process.  You have to give some info from the last book and you simply can’t have info dumps.  Boring. Making the story a […]

A Favorite Re-Posted

A Favorite Re-Posted

This was one of the first posts on my Blogger blog.  Thought it would be fun to visit again with all the new readers.  And wow, the numbers have been up lately.  Welcome!  And since there are so many, how about a collective get well wish for my cat, Saber?  He’s been lethargic and ill […]

Being Conscious of Living

Being Conscious of Living

“I must write it all out, at any cost.  Writing is thinking.  It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.”        Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Pointless Ramble–Except for Mus...

Pointless Ramble–Except for Music!

I like WordPress, especially now that they’ve upped the amount of “free” space for images.  I have tons of images stored here and they’re only using up 3 percent!  I also like that I can put anything I want on the tabbed pages above.  I get a lot of traffic to Valen and the Norse. […]

Gotta Love That Click

Gotta Love That Click

I have always been able to jump into a new story and fire off three decent chapters right away.  For some reason, BOAA, the second in my urban fantasy series has been giving me fits.  I’ve written the beginning several times now and still, something was off with the story. I set aside the laptop and pulled […]

Officially Hit RESTLESS!!

Officially Hit RESTLESS!!

I read Wil Wheaton’s blog and he and I are feeling pretty close to the same right now.  I don’t have his uh, really gross after-symptoms from my surgery, but I need to get out of here! So, you guys get a “sort of” mini rant today. 😉 I’ve picked the pay-work back up and […]

Valentine Hodgepodge

Valentine Hodgepodge

   How about a bunch of strange Valentine’s Day offerings?  Who wants the same old boring stuff.  Well… except for chocolate.  Rachel sent me some of these for my surgical recovery and I made the hubby go out and get more since they go away after VDay.  The ones she sent are filled with white […]

Store Stuff and Rachel’s Post

Store Stuff and Rachel’s Post

It’s been a little while since I added new designs to the Snark. Can you tell I was in a mood when I made this new one? It’s called Risky and Stupid. I also moved this design into its own section.  Called I Sleep With the Good Ones. And I moved this one to a […]

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