Everybody’s working on the weekend…

You know you’re a city dweller when… this morning at 7am there were individuals having a music party down in the not-an-alley* behind my building.  And my only thought was “not my choice of music, but not bad” rather than “these crazy kids why’re they blasting music at 7am on a Sunday?”  And then someone […]

Five Status Updates Make a Post

SILVER ON THE ROAD is off to the copyeditor (eeep) and is being over-read for horse and native neep as well, to ensure that I only make the most embarrassing mistakes everyone else also missed… Meanwhile, I’m closing in on the 10% mark of Book #2:  “There was something his charge wasn’t telling him, her […]

State of the Meerkat, Five Things Weekend Roundup Version

1.  Reminder if you missed the earlier announcements: the #‎willwrite2feedothers story for 2015 went live! (but will only remain live for a limited time, so read now!) 2. A sporting thing happened here in town.  There was much swearing and sweating and triumphant heart attack honking and cheering.  If I’d had an actual emotional attachment to this […]

Play “washed-up has-been or bright young thing”?

I find this slightly worrying and at the same time deeply reassuring.   (hint: James Patterson and John Irving both had their break-out novel at my age, and Janet Evanovich was older. None of them were on their first (or second) book.)   Explore the careers of some of the world’s most successful authors. Click image […]

The first Monday of the New Year is for doing EVERYTHING. It says so right on this calendar.

This morning I dealt with a feline sugar crash (perfect timing cat, you couldn’t have done that while at the vet’s tomorrow?) and then delicately hammered out my daily dose of new words- Brassy child, he muttered, not first the first time since she’d issued that threat.  His own fault for teaching her to tie […]

Why I’m me, and not someone else…

Fascinating, and rather depressing conversation happening on Twitter right now about the Great Mostly White Male “most anticipated fantasy books of 2015″ lists dropping now. (the females seen on these lists? Robin Hobb and Kameron Hurley. Both potentially gender-neutral names, and Kameron says she specifically requested that they not put an author photo on the […]

five things make the first workday of 2015….

Things researched: buzzard vs vulture, the weight of a saddle, sleepwalking, bison maturity. Favorite bit written: She couldn’t promise any more, not faithfully. But as the words left her mouth, one of the buzzards lifted its head and swiveled its neck to look directly at her, and the cold sting in her palm faded. Whoops:  escarpment is not […]

New story! and subject to size…

The #willwrite2feedothers story is live! If you like it, great, yay!  :-) If you don’t like it…. did you donate to #willwrite2feedothers? I’m sorry and I’ll try better next year. You didn’t contribute to #willwrite2feedothers? Enjoy your story earned by others. :-P Meanwhile, due to the downsizing of my live/work space, there is no longer a do-board. […]

2015 stretching out in front of us….

And on New Year’s Day I woke up at 10 am…. (well, after getting to bed somewhere around 2am and waking up at 6am to feed and shoot the cats, so it really wasn’t THAT much sleep…) While part of me is sorry not to have been part of Party Central last night (I live […]

Last Day/First Night

I was raised a Jew: I measure things from sunset to sunset. Today is the last day of 2014, but tonight is the first night of 2015. 2014 was…mostly a year of waiting and planning.  But it was also a year of waiting and planning toward a purpose: a new city, a new series, a […]