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It's Raining Cats & Dogs!

So it should be obvious that in this household, we have cats.

And chickens. But the chickens don’t have much to do with this blog post. 270 more words

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On... Unintentionally Slowing Down. AKA: My frustrations with the medical community.

I really didn’t mean for a week and a half to go by without another blog post. But life happens.

Also: This post is slightly ranty, and definitely personal in nature. 1,645 more words

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Blogging Just... Doesn't Happen When You're Sick

So… this week did not go as planned. At all.

Monday was… less than stellar. I really don’t want to rehash it.

Tuesday was… also less than stellar. 271 more words

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The Funny Thing About Grief

Author Note: This post was written a few days ago in, well, a random round of tears and hurting that just hit out of nowhere. It’s taken a great deal of courage to post this while it’s still fresh, but I’m doing it because I know how few sources there are out there for people grieving the loss of pets. 457 more words

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So, remember my 'big news' thing I've been hinting at?

Yeah, it’s here.

It’s been a long process, due to the email internet monster eating emails, and a few misc. other things, but at last the ball is rolling! 31 more words

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Does YA Fiction Make Too Many Excuses for Young Adults?

I’m going to be honest here – I am not aboard the young adult train. I rarely read it, and I don’t write it at all… 888 more words

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In light of some of the controversy and discussions going around the internet about young adult fiction (and also because it's been a doozy of a week/weekend and I really don't have any posts prepped this week), I'm going to share a post I wrote back in April on the Ferret blog. It's both a rant about my (personal) frustrations with YA fiction, and some things I think would make it better. YA does serve a huge purpose in the publishing world, and in people's lives, and I'm not belittling it. But there are some major trends in it I see as... taking the easy way out. I know that not nearly all submitted novels get published, and publishers are likely to take what sells over what's influential, but they are responding to the market. So perhaps the market needs to change?

On Further Simplification: First Steps

If you read my last post, you probably figured out that I was feeling more than a bit overwhelmed.

Before I get to the meat of this post: Good news IS on the horizon! 652 more words

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