Sometimes Technology Sucks…

On May 30, 2016, Posted by , In Administrative,Random Rants, With No Comments

If you’ve tried to access my website in the last couple of weeks, you’ve probably noticed either that you couldn’t access it at all, or it looked really weird.  That is because, as of the middle of May, my old hosting service expired, and while I had set up new…

New Story: Displaced

I have an idea for a new story, which I will be posting sporadically here on my blog.  The story will be a paranormal novel, but it will also be something possibly very different from what you usually see out there.  The intent of writing it, at least a little,…

Casualty of An Indie Publisher

On August 12, 2015, Posted by , In Random Rants,Writing, With No Comments

I’ve always waxed poetic about wanting to self publish.  I like the control, the lack of rejections (which I know would about destroy me over time), and the knowledge that if something isn’t right, it’s my fault. I take the same mentality when it comes to my hair.  I always…

NaNoWriMo is officially over! #nanowrimo2014

On December 2, 2014, Posted by , In Random Rants,Writing, With No Comments

It’s December 1st, and many of us (me included) are coming off that month-long frenetic obsession called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, FYI).  My goal had been to write 50k by Thanksgiving (which was the same goal as last year), since family has this way of absorbing all your time. …

Writing a Blurb

On October 5, 2014, Posted by , In Random Rants,Writing, With No Comments

In the past, I’ve had trouble writing blurbs or book descriptions.  When writing one for Forever After, I had the hardest time, finding myself completely stumped. Sure, I’ve found plenty of resources giving suggestions on how to write effective blurbs, but that was never the problem.  The problem seemed to…

Being a lazy bum…

On September 13, 2014, Posted by , In Random Rants, With No Comments

Yes, I know, I know.  I am a bum.  I keep trying to be good, and I’m not. I’ve been half heartedly working on editing Forever After.  Once done, I intend to post the edited version to Wattpad for a limited time in advance of proper publishing.  They have a…

NaNoWriMo to Conclusion (Almost)

On November 26, 2013, Posted by , In Random Rants,Writing, With No Comments

I started this out hardly enamored with the idea.  I thought to myself that it encouraged people to think less of those who wrote for a living, making people think anyone could do it.  Devaluation.  I guess that, in part, came from the relative ease I find in the actual…

The Poor Pitiful Promo/Guest Post

On October 7, 2013, Posted by , In Marketing/Promotion,Random Rants, With No Comments

I can’t remember the last time I got a request for a promotional post or guest post on my blog.  It’s always book review requests.  It seems like promo posts and guest posts are the unpopular cousin to the book review requests. Which is really sad, because there are a…

Contemplating the Vampire Myth

On September 28, 2013, Posted by , In Random Rants, tagged in , , With No Comments

I just read a blog post called 10 Creepy Historical Vampires You’ve Never Heard Of, and it got me thinking about the history behind the vampire myths. Now, I know quite a few things about the history of vampire myths.  Of course, everyone knows of Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration behind…

Oh No! 666 Views!

Okay, I just had to comment on that one when I saw it in my stats.  I remember once when I was buying a bagel, the cashier was all nervous and hiding the display of the cash register.  I can’t remember if the balance on my card was 6.66 or…