Infographic: 4 Key Book Publishing Paths

Infographic: 4 Key Book Publishing Paths. Excellent post by Jane Friedman. Writers should subscribe.

Drifting gaily along

I signed up for Sarah Selecky's excellent Story is a state of Mind online course and I'm in the intensive mode, where we actually have to do the work and get in assignments and such. This latest one is freaking me out a bit, especially in line with Nanowrimo. For both things, I'm doing what…

Connecting with your inner wild thing

Ever since I got this darn disease, I've been surrounded by people who want me to be careful, take it easy, look after myself, rest. I appreciate their looking out for me, and my friends have graciously supported me and saved me from errors, but it's the general run of noise from strangers that makes…

Serendipitous Connections

  I'm all grown up now, no kids to tow to rugby games or class performances , no parent-teacher lineups or other shared parental volunteer activities to set up friendships with other grown ups. It used to be easy to meet new folks - we were doing the same things at the same time, our kids…

Non-negotiables in relationships…

It's almost the end of February, and I have to say I'm glad - I've been participating in NaBloPoMo on the theme of love and relationships and my friends, reading the posts, call me to ask if I'm okay, check in about my mood, etc. I think they think I am heartbroken - but I'm…

Don’t ever get old: review

Whew. In the first pages excerpt of this book (available online from NetGalley) so much is told, so much is started. I am awash in books to read and yet I've put this one on my "to grab soon" list. Friedman can write, powerfully, and I'm dying to see if the rest of the book…

Baaaack to our country exploration – the Falklands/Malvinas

Yes, folks, it's another archipelago, but this time it's one with a sheep on its coat of arms. What's not to like about that? It's another one of those strategically located places that everyone wants to own. Maybe it's the oil that hangs around there somewhere. Or maybe it's the sheep. There are a lot…

NaBloPoMo Blop-ing to the end…

Well. So here we are at the end of Nanowrimo (at which I failed miserably) and NaBloPoMo, where I missed three days out of the month, pretty good average, I'd say, since it's been a crazy as usual month, filled with the usual sturm und drang, a phrase I've used ever since I absorbed it…

Sharing a space

I've recently invited my long term male friend to come and live with me. He works, while I live the gentler life of a disabled person, with the needs for sleep and aggressive self-care that involves. Unlike my former husband, who made every departure an event that left me wide awake in the dawn, my…

NaBloPoMo is here! Need some inspiration?

NaBloPoMo is here! Need some inspiration?.