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Things to do while waiting for #Pitchwars or Query responses

1. Work on your next book. You're not planning to rest on your laurels, are you? 2. Send out another round of queries. Obviously, this doesn't apply to Pitchwars, since that's against the rules, but I recommend sending out multiple queries at once. I usually batch mine in groups of 3-5. It takes about 30… Continue reading Things to do while waiting for #Pitchwars or Query responses

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A Hard Thing

I know this isn't one of my regular blog update days. But I didn't think this could wait. As you all know, we recently became a single-income household--not by choice. We've been doing what we can to rectify the situation, but it hasn't been enough. Right now, we're about $400 short of being able to… Continue reading A Hard Thing

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The Frankenputer lives!

This week has taken a huge load off my shoulders. The wedding dress went off to the bride on Friday, and on Saturday Ash and I attended the Mid Ohio Indie Author Book fair. It was a lot of fun, particularly when a little girl saw Ash's sign for drawings-on-demand and asked how much it… Continue reading The Frankenputer lives!

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Authors in the Wild

It's always exciting when I get to add something to my Events and Appearances page. As of this week, Missouri and I are both confirmed for the Mid Ohio Indie Author Book Expo here in Columbus (well, Grove City. But it's C-bus adjacent). I'll be there with copies of The Spider's Web, and we've also… Continue reading Authors in the Wild

life

The Best Kind of Busy

The last two weeks or so have been insanely busy. I'm not complaining, though. This is the kind of busy I like. Village season is in full swing. I made a new skirt for House Divided, our big Civil War reenactment (pictures...eventually. I have some really bad ones right now, but I'd like to get… Continue reading The Best Kind of Busy

MHMon

#MHMon Guest Post: The Bug-Out Bag

This post was shared with permission by the author from http://succulentdiva.com as part of a series on mental health and creativity. Many thanks to Elizabeth Brown-Shook! If you would like to read the entire post it can be found here.  5 Things I Keep in My Extreme Stress Kit by Elizabeth Brown-Shook Being a stay-at-home… Continue reading #MHMon Guest Post: The Bug-Out Bag

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Best Book/Writing Podcasts on Youtube

Last week I shared my favorite knitting podcasts, and this time I thought I'd show you a few of my favorite book related podcasts. Some of these are just review shows, others concentrate on the craft of writing or on publishing. If you were daunted by the long episodes on the knitting list, fear not.… Continue reading Best Book/Writing Podcasts on Youtube

MHMon

#MHMon Guestpost: Manic Pixie Nothing

If you've just wandered in off the internet, #MHMon (Mental Health Monday) is a recurring feature to talk about staying creative while dealing with mental illness. If you would like more information, or to know how you can participate, check the MHMon tab above.  This month's submission is courtesy of M.K. Anderson.  I’m open about… Continue reading #MHMon Guestpost: Manic Pixie Nothing

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Mental Health and the Evie Cappelli series

The representation of mental health issues (specifically anxiety and depression) are a huge part of the Evie Cappelli series. The very first scene is Evie preparing to leave an in-patient facility, three months after a failed suicide attempt. Throughout the entire series, she struggles not only with the outside influences trying to destroy her, but… Continue reading Mental Health and the Evie Cappelli series

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An apology, a cover, and a really long Twitter thread

Friday was...interesting. Some of you may have noticed a mad scramble as I tried to track down any posted images of THE SPIDER'S WEB. Some of you may not. It all started with Twitter. Well, with a blog post, really. Not mine. You see, last Friday an interview I did with Dianna L. Gunn on her… Continue reading An apology, a cover, and a really long Twitter thread