A-to-Z Challenge: E is for Endings

Everything has a beginning and an ending. Sometimes an ending is a beginning. Sometimes, it’s just the end. Some endings bring us sadness. Some are bittersweet. Others are full of promise. I didn’t intend on using ‘Endings’ for ‘E’. I cycled through elephants and elves, everything and escalators. Nothing really spoke to me. With the deadline for this post creeping up, I knew I had to settle on a word and soon. About then, I realized what a chore searching …

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A-to-Z Challenge: D is for Dog

  “Among you, you have taught me more of true loyalty and patience and courtesy and divine forgiveness and solid sanity and fun and a hundred other worth-while lessons, than all the masters I have studied under.” ~Albert Payson Terhune Writing is one of those things I have a compulsion to do. When I tried not doing it, I was miserable. Dogs, are my passion. When I did not have them in my life, I …

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A-to-Z Challenge: C is for Cats

I have to. I will be plotted against if I do anything otherwise. I cannot use creativity or crows (though I really wanted to use the latter, having had a once-in-a-lifetime experience with said birds). I cannot use coffee (without which, first thing in the a.m., those around me would find themselves in peril). I cannot, if I chose to continue life as I know it, use any other word beginning with ‘C’ other than …

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Resurrection Cover Reveal

It’s cover reveal time for my writer peep Tanith Frost and her new urban fantasy Resurrection, the first book in her Immortal Soulless series. I had the honor to read some of this back when Tanith was first drafting it. I loved it then and it’s even better now. I didn’t have time to write up a proper review, but let me tell you this much. Resurrection offers up vampires with not even a hint of glitter. It’s one …

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Breaking the Silence

Yeah. I slipped off the blogosphere again. Life busyness and a case of the ‘meh’ which I hate to get into because it always sounds like I’m whining, and that’s not me. In any case, shortly after coming up with an idea for a weekly post series, I poo-pooed it because the meh convinced me it wasn’t worth the effort. After a little chat with the always-there-for-a-kick-in-the-butt ReGi, she convinced me to go ahead with it. …

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We All Scream for Ice Cream

No surprise to many, I’m a chocoholic. Also, I like ice cream. Chocolate ice cream. Either plain or with other yummy things included. These days, however, I’m also obsessed with removing sugar and processed foods from my eating regime. I’ve done pretty good. I even passed up chocolate cake for desert at Easter dinner, and didn’t even miss it. Not only did I amaze myself, but the in-laws thought I was sick. Thankfully, there are a gazillion creative …

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Writing is Not My Life

That title was hard to write. Equally hard to admit. Exponentially harder to accept. I wish it was otherwise, and continue to work toward a time when it will be. That time is, unfortunately, not now. The cold truth of it hit me as I drove from one plant to the other for a meeting at the dayjob. I think a lot while I’m behind the wheel, and I was going over the Mental List of …

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A Bumpy Start to the Week

Oops, there it ain’t. Looks like I dropped the ball on my post-a-week promise. Damn. Apologies all around. So, did anyone try the fudge recipe? It’s good right out of the freezer, but I found the way I like it best is after it’s been sitting in my lunch bag for about 8 hours. It melts as soon as it touches your tongue. Mmm-mm-m. Not very fudge-like, but oh-so-tasty. I know I mentioned I might share the non-cheese cheesecake recipe, but …

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Who Doesn’t Love Fudge?

I’m sure there are some of you who don’t. Truly, though, you needn’t read on if chocolate and fudge isn’t your thing. HOWEVER, if it’s only not your thing because you (like me) are trying to cut out sugar and eat more raw, wonderful food, then stick around. You have to understand, writers tend to be a bit sedentary. Job hazard and all that. Many, like moi, try to make changes to our lifestyles and eating …

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How Authors are Like Pumpkins

I was flipping around several ideas to regale you with this week, when a rejection graced my in-box. I scowled at it. I had queried the publisher about that particular short story a few weeks ago, which was a few weeks after their stated expected response time. I realize editors are busy people and always want to give them a little lee-way. I was told the story was “still under consideration!” Whoa! I mean, under consideration. With a …

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