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Oct.20.2013
Whenever I get to the end of an anthology, I can't help but take a moment to think about the placement of the tales within the collection. Prior to being a short fiction writer myself, I'm not sure if I ever really thought about it all that much before, but after selling my first story and...
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Oct.19.2013
In less than a week, I'll be at After Stonewall for my book launch. Predictably, I'm a mess. I know that as soon as I am in front of a crowd, training and reflex take over and I will have a great time. Also, it is a book event, so "crowd" is likely going to top-out at roughly twenty people, if...
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Oct.18.2013
I didn't sleep last night. I mean that literally. Sometimes my sleep issues pop up in an absolute fashion, and an entire night goes by where I realize, early on, that there will be no sleep. At all. After sleep clinics and various options (chemical or behavioral), I've mostly come to be okay...
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Oct.17.2013
Today was actually a really fun day. My boss dropped by unexpectedly and had 99% positive things to say, I got to welcome two new people to the store, and they enjoyed the training program I helped develop, someone came into the store and bought two copies of my book, and someone else tweeted...
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Oct.16.2013
Over the past many weeks, my husband and I have slipped into an odd routine. When we eat dinner, we turn on an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation to watch while we have dinner. We've just recently slipped over to season five, and the second episode, "Darmok," which was all about an alien...
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Oct.15.2013
I am so freaking blessed. Technically, my book released today, and people have been getting their hands on it all week. It's nerve-wracking, but in a good way. People have been really, really kind, like I said, and it's been a fantastic ride. If you've not yet got a copy, and you'd like to, hit...
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Oct.15.2013
Do you have a person in your life who is a tireless supporter of other people? They're a pretty rare breed, and it's often against their nature to call them out on all the good they do, but every now and then it's a good idea to remind them of how much they do to support everyone else, even if...
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Oct.14.2013
A lovely Thanksgiving today, though being from England, it's not a big deal in our household. Still, it's a nice reminder to stop and think about the things that are good, and I have plenty of those and am well aware how blessed my life is. We had a lazy day today so far - and it's not looking...
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Oct.13.2013
Online reviews are incredible things. This age of the interwebs has really changed the nature of feedback - even just when I started working at the bookstore, mumble-mumble years ago, it didn't really exist in the same manner. Or at least, what was there wasn't nearly as pervasive. I remember...
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Oct.12.2013
A few awesome things today. Two more reviews of Light popped up - one by Amos Lassen, and one over on On Top Down Under Book Reviews - both very complimentary, which was a wonderful start to my day. Then, when I got to work, there were actual copies of the book right there for me to sell. So that...
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Oct.11.2013
Massive headache today. It's like two days of sitting where I'm used to standing, with loud music, applause, and terrible chairs has done something to me. Huh. But before I climb back into bed in a dark room with a cool drink... "Voice of the Martyrs," by Maurice Broaddus This little gem of a...
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Oct.10.2013
Day two of two days of manager meetings with super-early start-times has left my brain a little mushy. Doffing the "manager" hat is usually quite comfortable for me, but by the end of the second day, the reality of having sat for two days in a row is a real problem - my legs ache, my back aches...
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Oct.09.2013
Long day today - my husband's birthday dinner after a day of meetings that began at 7:30a and ended around 5:15p and was followed by an hour and a half on the bus to get to said dinner... And that's all I got. "Dust Angels," by Jennifer Brozek Once again from Beyond the Sun, this short story...
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Oct.08.2013
Things that rocked today included having my turn at the Bold Strokes Books blog, where my wee entry is all about the differences i found between writing short fiction and a novel. Turns out it's more than word counts. I also had a mini-breakthrough on the bus ride to work where I realized...
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Oct.07.2013
I'm not usually one to do this, but I'm going to don my serious hat for a few moments, okay? Before I begin, I'm also going to say this isn't about me in any way, shape, or form. When you buy a book (and by "book" here I'm honestly meaning any version thereof - an e-book, an audiobook, a tree-...
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