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Mother’s Day Thoughts

Today is my first Mother’s Day as an official, bonafide mom.  Naturally enough, I’ve spent a lot of the last year thinking about the kind of mom I want to be.  And there’s really only one answer:  one like my own. Of course, I didn’t always know how good I had it.  Case in point: [...]

Paradigm Shift

It’s been a crazy few weeks for the Kalmes clan.  First, we moved to Seattle, real quick-like, a subject I hope to address in greater length in a future post.  Then, almost as soon as we were settled in a new apartment, Story and I took off again—this time to Texas for a dear friend’s [...]

Temporary Retirement

Only two days until I head off to Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp!  This Thursday I was so busy I didn’t even think about liveblogging.  It just went clean out of my mind.  Next week I won’t be liveblogging either.  As much fun as it would be to liveblog Boot Camp, it seems like [...]

Saturday Funnies

If you need a laugh, check out the truly awful sentences showcased in The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. My personal favorite? Cynthia had washed her hands of Philip McIntyre – not like you wash your hands in a public restroom when everyone is watching you to see if you washed your hands but like washing your [...]

Is it Wednesday Already?

Liveblogging Wednesday has been permanently relocated to Thursday, on account of my Game Night being permanently relocated to Wednesday.  Now, what am I going to cook?

Liveblogging Thursday This Week

Cheaty, I know.

Three Conversations About Self-Publishing

With my friend Becky, about six months ago.  My summation:  “I dunno.  I think if I couldn’t get published traditionally, I’d have to take a good, hard look at my work.” With my writing group, Wednesday night.  My summation: “I think it’s a path to publication that is opening up for some people, like bloggers [...]

And…. I’m Back

I’ve been absent from the blogosphere for almost two months now. Sorry to disappoint you, Mom! But I had gotten my groove back, writing wise, and I didn’t want any distractions. Now that I’m settled into the groove, I’m back to blogging. More tomorrow, but for now I’ll just mark my return with: Three Things [...]

Good News, Bad News

Good News: I’ve finished my Comprehensive List of Revisions to Make. Bad News: It’s long. Good News: I am adding ten scenes and eliminating four. The extra six should easily make up the additional five thousand words I want to add to the book’s length. Bad News: I have to write them. Good News: There [...]

Victory is Mine!

I’m done with the book! It currently weighs in at about sixty-five thousand words — a good five thousand below my goal. It’s probably publishable at 65K, but it’s definitely a little light, so I’ll be looking to add those extra five thousand words during editing (that’s about fifteen pages to you civilians). It’s quite [...]