Oh, goodness, I’m ready to put this shortlist together and start on the next set of books. A lot of sequels and fun Romances waiting in the queue. I don’t know why I didn’t get much reading done but I had fun. Shall we get started? Continue reading “Tweet What You Read for January”
Hold the phone! If that hurts, get a headset. But what I really mean is, look at this chair! The Backstrong C1 by All33, a design company that you can learn all about at the link above. Now I expected this thing to go for a couple thousand, but $800 and $700 depending on the materials you choose is the price. Dude! Continue reading “Ergonomics Part 1.5”
Most writers are aware that Romance Writers of America tripped over their own diversity goals in December and got a serious rug burn. That burn showed the board the error of their ways and allowed them to straighten the goals a bit and crank back the actions they took against a perfectly wonderful author. Read all about it if you are not up to date. Continue reading “The Clouds Are Parting for RWA”
Note: The tumult with Romance Writers of America has bumbled on with no real resolution. A whole page and a half of publishers have stated that they cannot risk publishing authors who are connected to RWA at this time. My own chapter has sent a letter to the Board outlining what they need to see before they can continue to be part of the organization. Everyone seems to agree that the President of the board needs to step down or be removed. I’m not sending in my dues until I see this happen. I didn’t want to spend the whole blog talking about it, but some people don’t get the updates. Now you know. Continue reading “Writers Need Ergonomics”
When I first became a writer and member of Romance Writers of America (we’re on hold with that right now) I asked an editor if they accepted Christmas holiday romance stories for anthologies and stand-alones. She said, no, pretty much you had to be invited to write for one and to submit it. That didn’t stop me from writing them. In fact, I have published one in serial form in this blog some years back. Continue reading “Must be the Mistletoe”
Starting with this first Thursday in January 2020, I am going to gather tips from the far reaches of the Intertubes that will help any writer to be more productive. We are so easily distracted and when we come down to a deadline, we almost never use our time wisely. So let’s get looking and see what treasures await the pure of heart, the strong of spirit, and the rest of us jokers. Continue reading “New Year, New Words”
I’ve lost a lot of friends and loved ones over the last decade or so. Cancer has been the big villain in these losses. My mother-in-law, a bunch of coworkers, friends, and my darling dog, Tilda. After Tilda died of cancer of the spleen, which 1 in 3 dogs in the United States will have, I had the most difficulty recovering. Every ache or pain had me asking, is this my cancer? Even though cancer doesn’t run in my family I thought my time would be up soon.