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I'll be your Emmylou and I'll be your June

listening – emmylou, first aid kit

I can’t go back to my old blogs once I’ve left them for a while, it turns out. They become these archives, these spaces where I remember too clearly the situations in which I wrote them. 414 more words

Chez Nous

Suicide is Painful (Originally written March 10, 2010)

Another re-post, but this one feels like it’s timely. Also, I just got back from a whole summer working at a camp and I’m not in my write-y brain place yet. 494 more words

Navel Gazing

It's A Good Time To Be A Geek

One time, when I was in college, I was working with this lady who was far more experienced in the ways of the world than I was. 390 more words


On putting faces to your characters

In short, while putting faces on your characters is fun for you as the author, your readers often don’t like it. Everybody forms their own ideas of what characters look like, and nobody wants to have those ideas messed about. 318 more words


Diet Failure: More thoughts (and a confession) on antelopes and diets

Last week, with great pomp, I declared that I was going to try to turn myself from an ox into an antelope. When I wrote that, I meant it somewhat facetiously. 592 more words

Navel Gazing

Alternate covers

Have a sexy cover, it’ll sell your book!

I am sticking with my woodsy book covers for now. The pictures are my own, which means I’ll never ever ever have rights issues with them, and as the Peanut Gallery observed about… 276 more words


The Interim.

I’m not the first person to make this observation, but life sometimes seems like one long wait after another.

Right now, Jeff and I are waiting to move into our new apartment up in Lowell, and as I’m waiting, I’m living with my parents. 874 more words