My annual review at work came around a couple of weeks ago, and I asked for a raise. I’ve been busting my ass, taken on a tremendous responsibility, proven myself over and over again, and worked there for 8 years without one single raise. My supervisor agreed with everything. We took it to our director,… Read More My New York State of Mind
I’m no good at the Twitters. Whether logging on as me or my straight, Harlequin novel writing alter-ego, I’m woefully out of my depth (i.e. don’t know what the hell I’m doing). … Read More Romance This.
I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. But every year, near the beginning of January, I do make a list of the year’s writing and publishing goals. Most years, I’m pretty ambitious and fill the list with at least four novels and a short story or two. Last year’s monster, I think, had about six or… Read More The Aquarian with a List
I used to hate Christmas and the holiday season in general. Every time November rolled around and that damn turkey came out, I turned into the Grinch, Grumpy Cat, and Maleficent all rolled into one. Obviously, without the cool outfits. I know the exact reason too. I’m nothing if not aware of my own traumas… Read More Holiday Hate, Holiday Love
Take and share and give and love and gobble up every delicious piece of opportunity that presents itself because at the end of the day, it might be the end of your days.… Read More The Escape of Carpe Diem
A well-meaning friend and trusted Virgo said I needed to see the world beyond my lesbian feminist bookstore. And so, off to RT I went.
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Long before the New Year burst rudely upon us, I had already planned on being a better person. I made spreadsheets for various things, have a schedule with my writing partner, and created weekly “to do” lists in my planner. The fly in the ointment: I’m lazy. The only thing I’ve stuck to so far… Read More I’ll do it later: my plan to stop procrastination in its tracks