As a child, I attended Catholic school. One of the nuns who taught me said we should never participate in April Fool’s pranks because the Romans started it when they made fun of Jesus on his way to the cross. I took it as true in those days, but recently I thought maybe I should check it out. Did Snopes go back that far? Continue reading “April Fool’s History”
The majority of Romance Writers are female. Even the Male/Male romances are predominately written by women. Getting the male characters in a romance to sound like authentic, manly men is something of an issue. And the fact that I live with a sweetheart of a man who cries when he hears certain songs doesn’t help my writing skills any. Continue reading “He Versus She”
The Universe seems to hate people who have weight problems. Whether your ancestors came from cold regions where keeping extra weight on meant you would live through the winter or from extremely hot regions where you walked and danced and hunted daily so fat never had a chance, here we all are in the modern world and those genes are about to kill us all. But cheer up! Here are some fun things to keep you healthier.
I had another amazing meeting with my local Romance Writers of America chapter. The speaker, Laurie Schnebly Campbell, said something off-handed, however, that opened a tangent door in my brain. I made notes and then went back to her talk. Continue reading “Ever After Versus For Now”
Where was I? Oh, right, books and sex and the right way to do things. I have finished her first book, How Not to Fall, since the last post and I gained insight into her terms. I think. She is a very scholarly person and touches on a lot of social norms. Go read it, it’s great and I look forward to the next opening in my reading schedule so I can read the second one. Continue reading “Emily Foster aka Emily Nagoski, Part Two”
This time last week, I worried about getting a short story finished and submitted, cleaning the house for a party, and doing better by my birds. Then, Friday night, I started seeing a flash of light in my left eye when I blinked. I expected it to go away, but so far it’s still with me. I posted about it on my personal page on Facebook and got reactions from panic (Retina Damage!) to calm and wise (Don’t worry too much but do get it checked out). Continue reading “Life Changes”
I planned to finish my notes from Emily Foster Nagoski’s talk that I started on last Sunday. I planned to finish a short story that is due last week. Er, was due. I planned to have a nice party at my house the Saturday of Daylight Saving Time.
Only one of these three plans happened. I had a party. And then I woke up and someone had stolen my hour. So now I am busily finishing the short story and busily hoping I can get the notes on Emily finished before midnight.
Sorry for the delay. Hope your Sunday is going according to plan. Watch this space for an update today. OR tomorrow. What time is it?